Red Right Hand: THE WEST WING RETURNS TO TV
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

THE WEST WING RETURNS TO TV

It hurts a little to write this, so I'll just copy and paste from the press release...

Universal Media has teamed with Emmy-winning writer and producer Joel Surnow (24, Half-Hour News Hour) to bring The West Wing back to the screen in 2011.

However, in a red state twist, the new one-hour drama will focus on the administration of President Owen Harper, a midwest Republican, played by Bruce Boxleitner (
Tron, Heroes). The series is planned for a prime time berth as a midseason replacement early next year.

The West Wing
was created by Aaron Sorkin and originally starred Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlett.


Really? What the hell? Is UMS selling this to Fox News so they can get into the fictional drama business...as opposed to the crap the present as news now.

Yes, I totally be watching it, though. I loved West Wing, I like the stuff Surnow's done in the past, like La Femme Nikita and Nowhere Man, and I dig Bruce from back in the Babylon 5 days. But, is this really necessary?

Also, anyone notice his character has the same name as the guy on Torchwood?
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