The scandal-free son of a former Governor of California is appointed to be Senator, whereupon it's discovered he's an independent. Modern day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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 Bill Sterling (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Jackie Brock (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Tommy Doyle (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Leon Montero (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Pat Conway (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Derek / ... (9 episodes, 2003)
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 Laura Chandler (7 episodes, 2003)
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 Democratic Senate Majority Leader (7 episodes, 2003)
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 Arthur Peyton (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Anthony Marino (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Senator from Nevada (5 episodes, 2003)
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 Burt Gammel (5 episodes, 2003)
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 Sterling's Receptionist / ... (5 episodes, 2003)
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Bill Sterling, Jr. - a non-politico teacher at a Los Angeles correctional facility - is selected by the governor of California as a replacement for a deceased U.S. Senator, primarily thanks to the popularity of his father, a former governor. Upon arrival in Washington, Senator Sterling declares that he is not a member of either major political party. He approaches his job with a refreshing honesty and vibrance that breeds loyalty and fascination in his staff and bitterness among his colleagues. Written by Anon

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The most dangerous thing in Washington is an honest man.

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Set in the same "universe" as The West Wing (1999). References will be made to Jed Bartlet's administration but the president himself will not appear on the show. See more »

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Jackie Brock: Do you know what you're doing here? Do you? Or is this just some crazy roller coaster ride to nowhere that's gonna make us all look like idiots?
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This show needs to be released on DVD!
10 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my two favorite American television shows (the other is "The West Wing"). I sincerely hope this mistreated drama will show up on DVD.

The chemistry between the characters (particularly Senator Sterling and Jackie Brock) was wonderful, and the story lines unraveled gracefully.

I would describe this show as one whose episodes I could watch for hours without moving from my seat.

I encourage everyone who loves this show to contact NBC at nbcshows@nbc.com and ask that they release "Mister Sterling" on DVD.

If ABC could do it for "Commander-in-Chief", then NBC can, too.


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