Former M*A*S*H star Alan Alda is returning to primetime TV in America as
political drama The West Wing looks to boost its ratings.
The actor will play a Republican from California with presidential
aspirations in the upcoming season of the hit show.
He'll be joined by Marley Shelton, Mary McCormack and former
thirtysomething (corr) star Timothy Busfield, whose DANNY CONCANNON character
will be a regular.
Meanwhile, former NYPD Blue alum Jimmy Smits is also in negotiations with
producers to join the cast.