‘West Wing’ Creator Working on Cable News TV Pilot

by | January 26, 2011 at 7:48 AM | TV News

Aaron Sorkin (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Aaron Sorkin (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


LOS ANGELES – Writer Aaron Sorkin says he’s going to give the world of cable news the “West Wing” treatment.

In a BBC interview, Sorkin says he’s written a pilot episode for HBO that takes place behind the scenes at a nightly cable show. The series is being cast.

After spending time observing at CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC, Sorkin hopes to give viewers an appreciation of the fascinating work being done.

He says he wants to bring to cable news the same sense of idealism that made government appealing on “The West Wing.”

HBO declined comment on the project.

Sorkin received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay for “The Social Network.”

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