As if politics weren’t crazy enough these days, NBC is considering bringing back everyone’s favorite fictional presidency.
Richard Schiff followed up on speculation of a possible reboot of his Emmy-winning show “The West Wing.”
“I know a lot,” he said on “PoliticKing With Larry King.”
“No, it’s not necessarily coming. And I don’t know in what form it’s coming but I did have a particular idea that I spoke with Aaron (Sorkin) about, and to Tommy (Schlamme) about, and to Peter Roth about. And I love my idea. I don’t know if that’s going to happen.”
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However, even Schiff knows that there are enough politics right now.
“I don’t think a West Wing reboot in the White House makes any kind of sense right now. So I think some other form of it,” he said.
He also said he’d come back as White House communications director Toby Ziegler if and when the show returns.
NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt made similar comments about a return to the iconic show last week.
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“I keep saying to (Sorkin), ‘Do you want to do The West Wing again, wouldn’t it be great to do it?’” Greenblatt told Deadline.
“He says, ‘You know I love that show and some day I’d love to revisit it, but it’s not going to happen right now.’”
The seven-season show, which ran from 1999 to 2006, followed White House staffers Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen), Leo McGarry (John Spencer), Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford), C.J. Cregg (Allison Janney), Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe), Charlie Young (Dulé Hill) and Donna Moss (Janel Moloney).
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