The West Wing premiered in the fall of 1999 and follows the challenges and responsibilities of U.S. President Josiah Bartlet and his White House staff. The West Wing has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 along with 20 individual Emmys awarded to the writers, actors and crew. Moreover, the show holds the record for the most Emmys won by a series in a single season winning nine during its first season on the air. By winning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, the show is tied with Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law for most Emmys won in that category. Currently, The West Wing ranks 8th all-time in the number of Emmy Awards won by a series.