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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
7 March 1992 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his chief... See more »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It could have ran on for years! See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 11)

John Forsythe ... Sen. William Franklin Powers (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Holland Taylor ... Margaret Powers (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Eve Gordon ... Jordan Miller (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Peter MacNicol ... Bradley Grist (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Valerie Mahaffey ... Caitlyn Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

David Hyde Pierce ... Theodore Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Elizabeth Berridge ... Charlotte (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Pierce Van Horne (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Robin Bartlett ... Sophie Lipkin (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
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Series Directed by
Hal Cooper (14 episodes, 1992-1993)
Art Wolff (6 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
David Crane (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
Marta Kauffman (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
Graham Yost (5 episodes, 1992-1993)
Ron Burla (4 episodes, 1992)
Rod Burton (3 episodes, 1993)
Nancylee Myatt (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Charlotte Brown (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Ron Burla .... producer (21 episodes, 1992-1993)

Rod Burton .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
Norman Lear .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Patricia Fass Palmer .... producer (unknown episodes)
Rod Parker .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Dan Kuleto (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Film Editing by
Vince Humphrey (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
David Abbott .... makeup department head (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
Jody Lawrence .... key hair stylist (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Nugent .... gaffer (21 episodes, 1992-1993)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronald V. Barry .... costumer (8 episodes, 1992)
Eric Van Wagoner .... key costumer (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Other crew
C.J. Rapp Pittman .... first stage manager (8 episodes, 1992)

Selig Frank .... associate director (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (21 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
McLean Stevenson auditioned for the role of Senator Powers.See more »
Quotes:
Bradley:[regarding impending negative press coverage] They're gonna be on us like pitbulls in a nursery!See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
It could have ran on for years!, 26 March 2007
Author: (sylviastel@aol.com) from United States

The network powers don't know a good thing if it came and bit them in the behind. Anyway, the main character is played by the wonderful John Forsythe who is a Washington Politician. He is married to the equally wonderful Holland Taylor who is so brilliant as his wife. David Hyde Pierce was here before his life changing role on Frasier. Robin Bartlett played the politician's illegitimate adult daughter. Joseph Gordon Leavitt was here before playing an alien on Third Rock from the Sun. The show had a solid cast, writing, and a good future but I guess networks don't care about quality as so much as the age of it's viewers. I remember this show and think it would have lasted given the opportunity but I guess network executives are smarter than the general public.

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