Sam Waterston will play Martin Sheen's beau in a Netflix comedy

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Netflix has set out to stage an Aaron Sorkin reunion of sorts. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Newsroom‘s Sam Waterston has been cast in an upcoming comedy for the streaming giant, alongside Jane Fonda (The Newsroom), Lily Tomlin (The West Wing), and Martin Sheen (do I have to say what show Martin Sheen was on? Okay fine, The West Wing).

The show, titled Grace and Frankie, follows two rivals—Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin)—who make amends after they discover that their husbands—Sheen and Waterston, respectively—have been keeping up an affair with each other since 1994 and now plan to legally marry.

The single camera series is written and created by Marta Kauffman (a co-creator of Friends) and Howard Jr. Morris (Sullivan & Son, Home Improvement). It’s set for a 13-episode season and expected to premiere in 2015.

So, how does it feel to know that a cable news president was having an affair with the leader of the free world?

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