Sunday, September 19, 2010

This Should Be a Clue How Much I Miss "The West Wing"

ABC developing comedy about the (fake, unfortunately) Vice President | TV | Newswire | The A.V. Club:
"ABC is developing a series about a fictional U.S. Vice President, which will take the White House intrigue of The West Wing and swap it for the day-to-day drudgery of attending photo ops, sitting through state funerals, and trying not to say anything stupid. Unfortunately, it will not borrow a page from every modern TV show and present an alternate universe where the Vice President leads a double life as a super sexy spy who’s always ducking out of press conferences to go bust some terrorist chops with his bare hands. Instead, creators Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air) and teen idol turned TV writer Shaun Cassidy have pitched the show as a comedy focusing on the more mundane “office dynamics” and “underdog nature of the veep’s team,” according to Variety, which also calls it “the political equivalent of Glee.”"

No casting details. Too early, I suppose. Would it be too confusing to have a West Wing alum in the role? I'd like to see Bradley Whitford back in this milieu. Lacking any other details, the one thing drawing me want to keep an eye out for this (beyond jonesing for something, anything vaguely West Wing-ish) is the involvement of Sheldon Turner. Calling it "the political equivalent of Glee," though gives me reservations.

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