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'Alpha House' is Back - Today! Join the Party

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Just in time for the actual midterm elections, the four Senators of Alpha House are back for another season today, doing whatever they can to hang on to their dignity and their jobs – fending off political opponents, magicians, reality show cameras, and comedy roasters. Start the binging right now.

Unlike other shows set in D.C., Alpha House is set against the backdrop of the current election season, where Obama is president and actual political stars, like Senator John McCain, David Axelrod, Grover Norquist and George Stephanopoulos, make appearances. 

The real-life element is key to making the understated comedy work, according to executive producer Jonathan Alter, who is also a real-life NBC News contributor and veteran political journalist. 

Enlisting members of both parties – in guest appearances and story lines – also helps drive the series.  “It may be one of the only political endeavors getting bipartisan support,” says Alter.

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