Former THE WEST WING star Rob Lowe is returning to the political drama alongside eight other ex-castmembers to ensure the US TV show ends on a high.

The actor, who played speechwriter SAM SEABORN, will be joined by Anna Deavere Smith, Mary-Louise Parker, Emily Procter, Marlee Matlin, Gary Cole, TIM MATHESON ANNABETH GISH and Timothy Busfield.

The West Wing won four Emmy Awards during its seven seasons on air.