Aaron Sorkin & Cast of THE WEST WING Look Back at NBC's Innovative Political Series
Aaron Sorkin, Bradley Whitford, Rob Lowe and the cast, creators and executives of NBC's THE WEST WING recently reunited to take a look at the series which spurred a new generation of political television shows, including Scandal and House of Cards.
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The political drama television series was created by Aaron Sorkin and was originally broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series was set primarily in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictional Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet (played by Martin Sheen).
In total, The West Wing won three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, which it won four consecutive times from 2000 through 2003. In 2013 TV Guide ranked it #7 in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time, while the Writers Guild of Americaranked it #10 in its 101 Best Written TV Series List.