West Wing Reunion

TVLine Items: The West Wing Reunion, Conan Returns to NYC and More

President Jed Bartlet’s administration is getting back to work — for one night only.

Cast members from The West Wing will reunite at this year’s ATX Television Festival, taking place from June 9 to 12 in Austin.

The panel will include stars Bradley Whitford, Dulé Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, as well as series creator Aaron Sorkin and executive producer Thomas Schlamme.

Also added to the ATX Festival lineup: Cast reunions for Ugly Betty and Rescue Me, plus panels for WGN America’s Outsiders, Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, Audience Network’s Kingdom and TBS’ upcoming comedy Search Party.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* For the first time in six years, Conan will return to New York City for a week of shows (Oct. 31 through Nov. 3) from Harlem’s Apollo Theater. Additionally, O’Brien will once again host a string of July episodes from San Diego’s Comic-Con International.

* Sonia Manzano — aka Sesame Street‘s Maria — will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys, taking place May 1.

* Key & Peele‘s Keegan-Michael Key will host the 2016 Peabody Awards, to be held Saturday, May 21 (and airing Monday, June 6, at 8/7c on Pivot), Variety reports.

* CMT has released the first trailer for its upcoming scripted comedy Still the King. Premiering Sunday, June 12, at 9/8c, the project stars Billy Ray Cyrus as a washed-up country star who crashes back into his ex’s life and discovers he has a teenage daughter:

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13 Comments
  1. fiberlicious says:

    So, the CMT show is a documentary?

  2. Jennifer says:

    Isn’t it at the ATX Television Festival where the Gilmore Girls reunion was born? Would it be too much to hope that something like that could come out of the West Wing panel?

    No, well I can dream, can’t I???

  3. Anne says:

    No John Wells though for the WW panel? I greatly preferred the show when Wells took over.

  4. No Martin, Stockard, or Allison?! My hopes are shattered. Totally shattered.

  5. Susannah says:

    Sonia Manzano has been on Sesame Street for over 40 years, she truly deserves that lifetime achievement award! She’s fantastic!