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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 »
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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:
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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:
Caitlyn:Mummy, please let's not talk about d-e-a-t-h in front of Pierce.
Pierce:Mother, I've been able to s-p-e-l-l for some time now.
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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
"The Powers That Be" - A Comedy That Be!!!, 26 April 2005
Author: Vim Brits from United States

This delightful comedy broad-casted in the 90's, was one of the best comedies since "I Love Lucy". It is a shame to think that it might be lost in the archives forever. How do we convince Columbia Pictures Television (Production) and Sony Pictures Television (Distributors) to release it again? This is an American political delight! Anybody with a suggestion? Who's rubber arm can we twist (",). So many television shows are available on DVD - why not this one? This series will share the the lime light with shows like "The Golden Girls". Margaret, the senator's wife played by Holland Taylor, brings a comical British Aristocracy like flavor to the screen. Something different than the usual shallow comedies that we see these days. This should not be lost to our children. This one of the rare ones!

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