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The West Wing is an American television series, written by Aaron Sorkin, on the complications around the fictional u.s. president Josiah Bartlet ' Jed ' (played by Martin Sheen) and the members of his staff in the White House. The West Wing won 86 Television Awards, including 26 Emmy Awards, six Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Satellite Awards.

Main characters in The West Wing are played by, among others, Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Janel Moloney, Stockard Channing, Dulé Hill, John Spencer and Elisabeth Moss. In the last season, that dedicated to presidential elections, are Alan Alda and Jimmy Smits as presidential candidates placed opposite each other.

The first episode aired in the United States on NBC on september 24, 1999. In 2006, the seventh and final season included.

The series attracted 17 million viewers in America at its peak and hold--along with Hill Street Blues -the record for most Emmy Awards ever granted to a television series (only for nine in the first season).

In Flanders, the series was broadcast from 2003 to 2007 integral by the VMMa 2BEtelevision channel. In the Netherlands were first five seasons aired by RTL 4 (up to 2006). As of January 2009, RTL 4 season 7. Season 6 is not transmitted in Netherlands.

See also[Edit] List of episodes of The West Wing

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