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'The West Wing' Reunion Is Officially Happening

The creator and stars of the iconic NBC series will reunite to mark the 10th anniversary of its finale



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    Cast of "The West Wing" season 4 (from left): John Spencer, Dule Hill, Stockard Channing, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney and Richard Schiff.

    Austin is getting political this summer.

    Once again, the ATX Television Festival in Texas is giving TV lovers an epic cast reunion. Set to take place June 9-12, the festival will be hosting a panel that will feature "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Siff and Janel Moloney, as well as director and executive producer Thomas Schlamme. (Fans can expect more panelists to be announced leading up to the fest.)

    And what perfect timing for a reunion as the panel will also mark the 10th anniversary of the iconic NBC series' finale, which ended in 2006 after a 156-episode run over seven seasons.

    Malina, who is on "Scandal" and was on "The West Wing" for four seasons, recently launched a podcast dedicated to the show, called "The West Wing Weekly," which goes through the series episode-by-episode.

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    "The West Wing" isn't the only beloved series staging a reunion during the festival's fifth season. To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of "Ugly Betty," cast members America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn will take the stage for the closing night panel to honor the ABC series.

    Other panels set for the 2016 ATX TV Festival include reunion events for "Everybody Loves Raymond," "The O.C.'s" writer's room, and "State of Grace," as well as panels for Ferrera's new NBC comedy "Superstore," Lifetime's "unREAL" and "Younger."

    In previous seasons, ATX staged reunions of "Roswell," "Everwood," "Friday Night Lights," and, of course, "Gilmore Girls in 2015," which many attribute the upcoming Netflix revival to. 

    To buy tickets and check out the rest of the festival line-up, head to the ATX Television Festival's official site.

    (E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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