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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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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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senator | politics | u.s. congress | See All (3) »

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The most dangerous thing in Washington is an honest man.

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Drama | Romance

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10 January 2003 (USA)  »

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O kyrios Sterling  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Spun-off from The West Wing (1999) See more »

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Why not?
7 February 2003 | by (Ohio, United States) – See all my reviews

So far, Mister Sterling has been all about a phenomenon that is especially prevalent in politics, but is also readily observable in most walks of life. This phenomenon is how we tend to ignore what we really believe is right or wrong just so we can make things easier on ourselves by saving time and not rubbing certain people the wrong way. Sterling doesn't worry about that kind of thing and instead just does what he feels are the right things to do, no matter how much hassle it causes.

When people watch this show, most of them probably believe that Sterling is doing the right things, but most of them also probably realize that people just don't do those types of things in real life very often. I hope this show makes many of those people ask themselves one important question: Why the hell not?


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