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Rob Lowe Teases ‘The West Wing’ (or ‘Parks and Recreation’) Reboot

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The recent trend of rebooting and remaking classic fan-favorite series is showing no signs of slowing down. This year alone, networks have found great success with revivals such as Will and Grace (NBC) and Roseanne (ABC) on air that several others are now in the works, such as Murphy Brown and The Sopranos among others.

On Saturday, actor Rob Lowe tweeted out a teaser for a reboot of one of his fan-favorite television series which he feels would have total relevance in today’s society. Lowe tweeted, “New “Will And Grace”! New “Sopranos”! New “The Office”! I wish I had been in something that would make a good reboot. Maybe something timely, that would have relevance in this divided political climate? #OhWell”

His playful tweet immediately evoked a massive reaction from his Twitter followers, many of which immediately responded with their excitement about a Parks and Recreation reboot. Parks and Rec would somewhat fit the description which Lowe indicated as the series was a light-hearted look at a small town local government and politics.

There is, however, another series which more wholely fits the bill. Before Parks and Rec, Lowe starred in the NBC series The West Wing. The show was created by Aaron Sorkin and followed the inner workings of the White House under the fictional Bartlett administration. Starring Lowe, Martin Sheen, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Alison Janney, Dule Hill, John Spencer and Janel Moloney. The series ran for a total of seven seasons from 1999 through 2006 during which the cast of the series was awarded numerous Emmys for their performances.

Fellow West Wing castmate Richard Schiff got in on the Twitter jokes with his response to Lowe’s tweet. Schiff quoted Lowe’s tweet and responded suggesting that perhaps he was speaking about the classic series Mr. Ed. Clearly, his response was all in jest.


The West Wing would most certainly hold relevance in today’s politically charged climate so, could a reboot possibly be on the way? We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but in the meantime, fans can dream about both a Parks and Rec and a West Wing reboot.

What do you think? Would you like to see West Wing and/or Parks and Recreation return to television? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.