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Sam Waterston will play Martin Sheen's beau in a Netflix comedy

7 July 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Netflix has set out to stage an Aaron Sorkin reunion of sorts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Newsroom’s Sam Waterston has been cast in an upcoming comedy for the streaming giant, alongside Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Lily Tomlin (The West Wing), and Martin Sheen (do I have to say what show Martin Sheen was on? Okay fine, The West Wing).

The show, titled Grace and Frankie, follows two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin)—who make amends after they discover that their husbands—Sheen and Waterston, respectively—have been keeping up an affair with each other since 1994 and now plan to legally marry. »

- Jackson McHenry

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Nurse Jackie Season 5 Blu-Ray Review

7 July 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Nurse Jackie Season 5 Blu-Ray Review

The fifth season of Nurse Jackie is a somewhat unique spin in the world of TV series, because the premise of the show is turned upside-down. While Edie Falco has spent four seasons winning critical acclaim as titular, drug-addicted nurse who has to find a way to make all the facets of her life work, the writers correctly determined that it was time that the gimmick made some new movies. Thus, the fifth season has Jackie sober, and quickly approaching the one-year anniversary of her sobriety.

With her marriage falling apart, her job resting on a very precarious perch, and her ability to effectively don a parental role, Jackie has an entirely new set of problems to manage, and coping isn’t necessarily something she’s great at… depending on how you mean that.

Of course, when your personal life is in a shambles, your »

- Marc Eastman

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Rob Lowe Recalls Talking With Monica Lewinsky About The West Wing After Her Scandal With Bill Clinton

3 July 2014 2:32 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Only in the '90s! Rob Lowe isn't just the narrator of National Geographic's The '90s: The Last Great Decade? special—he's also one of its interviewees. Entertainment Weekly shared a clip from the upcoming miniseries on Tuesday, July 1, in which the Parks and Recreation actor recounts a truly original 1990s moment—meeting Monica Lewinsky on a plane as he was getting ready to star in Aaron Sorkin's White House drama The West Wing. The West Wing, about a fictional U.S. President (Martin Sheen) and his senior staff, premiered [...] »

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19 Times Life and The West Wing Imitated Each Other

2 July 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

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...

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- Liz Raftery

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Who are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Drama Supporting Actress: Anna Gunn, Emilia Clarke ...?

2 July 2014 3:25 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

All of last year's Emmy nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actress are back in contention, including the last two winners: "Downton Abbey" scene stealer Maggie Smith (2012) and "Breaking Bad" reigning champ Anna Gunn. Are they leading the pack again? -Break- Watch our exclusive video interviews with Emmy contenders Anna Gunn, Bellamy Young, Michelle Monaghan, and more! After reading our overview, be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this post, which previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions before nominations are announced on July 10. Frontrunners Based on the combined predictions of our Experts, Editors, and Users, Gunn is favored to repeat, with leading odds of 2/1. She would be the third woman since 2000 to claim consecutive Emmys in this category, following Allison Janney ("The West Wing," 2000-2001) and Blythe Danner ("Huff," 200...' »

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TV Review: ‘The ’90s: The Last Great Decade?’

2 July 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The question built into “The ‘90s: The Last Great Decade?” — National Geographic Channel’s three-night, six-hour documentary undertaking — is an inherently interesting one, hung on the simple idea that the prosperous decade fell between the end of the Cold War and the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Yet if that made the ’90s an era where fluff seemed to hold inordinate sway, such material also largely dominates this fast-moving production, which tilts toward pop culture and the salacious (O.J.! Monica!) at every turn. That said, it’s still a fun trip down memory lane and, with the Clintons in the headlines, perhaps a timely one.

Obviously, even over three nights there’s a staggering amount of material to cover, requiring tough choices. So while “Roseanne” gets its share of time — reflecting the economic struggles that helped sink President George H.W. Bush — “Murphy Brown’s” skirmish with Vice President Dan Quayle over single motherhood goes unnoticed. »

- Brian Lowry

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Rob Lowe, 'The West Wing,' and Monica Lewinsky star in the most '90s clip ever

1 July 2014 12:11 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Ahh, the Clinton era—what a time to be alive!

National Geographic’s forthcoming miniseries The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? promises to examine important, world-changing topics and events like the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Desert Storm, the dot-com bubble, and The Rachel. It’s all narrated by Emmy nominee Rob Lowe, who’s got a few awesome ’90s stories of his own.

Chief among them: That time Lowe got on a plane right before filming the pilot for The West Wing and found himself sitting a stone’s throw away from Monica Lewinsky. Did the universe explode? Watch the »

- Hillary Busis

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Aaron Sorkin at Nantucket Film Festival: "I Write Radio Plays"

30 June 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This weekend, Aaron Sorkin was honored with the Nantucket Film Festival's Screenwriters Tribute award for his work in film and TV. Indiewire covered it thoroughly here.  At the event held in his honor, the prolific writer behind "The West Wing," "The Social Network, "A Few Good Men" and "The Newsroom" was interviewed by MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Here are some of his most piquant and witty remarks (thanks to BuzzFeed's Alison Willmore for her Twitter sharing.) "I was absolutely tickled that we don't have a king in this country.  We have a person with a temp job."  (referring to "The American President")"I was falling in love with my own voice.""Best $410 I ever spent." (referring to his tuition money for bar tending school)"I write nothing of any visual interest whatsoever.  I essentially write radio plays."  (referring to the 'walk and talk' of "The West »

- Jacob Combs

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Looking Back: ‘Mad Men’s’ Elisabeth Moss Dances Her Way into Variety

27 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elisabeth Moss has racked up five Emmy nominations playing complex, career-driven Peggy Olson on “Mad Men.” But just as Peggy has transformed over the course of seven seasons, Moss, 31, has virtually grown up onscreen, thanks to roles like President Bartlet’s daughter Zoey on “The West Wing.” She credits her first Variety mention, at age 11 — as Baby Louise in CBS’s 1993 adaptation of “Gypsy” — with setting her on her career path.

What do you remember most about your role in “Gypsy”?

I look back on that as a sign in my career that I got the part of baby Louise. I was never baby June — I was always baby Louise. You can go even to “Mad Men” — I’m not Joan. I’m Peggy. It was a very good part for me to get, and it was very right for me. I liked that I got to play the more serious role. »

- Whitney Friedlander

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The art of the public apology: 19 takes on 'I'm sorry'

27 June 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

People aren’t perfect—and famous people are no exception. Every now and again, an actress will utter an insulting slur. An actor will get caught in a sex scandal. A politician won’t be able to keep it in his pants. Things happen. And yet, as Gary Oldman discovered this week, being in the spotlight means having to ‘fess up about your lesser moments in the court of public opinion. The public mea culpa has become a form of performance art (and not just because Shia Labeouf once tried to turn it into actual performance art).

What’s the »

- Jackson McHenry

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Rob Lowe and Family Rescued From Floods During Vacation in France

26 June 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Rob Lowe's European holiday in the South of France took an unexpected turn! The actor and his family had to be evacuated from their vacation house in Grasse, France after a violent storm submerged the entire first floor of their residence in floodwaters. According to reports, three months' worth of rain fell in less than four hours. The West Wing star shared a pic on Instagram of the raging water. "This is right outside the house. Was twice as high at the worst, just before sunrise," he wrote. News: Rob Lowe talks bias against good-looking people The 50-year-old's son John Owen Lowe also posted about the scary incident. "Thank you to the fireman that saved us from this »

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Rob Lowe, Family Rescued From Scary Floods During France Vacation: Picture

26 June 2014 11:48 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Rob Lowe is counting his blessings. The Parks and Recreation alum and his family had to be rescued during their France vacation this week after the first floor of their residence became submerged with water during a scary storm. "This is is right outside the house. Was twice as high at the worst, just before sunrise," the 50-year-old wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, June 24. Just hours earlier, Lowe posted a snapshot of the clear sky. "Goodbye Spain. Hello France!" he wrote. The West Wing actor was joined by [...] »

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Can 'Breaking Bad' break Emmy curse and win for final season?

26 June 2014 4:39 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Will "Breaking Bad" end its six-year run in a blaze of glory by claiming a second consecutive Emmy for Best Drama Series? Eleven of our 13 Experts are predicting the AMC criminal thriller to triumph again for its final season, which aired last summer. If it manages to do, it will be that rarity among Emmy champs. Among those drama series to lose for their last seasons were: 2005 winner "Lost" in 2010; four-time champ "The West Wing" in 2006, and "Friday Night Lights" (2011). The most recent drama series to prevail for its final season was "The Sopranos" (2007). Three decades earlier, Brit hit "Upstairs, Downstairs" had done the same.  -Break- Join in the fierce debate about all the Emmy races going on right now in our red-hot forums Our two outliers among our Experts each foresee victory for a different show: Ken Tucker is betting on freshman contender &quot »

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Watch: Explosive First Look at New Wgn America Series 'Manhattan' is the Bomb

25 June 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Wgn America has just released a "First Look" video featuring its upcoming original drama series "Manhattan." Created by Sam Shaw ("Masters of Sex"), the show is set in a mysterious 'classified' town in the New Mexico desert, where Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey) and his team of brilliant but flawed scientists work on a project they had to keep incredibly secret -- because it would lead to the creation of the atom bomb. The clip, combining first-look footage, behind-the-scenes interviews and commentary, features Shaw, Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme (“The West Wing”), along with stars Hickey ("The Big C," "The Good Wife"), Olivia Williams ("Rushmore," "The Ghost Writer"), Ashley Zukerman ("Rush") and Rachel Brosnahan ("House of Cards") revealing why this will be the show that finally puts a human face on the Manhattan Project.  "Manhattan" premieres Sunday »

- Oliver MacMahon

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Universal Channel to air Noah Wyle's The Librarians in the UK

25 June 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Universal Channel has acquired the UK rights to The Librarians.

The drama series - a spinoff from the Librarian TV movies starring Noah Wyle - was green-lit by Us channel TNT in April.

Universal will air the show within 24 hours of Us broadcast, it has confirmed.

Wyle will reprise his role of Flynn Carsen on a recurring basis for The Librarians which stars Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Christian Kane (Leverage).

Matt Frewer (Orphan Black) and John Larroquette (The West Wing) will also appear in the 10-part series.

"An action-adventure drama driven by a group of both daring and quirky characters, The Librarians is an exciting addition to Universal Channel's programming line-up around the world," said Steve Patscheck, Executive Vice President, Programming, Universal Networks International.

"We are pleased to be a part of this brand new series that will be timed to air within 24 hours of the Us debut, giving »

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Aaron Sorkin In Talks To Adapt Wall Street Thriller Flash Boys

24 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just in case it hasn't officially been recorded anywhere, allow me to say that Aaron Sorkin is the king of making the mundane interesting. He's taken projects like The West Wing, The Social Network, and Moneyball that have dealt with institutions we're in tune with on a fairly regular basis, and turned them into pot boiling dramas. Sadly, over the past couple of years several projects he's been attached to have either been put on hold or abandoned, leaving his production slate to be somewhat of a mystery. If recent activity is any indication, however, one of two projects that we may see in Sorkin's near future is an adaptation of the book Flash Boys, once again reuniting him with the world of creative numbers and Michael Lewis books that detail them. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations with Sony to write the adaptation of Lewis' »

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Aaron Sorkin In TalksTo Adapt Wall Street Thriller Flash Boys

24 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Just in case it hasn't officially been recorded anywhere, allow me to say that Aaron Sorkin is the king of making the mundane interesting. He's taken projects like The West Wing, The Social Network, and Moneyball that have dealt with institutions we're in tune with on a fairly regular basis, and turned them into pot boiling dramas. Sadly, over the past couple of years several projects he's been attached to have either been put on hold or abandoned, leaving his production slate to be somewhat of a mystery. If recent activity is any indication, however, one of two projects that we may see in Sorkin's near future is an adaptation of the book Flash Boys, once again reuniting him with the world of creative numbers and Michael Lewis books that detail them. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Aaron Sorkin is in negotiations with Sony to write the adaptation of Lewis' »

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7 Questions With ‘Mom’ Star Allison Janney: Emmy Contender Quickie

23 June 2014 5:38 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With Emmy nomination announcements drawing nigh, “The West Wing” alum Allison Janney — who currently stars as matriarch Bonnie on the freshman CBS comedy “Mom” — spoke to TheWrap about the joys of aging prosthetically and her “Downton Abbey” dream role. What was the toughest thing you had to do this season? The hardest thing was getting used to show's night tapings in front of a live studio audience. As a performer I've rehearsed plays and put the finished product up in front of an audience.  In a half-hour comedy, you show the audience the rehearsal — all your mess-ups, your »

- Tim Kenneally

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Martin Sheen Joining Netflix Comedy Opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

19 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

After a long stint on "The West Wing," Martin Sheen is returning to TV as the co-star in a new Netflix comedy opposite Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.

Sheen will join the ensemble of "Grace and Frankie," a series focusing on the titular women, played by Fonda and Tomlin, respectively. The pair hate each other, but are unexpectedly united when their husbands fall in love with each other, and inform their wives that they plan to wed.

Sheen will play Robert, the husband of Tomlin's character. He most recently flexed his comedy chops with a guest-starring role on the FX comedy series "Anger Management," which is headlined by his son, Charlie Sheen.

"Grace and Frankie" has an impressive creative group behind it, including "Friends" co-creator Marta Kauffman, who wrote and co-created the series alongside Howard J. Morris ("According to Jim," "Home Improvement"). Fonda and Tomlin are co-producing, and Tate Taylor, »

- Katie Roberts

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Martin Sheen Joins Netflix's Grace and Frankie as Jane Fonda's [Spoiler]

18 June 2014 5:56 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

President Bartlet is about to take a major stance on same-sex marriage.

The West Wing‘s Potus Martin Sheen has joined Netflix’s upcoming comedy Grace and Frankie as Jane Fonda’s husband Robert — who unexpectedly falls for another man — according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The single-camera comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin), whose lives are changed when their husbands embark on a romantic relationship and decide to get married.

The 13-episode series will debut in 2015.

Related storiesOrange Is the New Black »

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