The West Wing

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Is The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin Done With TV? He's Got An Answer

Not everyone knows Aaron Sorkin's name, but they've almost certainly heard his trademark rich and frenetic dialogue. The creator and writer of The West WingSports NightStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom is busy wrapping up the final season of the latter, and once that's done, his television career may fade to black.

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Season 7, Episode 22
In the series finale, the Bartlet administration prepares to leave the West Wing. While Santos and his winning camp nervously gear up for the inauguration, outgoing President Bartlet, C.J. and the others fondly look back on their time in the White House. Former series star Rob Lowe guest stars as Sam Seaborn.

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Season 7, Episode 21
As the Bartlet administration prepares to transition into the Santos administration, C.J. must confront the choices affecting her future. Meanwhile, Will also finds himself in a position of uncertainty about what is to come.

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Season 7, Episode 20
While Santos is wrapped up in choosing his new Vice President, Helen (recurring guest star Teri Polo) is overwhelmed by the issues facing the new First Family. Meanwhile, Vinick also deals with a new life now that the election is over.

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Season 7, Episode 19
A controversy occurs when the President-Elect places a telephone call to the president of China and espouses a different viewpoint from that of Bartlet. Meanwhile, Josh chooses his deputy chief of staff. Recurring guest stars include Rob Lowe as Sam Seaborn, Lily Tomlin as Deborah Fiderer, Teri Polo as Helen Santos, Janeane Garofalo as Louise Thornton and Anna Deavere Smith as Nancy McNally.

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Is The Newsroom's Aaron Sorkin Done With TV? He's Got An Answer

Not everyone knows Aaron Sorkin's name, but they've almost certainly heard his trademark rich and frenetic dialogue. The creator and writer of The West WingSports NightStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom is busy wrapping up the final season of the latter, and once that's done, his television career may fade to black.

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CBS' New Political Drama Madam Secretary Calls Téa Leoni Back Into Action

When Téa Leoni signed on to headline the new CBS drama Madam Secretary, she knew something had to give.

"For me, it was cooking," she tells TVGuide.com with a laugh. "The kids hate my cooking. They totally don't... read more

19 Times Life and The West Wing Imitated Each Other

At times, the modern political climate may seem stranger than fiction, so it may be comforting (or disconcerting) to know that several recent political events initially took place years prior, on NBC's beloved series The West Wing, which aired from 1999 to 2006. While some of its more prescient episodes tackle obvious issues (i.e. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"), other coincidences are downright bizarre (i.e. characters who bear striking similarities to Barack Obama and John McCain squaring off in a... read more

Netflix's Grace and Frankie Adds Martin Sheen

Martin Sheen has joined the cast of Netflix's upcoming comedy series Grace and Frankie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. read more

7 Shows We're Binge-Watching This Summer

With network TV season finales firmly in the rearview mirror and summer shows not yet back in full rotation, many regular TV viewers are likely facing the same dilemma: What to watch? Sure, it's great to finally have more than 5 percent storage space left on our DVRs, but it's difficult to suddenly go from carefully planning Sunday night series' schedules to watching — gasp! — repeats. But as that old, awful NBC marketing campaign goes "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you." So, which series should you dive into during this down time? Below, TVGuide.com editors share their binge-watching selections for the summer... read more

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Premiered: September 22, 1999, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The celebrated ensemble drama following a U.S. president and his staff as they set public policy and face personal problems in a `parallel universe' (as one of the series' executive producers called it) that can be remarkably similar to the real one. An Emmy juggernaut (four Best Drama awards in its first four seasons) as well as a Peabody winner, `Wing' was the brainchild of writer Aaron Sorkin (`The American President'), who left after the fourth season, when John Wells (`ER') took over.

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