The West Wing aired for seven seasons on NBC before it was cancelled in 2006. The stars of the series have moved on, but two stars of the series will appear together again on FOX series The Grinder. Rob Lowe stars in the comedy that FOX has already picked up for a full season.
Entertainment Weekly reported on Thursday that Richard Schiff will appear on an episode of the FOX comedy that is set to air in January. He will play “Gordon Stutz, the blunt co-founder of the legal firm Stutz & Grinder.”
When Lowe’s character Mitch leaves the firm, his partner and mentor, will go to great lengths to get him back. On The West Wing, Schiff played the White House communications director Toby Ziegler.
Andrew Mogel, the co-creator of the series, teased a bit about the appearance to Entertainment Weekly. He said, ” He’s a ballbuster but he’s also a father figure. He taught Mitch everything he knows.”
Rob Lowe has expressed an interest in a formal West Wing reunion. In a recent interview, he said he would only take on The West Wing again if Sorkin wrote it.
Maybe one day it will happen. Are you excited to see Schiff and Lowe together again on the small screen? Are you a fan of The Grinder? Tell us what you think.