TV Tidbits: Aaron Sorkin Returns to Form, Gretchen Mol Joins Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire, Jason Lee to Star in TNT’s Delta Blues, Emmys Come Early
Posted on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 by Devindra Hardawar
In TV news tonight: It looks like Aaron Sorkin is finally heading back to television after the failure of Studio 60, and you wouldn’t believe what he’s got planned according to TV Guide:
I’m going to be starting on a new TV series. It’s going to be what turns out to be the third in the trilogy of TV shows that take place behind the scenes of a TV show, but this will be a different kind of TV show. That’s all I can let out of the bag right now.
I’m actually not opposed to Sorkin revisiting a genre he knows so well. Let’s not forget that The West Wing, perhaps his best show, was also a behind the scenes look at the White House. Sorkin also said he hopes to reunite with some of his former series actors, and will definitely be working with longtime collaborator/director Thomas Schlamme.