And although she doesn't yet know what's ahead for C. "It's like having the same players, with a new playbook and a new coach." While the characters' personal lives will remain largely in the background, this season will have a renewed focus on the Bartlet family, including the addition of daughter Elizabeth (Annabeth Gish), who arrives with her husband (Steven Eckholdt) following Zoey Bartlet's cliff-hanger abduction.
"We're going to get to know more about the First Family to illuminate what the costs of pursuing this office are," says Wells. Despite the overhaul, "Wing"'s Commander-in-Chief continues to project confidence.
Resuming from last season's cliffhanger, the world watches the desperate search for the President's (Martin Sheen) abducted daughter while rival administrations form an uneasy alliance as they weigh options that might include a preemptive military strike at terrorist targets -- a move that could doom the victim.
After President Bartlet invoked the 25th Amendment, House Speaker Walken (John Goodman) addresses the nation after the news breaks about Bartlet's assassination of a Qumari terrorist leader last year, more anti-American violence occurs overseas and the weary President gathers his family at the White House -- but faces losing their respect after news reports of the Qumari incident.
Perhaps that has something to do with the 20-year-old actress obviously knowing what happens next to her character, Zoey Bartlet, on NBC's "The West Wing." The kidnapping of the president's daughter at the end of the season inspired a cliff-hanger. "If I told them," she says, "it would ruin the surprise for them." Asked if she had reservations about going back to the show, Tomlin said, "Yeah. And, Tomlin said, "The country is so to the right, so conservative. "And now we have John Wells, who's certainly no slouch, taking over." Spencer, who won the supporting drama actor trophy last year, said he already has read the script of the first episode of the upcoming season, penned by Wells. "We were all devastated that Aaron is leaving us because he's the star of the show and we could not imagine it without him, but now it's our reality that he's gone.
And things like 'The Bachelorette' and whatever other reality show was hurting the ratings. That's what's in front of us, and we can either dread it or accept it and be excited about the new opportunities, which is what I'm choosing to do." "I don't think there's a huge change in the show," [Jeff] Zucker told critics and TV journalists gathered for NBC's presentation at the annual Television Critics Association press tour.
It's going to have amazing repercussions for next season." Adds costar John Spencer, "He's going to become quite involved in the Bartlet administration." In the wake of his daughter's kidnapping, President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) relinquished his commander-in-chief post to the speaker (John Goodman) -- leading some to wonder whether Sheen's political activism finally did him in at NBC. "He'll be back." As a result, Roseanne's former TV hubby shouldn't make himself too cozy in the Oval Office.Submitted for consideration after Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nomination by Stockard Channing Submitted for consideration after Outstanding Drama Series Nomination Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episodic TV Series Nomination for Thomas Del Ruth, A. We knew that this would be Tommy's last season all year, so [other producers] have been taking over more and more of those producorial responsibilities.So what I will probably be doing is some additional supervision on the producorial end, and then putting the writing staff together and really supervising the writing of the show."We actually got to read the season premiere before they shot it," [Jeff] Zucker says. "Obviously, I don't think there's a huge change in the show," he says. "We've all learned to speak Sorkinese, which is a very special language developed by Aaron for the cast. "There's a lot of family conflict because it's revealed that I gave the OK to assassinate Sharif," Sheen told AP Radio."Nobody was better at the small banter and the small talk than Aaron Sorkin. "And this kidnapping of my daughter is a retaliatory action it seems.