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‘The West Wing,’ ‘Rescue Me,’ ‘Ugly Betty’ Casts to Reunite at ATX Television Festival

The ATX Television Festival is beefing up its busy line-up with a number of cast reunions and freshman panels. The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s hit political drama, “The West Wing,” will be reuniting for a panel discussion dubbed “The West Wing Administration” at the Austin, Texas-based fest.

The panel, which marks the 10th anniversary since the series finale, will feature Sorkin, director and executive producer Thomas Schlamme and cast members Bradley Whitford, Dule Hill, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Janel Moloney, with more to be announced.

Another show hitting a 10-year mark is “Ugly Betty,” which premiered in 2006. Cast members including America Ferrera, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Michael Urie, Ashley Jensen, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Mark Indelicato, Vanessa Williams and Rebecca Romijn will be part of a reunion panel on the closing night of the festival.

Ferrera will also participate in a panel for her current NBC show “Superstore,” which was recently renewed. The panel will include a screening and also feature cast members Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos and Nichole Bloom, as well as creator and executive producer Justin Spitzer.

ATX will open the festival with a premiere screening and panel for USA Network’s new series “Queen of the South,” which is based on the popular novel “La Reina Del Sur” by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and the Telemundo Spanish-language telenovela of the same name. The show follows Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America after her cartel boyfriend is murdered.

Denis Leary will be part of two panels, FX’s “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” along with Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, John Ales and Bobby Kelly, and a “Rescue Me” reunion with creator Peter Tolan and cast members Callie Thorne, Andrea Roth, Michael McCaffrey, Lenny Clarke and Larenz Tate.

Elsewhere during the fest, Starz is debuting the season three premiere of “Survivor’s Remorse,” and WGN’s “Outsiders” will host a panel with executive producers Peter Tolan and Peter Mattei. The “Outsiders” panel will feature never-before-seen footage.

In their first visit to the ATX Television Festival, AT&T Audience Network will hold a panel for its MMA series “Kingdom,” which will include creator and executive producer Byron Balasco along with cast members Jonathan Tucker, Joanna Going and Matt Lauria.

TBS will be screening new comedy “Search Party,” with Alia Shawkat and creators Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers on hand for the panel.

Previously announced events for this year’s ATX include a “Friday Night Lights” reunion; “The O.C.” writers’ room reunion and a pilot script live read; a 20-year reunion with the cast and producers of “Everybody Loves Raymond;” “The Shield” writers’ room reunion featuring creator Shawn Ryan; “State of Grace” reunion with cast members Alia Shawkat and Mae Whitman; panels for TV Land’s “Younger,” Lifetime’s “UnReal,” Hulu’s “Casual,” FX’s “Tyrant” and AMC’s “Preacher”; and a script reading of the never-picked-up pilot “Big” with creators Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce and surprise cast. Other panelists include Betsy Beers, Kurt Sutter, Jennie Snyder Urman, Hart Hanson and Krista Vernoff.

Norman Lear be receiving  ATX Award for Achievement in Television Excellence.

The ATX Television Festival runs June 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

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