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Jack & Bobby (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 ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Grace McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Jack McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Bobby McCallister (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Peter Benedict (22 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Courtney Benedict (21 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Marcus Ride (20 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Missy Belknap (18 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Tom Wexler Graham (14 episodes, 2004-2005)
 Warren Feide (11 episodes, 2004-2005)


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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In 2041, one son will be President. See more »




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12 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack kai Bobby  »

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Did You Know?


The music played during the opening credits is score music from The Patriot (2000), which featured ?Logan Lerman?. See more »


During the first half of the season, Bobby is referred to as being 13 years old, but beginning in episode 1x11 they began referring to him as being 12 years old, which he remains for the rest of the season. See more »


Peter Benedict: The world would be a better place if more people weren't afraid to lose.
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Featured in 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005) See more »

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Brilliant and intelligent drama that is just too intelligent for most people.
30 October 2004 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Jack and Bobby is by the far the best new show of the year,and one of the best shows on television.It is an intelligent and enjoyable drama with great actors.What more do you want?Oh wait,from what I've been reading from some people here is that it is boring and predictable.You know what I see?I see an intelligent drama that is just too intelligent for the vast majority of people.They would rather watch the crap that is reality television or gritty crime shows such as CSI which is the most predictable show on television.I'm not saying CSI is bad,I watch it and its okay,but it is just a crime/forensic drama that doesn't involve much thinking at all,I have always guessed the killers right off,and have always been right.

As for reality TV,it is ruining great dramas such as Jack and Bobby,Angel 3rd Watch which is better than ER but doesn't get near as many viewers.Jack and Bobby is beyond reality TV,it involves people to think and to get sucked in,reality TV is for the people who find it hard to think.Great acting from all the cast,most notably Christine Lahti and the young Logan Lerman and great writing from Greg Berlanti(Everwood),Thomas Schlamme(The West Wing),Vanessa Taylor(Everwood and Alias) and directors such as David Nutter (Without a Trace,Roswell,The X-Files), provide a top quality show that is just too intelligent for many people.

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