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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 actually run by his manipulative wife Margaret... See more »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The best political sitcom See more (15 total) »

Cast

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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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30 min (21 episodes)
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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:
Margaret:This is just like you! You waltz into my house, you say you're staying until you die and then you ask me to kill you! Well, it's ludicrous. I don't believe for one moment you want to die. You're having far too much fun tormenting me!See more »
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22 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The best political sitcom, 19 August 2004
Author: rimjak from Hollywood, CA

What can one say about a solid (and short lived) political sitcom that has John Forsythe in a great comeback vehicle, Holland Taylor in her best TV role ever, as well as a pre-'Frasier' David Hyde Pierce doing his schtick before Niles was born? I'd say it's one of the best shows ever, even if it only lasted a handful of episodes. It also features Joseph Gordon Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun) as well as a great comic turn by Elizabeth Berridge (who plays Charlotte, the family's long-suffering maid). Lots of good, smart, funny stuff here...and still no one watched. Perhaps it was the Saturday time slot that did it in. Then again, dumb usually hits big, so it's no wonder this didn't make it...

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