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Smits Joins West Wing

NBC's The West Wing is adding another presidential hopeful to its cast and it will be another veteran of a critically acclaimed TV show.

Jimmy Smits, ex of acclaimed drama NYPD Blue, will play a Houston Congressman.The announcement follows the addition of former M*A*S*H star Alan Alda in the role of a Senator with ambitions for the top job.West Wing launches its new season Oct. 20.