Good news for West Wing fans

According to the bible itself, a whole gaggle of former West Wing cast members are going to make it back for the final few episodes of the series. Rob Lowe (Sam), Emily Procter (Ainsley), Mary-Louise Parker (Amy Gardner), Gary Cole (Vice President Bob Russell), Tim Matheson (former Vice President John Hoynes), Marlee Matlin (Joey Lucas), Anna Deavere Smith (Nancy) and Annabeth Gish (Elizabeth Bartlet) are all scheduled to appear in the final five episodes, with Lowe starring in the final two episodes. Who wants a bet that he’s going to replace Leo as the Democrats’ vice presidential nomination? Maybe he’s even married off to Ainsley. Quite a coup to manage to extract Procter from CSI: Miami‘s gruelling filming schedule, though, so clearly she’s going to be quite important in the scheme of things.

Of equal note is the fact that Timothy Busfield (Danny), who will also be appearing in the final few episodes of the show, is to appear along with Bradley Whitford (Josh) in Aaron Sorkin’s new project Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.