Aaron Sorkin is the writer behind the irreplacable hit series 'The West Wing.' He recently wrote the screenplays for the award-winning films 'The Social Network' and 'Moneyball.' He has won an Academy Award. He is presently the writer of 'The Newsroom' on HBO. What's left for the brilliant wordsmith?
Well, how about a visit to Springfield?
Sorkin, who has previously appeared as himself in both 'Entourage' and '30 Rock,' will be appearing as himself for a brief cameo in an upcoming 'The Simpsons' episode, wherein longtime Springfield newsman Kent Brockman needs the writer's sage advice.
"Kent has decided that local news has been a real mistake and a terrible career move for him,” says 'Simpsons' Executive Producer Al Jean. “He wants to interview with a big cable news channel and goes to Fox News."
During Brockman's meeting with FOX News, Sorkin appears in Brockman's head, advising him on how to proceed. The episode is titled "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" and will air next Fall as part of the twenty-fifth season of the animated comedy. The episode reportedly also features cameo appearances by Joe Namath and Gordon Ramsay, with both playing themselves.
Back in May it was reported that Sorkin is hard at work penning a feature film about the life of Steve Jobs. The second season of 'The Newsroom' will premiere mid-2013.