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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:
"Smart, Witty, Funny!" 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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Runtime:
30 min (21 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
Bradley:I wanted to spend my final moments among loved ones.
Jordan:Keep looking!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
"Smart, Witty, Funny!", 21 March 2008
Author: niranka-delanerolle from Canada

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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