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  • 'The West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin talks Bartlet invoking the 25th Amendment — and why Trump should do the same

    Sorkin looks back at the 2003 episode of the NBC drama and ponders the one way President Trump could possibly "rehabilitate his image and redeem his entire life."

  • TV’s Trouble With the Oval Office: ‘Designated Survivor’ Searches for 4th Showrunner

    The Kiefer Sutherland series about the Oval Office has had troubles in the leadership department and will hire a fourth person to fill the showrunner’s shoes.

  • Allison Janney Pitches ‘West Wing’ Reboot With New Actors

    From 1999 to 2006, Allison Janney played Press Secretary C.J. Cregg on The West Wing, and she was perhaps the best woman to ever hold the job… well, maybe except for Melissa McCarthy’s hilarious portrayal of Sean Spicer. Variety recently interviewed Janney about the brilliant Aaron Sorkin series and the potential for more episodes.

  • How To Make Milk Steak: Gross, Weird ‘Always Sunny’ Recipes You Cook At Home

    Everybody knows what milk steak is, and if you don’t serve it over hard, you best throw it right in the trash can, buddy! Over the past twelve seasons, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has introduced the world to a number of horribly disgusting culinary delights, like Charlie’s favorite, the milk steak with a side of jelly beans served raw. Calling himself Oliver Babish, after Oliver Platt’s West Wing character, Rea creates a weekly YouTube series called “Binging With Babish” that presents recipes for famous foods from your favorite shows, including Ross Geller’s Moist Maker from Friends, the Lovers’ Delight Sundae from 30 Rock, and Kevin’s Famous Chili from The Office.

  • The 10 TV Elections to Watch on Election Day

    Election Day is here at last, and the fractious nature of this year’s cycle means that we’re going to be spending much of Nov. 8 glued to our news station of choice as the future occupant of the Oval Office is decided. But you’re going to need a break from our real-world election at some point during the day, especially before the trickle of results turns into a flood in the evening hours. With that in mind, we’ve assembled a list of 10 election-themed episodes and storylines you can binge on in between poll results. Battlestar Galactica (Hulu)

  • ‘Killing Reagan’ Star Tim Matheson Talks Finding New Respect for Reagan, and Acting Semicolons on ‘The West Wing’

    From rush chairman to vice president to POTUS… Animal House star Tim Matheson gets presidential this week in National Geographic Channel’s Killing Reagan, the movie based on Bill O’Reilly’s (yes, that Bill O’Reilly) bestselling book about John Hinckley’s 1981 assassination attempt against President Ronald Reagan.

  • ‘West Wing’ Cast Reunites on ‘Today’

    The cast of The West Wing reunited at the ATX Television Festival in Austin and Today was there to chat with the show’s big stars. Well, not Martin Sheen. Or Allison Janney. Or Rob Lowe. But that’s ok. Cast members Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney, Dulé Hill, Melissa Fitzgerald, Joshua Malina, and its creator, Aaron Sorkin, were. Sorkin said he had lower expectations for it when it first premiered in 1999.

  • James Corden Parodies the Classic ‘West Wing’ Walk-and-Talk

    The Late Late Show did a parody of the classic walk-and-talk scene made famous by The West Wing, with Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford reprising their roles as C.J. Cregg and Josh Lyman.

  • 'West Wing,' 'Rescue Me' Reunions Round Out ATX Festival Lineup

    The cast of 'Ugly Betty' will also reunite for closing night of the festival, which is now going into its fifth year.

  • Best and Worst Showrunner Switches

    NBC has announced that Chicago Med, the latest installment in Dick Wolf’s burgeoning Chicago Fire/Chicago PD empire, is bidding farewell to showrunner Andrew Dettmann. In April, for example, Netflix confirmed that Daredevil showrunner Steven S. DeKnight wouldn’t be back for Season 2 of the wildly popular superhero series, replaced by the team of Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez.