Faux documentary about the early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive fictional President of the United States who came to power in 2049.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 Grace McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Jack McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Bobby McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Courtney Benedict (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Peter Benedict (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Marcus Ride (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Missy Belknap (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Tom Wexler Graham (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
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 Warren Feide (11 episodes, 2004-2005)
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Faux documentary series from 2049 about Bobby McCallister, the US president elected eight years earlier, and his older brother Jack. Talking head interviews with Bobby's staff are combined with reenactment footage of the McCallisters' teenage years, dealing with a pot smoking mother and typical high school drama. Also explored is Jack's tentative romance with Courtney Benedict. Written by rmlohner

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This fall, meet two brothers, one whose path will shape the future of us all See more »

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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12 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Jack and Bobby  »

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Matt Long, Jessica Paré and John Slattery went on to co-star in the series "Mad Men" together. See more »

Goofs

When Jack is shaving in "Chess Lessons", at one point you can still see a bit of shaving cream on the side of his face, and though he does not wipe off his face, the shaving cream is gone in the next shot See more »

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Courtney Benedict: You let him clean the gutters.
Peter Benedict: He wanted to sweep the chimney. What do you want me to do? He thinks I saved his life.
Courtney Benedict: You could tell him you're even.
Peter Benedict: I tried to, last week, after he mopped the attic.
Courtney Benedict: Well, what did he say?
Peter Benedict: "I can never properly repay you, sir." It's like a bad Victorian novel. He'll get tired, eventually.
Courtney Benedict: You don't know Bobby.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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excellent, just leave out the love angles!
25 September 2005 | by (manila, philippines) – See all my reviews

the first episode of jack and bobby moved me in such a way that i swore to myself i would watch every episode until production ended. so i was there for the second, and the third, and the fourth, and then...oh no, wait a second. no...NO...this can't be happening...it's turning into dawson's creek! when the relationships started flooding in - jack with courtney, then jack with missy, then jack with courtney, then missy with courtney, then bobby with dex, then the mom with the school president, then the mom with the TA...i was becoming so wary to the point of paranoia. every time one of the three leads gets close to a guy or a girl my brain goes...oh no, not a love triangle, not a wrong relationship....oh no! i mean, THIS IS A GREAT SHOW HERE,one with SO MUCH POTENTIAL...the actors are great beyond all expectations from TVland acting...but the writers had to stick with the Love angles?? goodness, there's SO MUCH MORE TO EXPLORE! COME ON! get on it already...how did bobby build such an extraordinary character? will jack and bobby's love/hatred for each other only root from girls?? there has GOT TO BE OTHER angles than these circles of relationships. the mom doesn't even have to have that angle! she could probably have that near the last season or something, but there's just so much boy and girl hoopla here that i can't seem to find the excellence, the passion, the greatness that was in the first episode. EXPLORE FRIENDSHIPS, REAL RELATIONSHIPS, for jack and bobby's sake. I OPEN THIS TO ALL THE PRODUCERS, THE WRITERS...go back to what you started in the first episode! there's so much more to this!


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