The Powers That Be (1992–1993)

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William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is actually run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his smart chief of staff (and mistress) Jordan, and his political aide Bradley. At home,... See full summary »

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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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 Bradley Grist (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Caitlyn Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Theodore Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Charlotte (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Pierce Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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 Sophie Lipkin (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is actually run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his smart chief of staff (and mistress) Jordan, and his political aide Bradley. At home, the senator also has to contend with his fussy daughter Caitlyn and her suicidal husband Theodore, who happens to be in love with the Powers' bumbling maid Charlotte. The arrival of the senator's illegitimate daughter, Sophie Lipkin, in the middle of a tough re-election campaign causes consternation for everyone, but Sophie ends up bonding quickly with her father and becomes an important part of his life and his workplace. Written by Jennifer

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7 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Altas esferas  »

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McLean Stevenson auditioned for the role of Senator Powers. See more »

Quotes

Sophie: I think he has finally reached his peak. He can't suck up any more than he is right now. I mean, there is literally no more up to which he could suck!
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Referenced in Behind the Couch: The Making of 'Frasier' (2003) See more »

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"Smart, Witty, Funny!"
21 March 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I agree with everyone in that this show was very funny not to mention very smart and witty. The funny thing is, I remember watching the show a long time ago with my family when I was about eleven or twelve years old and it was so hilarious that I found myself wondering about that show just the other day when I was watching a rerun of Frasier. I had since long forgotten the name of the show but was compelled to look it up on the internet. I agree that this show should have never been cancelled. However, the network should consider airing the episodes and also releasing it on DVD. I don't buy a lot of videos but this one would be worthwhile. A lot of very smart comedic shows get cancelled. A notable one would be "Arrested Development"- what a shame that was. Just when I had faith in great television again, they go and cancel a show that was finally worthy of being on TV. Now all we're left with is literally garbage. At least I have "The Office" to look forward to.


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