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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1993   1992  
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Complete series cast 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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Trivia

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

Quotes

Bill: We're going to have a nice family dinner.
Sophie: Don't you think we should find a nice family first?
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Connections

Referenced in Behind the Couch: The Making of 'Frasier' (2003) 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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