The Powers That Be (1992–1993)

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William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his chief of staff/mistress Jordan and his political aide Bradley. Along for the ride are the ... See full summary »

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Season:

2 | 1

Year:

1993 | 1992
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Cast

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 Sen. William Franklin Powers (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Margaret Powers (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Jordan Miller (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Caitlyn Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Charlotte (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Bradley Grist (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Theodore Van Horne (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Sophie Lipkin (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Pierce Van Horne (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
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William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his chief of staff/mistress Jordan and his political aide Bradley. Along for the ride are the senator's shrill daughter Caitlyn and her suicidal husband Theodore, who happens to be in love with the Powers' bumbling maid Charlotte. Last but not least is the senator's illegitimate daughter, Sophie Lipkin, who takes a job at her father's office. Written by Jennifer Liao <liaoj@cadvision.com>

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7 March 1992 (USA)  »

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(21 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This marked John Forsythe's final on-camera live action role. All of his other projects during the remainder of his career were voice only roles. See more »

Quotes

Caitlyn: The press, Pierce, remember the press.
Pierce: Mother. Mother, look at me, please. I am not a photo opportunity.
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

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wonderfully fresh and funny
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I looked so forward to watching this program each week. It was such a disappointment when it was canceled. The cast was wonderful and sharp. It is one of the funniest sitcoms I have ever seen. It's a shame it isn't available on video. I have commented on it often through the years to people. It makes me think of another sitcom that didn't play long either "Alls Fair". That is my first memory of Michael Keaton who was extremely funny in it. It can also be compared with "Spin City". There are so many ideas and angles that can be used in a political comedy. This one could easily have been as popular as "Seinfeld". Here's hoping I will see this in reruns on on video soon.


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