Every other Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!
Since the air is still crackling with exciting presidential news, I thought it would be fun to recast one of the most presidential TV shows ever: The West Wing! And the timing is kind of perfect because as president-elect Barack Obama chooses his own White House staff, we'll be casting our own.
As fans of the show know, the cast was large, diverse, and ever-changing so for the purposes of this challenge I thought we'd stick to the president's long-standing inner circle. Who do you think could play President Bartlet with Martin Sheen's same level of integrity and intelligence, and his physician wife Abbey Bartlet? What about tough-as-nails press secretary turned chief of staff, C. J. Cregg (Allison Janney)? Then there are the guys: Deputy White House Communications Director Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe), Communications Director Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff), and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford).
Finally, who would you cast as the president's personal aide Charlie Young, Josh's assistant Donna Moss, and the president's closest confidant, Leo McGarry?
Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, Nov. 11, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt, read more.
Characters to recast:
Abigail Bartlet (Stockard Channing)
Charlie Young (Dulé Hill)
C. J. Cregg (Allison Janney)
Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe)
Donna Moss (Janel Moloney)
Toby Ziegler (Richard Schiff)
President Josiah Edward "Jed" Bartlet (Martin Sheen)
Leo McGarry (John Spencer)
Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford)
The BuzzSugar t-shirt