Emmy winning actor Timothy Busfield will guest-star on the new Fox drama The Mob Doctor, TVGuide.com reports exclusively. The show has also booked Friday Night Lights alum Jurnee Smollett in a guest role.
Sorry, Jed Bartlet fans. Reports of a West Wing movie have been greatly exaggerated.
Former cast member Joshua Malina got fans' hopes up over the weekend, when he hinted on Twitter that a film based on the Aaron Sorkin political drama may be in the works.
Before executive producer Greg Berlanti came in to pitch what would become Political Animals, USA Network wasn't actively looking for a series set in Washington, D.C. "We were probably as averse to [D.C. shows] as any network," says Bill McGoldrick, USA's executive vice president of original scripted programming.
Not wanting to alienate viewers, TV execs have mostly steered clear of...
There aren't enough words. Except in the world of Aaron Sorkin, where there are always enough, maybe too many, as the Emmy- and Oscar-winning maestro of the hyper-verbal aria (The West Wing, Sports Night, The Social Network) aims his sights back on TV with the exhilarating, exasperating and often sensationally entertaining The Newsroom. (It premieres Sunday at 10/9c following summer hit True Blood.)
Emily Mortimer, Jeff Daniels
In an early scene of HBO's new Aaron Sorkin drama The Newsroom, a college student asks the show's hero, Will McAvoy, why the U.S. is the best country in the world.
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It's a vapid question, to be sure, but Will's mean-spirited answer — he says simply that it isn't, and then rattles off a withering, Sorkinian litany of statistics about literacy, life expectancy and infant mortality that prove his point — is both electrifying and kind of depressing.
Will (Jeff Daniels, in his first TV series role) is a moderate Republican cable news anchor whose show, "News Night," has succeeded in the ratings because Will has played it safe, journalistically speaking. (One critic calls him the "Jay Leno of news anchors.") When we first meet him, he's in a rut, and his staff, none too impressed with his very public tantrum, has decided to seek other employment....
Kathryn Joosten, best known for her roles on Desperate Housewives and The West Wing, died Friday of lung cancer, TVLine reports. She was 72 years old.
Joosten, who won two Emmys for her portrayal of Mrs. McCluskey on Housewives, passed away in...
Dennis Quaid, Johnny Lee Miller
CBS has ordered seven new series, including an 1960s-set drama starring Dennis Quaid and a comedy from the creators Will & Grace.
Vegas tells the true story of Ralph Lamb (Quaid) — a rodeo cowboy-turned-longtime Las Vegas Sheriff. Nicholas Pileggi and Without a Trace's Greg Walker will write and...
Jesse Eisenberg will reunite with The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin in his new HBO drama The Newsroom, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Eisenberg, who portrayed Mark Zuckerberg in the Oscar nominated film, has landed...
Sons of Anarchy has collared NYPD Blue vet Jimmy Smits for a season-long arc, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by Deadline, Smits will play Neron "Nero" Padilla, a Latino gangbanger with an exit strategy who...
True Blood's fifth season will premiere on Sunday, June 10 at 9/8c, HBO announced Wednesday.
This season will be the last for showrunner Alan Ball, who has been with the show since it debuted in 2009.