Season 1, Episode 12
Air date 22 January 2007
Written by Aaron Sorkin (teleplay)

Dana Calvo and David Handelman (story)

Directed by Lawrence Trilling
Episode guide
The Christmas Show
The Harriett Dinner - Part 1
The cast and staff come back from their holiday break and prepare for the first show of the New Year with Danny in full pursuit of Jordan. Matt starts bidding in an online auction for a date with Harriet to compete with Luke Scott, a film director interested in Harriet, both on and off screen. Jordan is introduced to Hallie (Stephanie Childers), the newly appointed Vice President of Alternative Programming, but unfortunately doesn't get off on the right foot with her, due to referring to her area of specialty as "illiterate programming". Jordan makes a plea for Danny to stop pursuing her, claiming it's embarrassing, however he says that he won't.