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Political Animals: Season 1: Episode 6 -- President Garcetti (ADRIAN PASDAR) throws a wrench in Elaine's plan to resign from his cabinet. An unforeseen event leaves the Hammonds - and the country - at a crossroads.

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Tagline:
Power runs in the family.
Plot:
A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 28 nominations See more »
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Deliciously entertaining See more (29 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 21 of 31)

Sigourney Weaver ... Elaine Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)

Carla Gugino ... Susan Berg (6 episodes, 2012)

James Wolk ... Douglas Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)

Sebastian Stan ... T.J. Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)

Brittany Ishibashi ... Anne Ogami (6 episodes, 2012)

Ellen Burstyn ... Margaret Barrish (6 episodes, 2012)

Ciarán Hinds ... Bud Hammond (6 episodes, 2012)

Adrian Pasdar ... President Paul Garcetti (6 episodes, 2012)

Roger Bart ... Barry Harris (6 episodes, 2012)

Erica Lynne Arden ... Washington Globe Employee / ... (6 episodes, 2012)
Shawn Gonzalez ... Washington Globe Employee (6 episodes, 2012)

Dylan Baker ... Vice President Fred Collier (5 episodes, 2012)

Alan Davis ... Washington Globe Intern (5 episodes, 2012)
Justin Fortmeier ... Agent (5 episodes, 2012)

Dan Futterman ... Alex Davies (4 episodes, 2012)

Meghann Fahy ... Georgia Gibbons (4 episodes, 2012)

Linda Powell ... Pauline Samson (4 episodes, 2012)

R.J. Kelly ... Secret Service Agent Sam (4 episodes, 2012)

Griffin Newman ... Russ (4 episodes, 2012)

LaMonica Garrett ... Agent Clark (3 episodes, 2012)

Kristine Nielsen ... Alice (3 episodes, 2012)
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Series Directed by
David Petrarca (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Writing credits
Greg Berlanti (6 episodes, 2012)
Tonya Kong (6 episodes, 2012)
Phil Klemmer (2 episodes, 2012)
Molly Newman (2 episodes, 2012)
Speed Weed (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Melissa Kellner Berman .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Nicole Carrasco .... associate producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Suzanne Geiger .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Carl Ogawa .... co-producer (6 episodes, 2012)
Greg Berlanti .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Sarah Caplan .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Larry Marks .... executive producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Molly Newman .... consulting producer (4 episodes, 2012)
Michael Cedar .... producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Phil Klemmer .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Jennifer Lence .... co-producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Brian Wayne Peterson .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Kelly Souders .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 2012)
Speed Weed .... producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Blake Neely (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Cinematography by
Michael Mayers (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Film Editing by
Barbara Gerard (4 episodes, 2012)
Kristin Windell (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting by
David Rubin (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Gina B. Cranham (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Gina B. Cranham (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rich Devine (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume Design by
Laura Goldsmith (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Makeup Department
Qodi Armstrong .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 2012)
Felice Diamond .... makeup department head (6 episodes, 2012)
Mary Anne Spano .... key makeup artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Mary Ann Valdes .... hair department head / hair department head: Personal to Sigourney Weaver (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Oliver Coke .... production supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
Suzanne Geiger .... unit production manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Niki Delone .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Katie Carroll .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 2012)
Brad Robinson .... second second assistant director / second assistant director (5 episodes, 2012)
Tyler Romary .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 2012)
Richard Coad .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Bernard .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 2012)
Hugh Conlon .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Mitchell Landsman .... scenic foreman (6 episodes, 2012)
John Christian Lembach .... key industrial shop person (6 episodes, 2012)
David Meyer .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2012)
Logan Monighan .... art department: production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
John S. Schlicter .... charge scenic (6 episodes, 2012)
Charles J. Scott .... second prop (6 episodes, 2012)
Joseph Siwinski .... leadman (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Skversky .... set decorating foreman / set dressing gang boss (6 episodes, 2012)
Kimberly Slosek .... assistant property master (6 episodes, 2012)
Christine Sysko .... set dec foreman / swing gang boss (6 episodes, 2012)
Jesse Hegney .... props (5 episodes, 2012)
Benjamin Woodward .... set dresser / scenic artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Samantha Higgins .... set dresser (4 episodes, 2012)
Chester Johnson .... art productions assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Taryn Jones .... scenic industrial (4 episodes, 2012)
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic gang boss (3 episodes, 2012)
James Klotsas .... property department (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Sound Department
Laurel Bridges .... boom operator (6 episodes, 2012)
Ashley Harvey .... dialogue editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Kellet .... sound mixer: second unit (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Messick .... foley editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Jonathan Jackson .... sound utility (5 episodes, 2012)
Dave Rainey .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Matthew E. Taylor .... adr supervisor / supervising sound editor (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Special Effects by
Raymond Henry .... special effects coordinator / special effects technician (6 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Edward White .... special effects coordinator (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Michael De Lorenzo Jr. .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Armen V. Kevorkian .... visual effects supervisor (6 episodes, 2012)
Francesco Panzieri .... digital compositor: Encore Hollywood (6 episodes, 2012)
Rick Ravenell .... visual effects artist (6 episodes, 2012)
Jane Sharvina .... compositing supervisor: Encore Hollywood (6 episodes, 2012)
Allen Tracy .... visual effects editor: Encore Hollywood (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Velazquez .... digital compositor (6 episodes, 2012)
Gevork Babityan .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Carrie L. Smith .... visual effects artist (5 episodes, 2012)
Andranik Taranyan .... digital compositor (4 episodes, 2012)
Rick Ramirez .... visual effects artist (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Neimah Djourabchi .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2012)
Haytham Kandil .... stunts (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bernice Autovino .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Jeffrey L. Baker .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2012)
Glenn Davis .... rigging gaffer (6 episodes, 2012)
Anthony DeFrancesco .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Andrew J. Dolan .... electrician (6 episodes, 2012)
Jay Geller .... best boy grip (6 episodes, 2012)
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer (6 episodes, 2012)
Rory Hanrahan .... second assistant camera (6 episodes, 2012)
Ezra Hertzel .... grip (6 episodes, 2012)
Rob Mabin .... generator op (6 episodes, 2012)
Daniel Rieser .... key grip (6 episodes, 2012)
Jason Rihaly .... digital loader (6 episodes, 2012)
Tim e Weston .... grip (6 episodes, 2012)
Alan Caudillo .... camera operator: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Simon Jarvis .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (5 episodes, 2012)
Richard Asbury .... gaffer (4 episodes, 2012)
Chong K. Pak .... camera operator (3 episodes, 2012)
Darren Ryan .... video playback (3 episodes, 2012)
Ted Chu .... camera operator: second unit (2 episodes, 2012)
Thomas Greco .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Marc-Eric Nielsen .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Kenny Niernberg .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Mike Sime .... computer/video engineer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Casting Department
Diane Heery .... location casting (6 episodes, 2012)
Kiki Kapral .... casting coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Jason Loftus .... casting (6 episodes, 2012)
Melissa Pryor .... casting associate (6 episodes, 2012)
Colleen Kay .... casting associate (4 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Butler .... set costumer (6 episodes, 2012)
Nikki Fosmore .... costumer (6 episodes, 2012)
Todd Rawiszer .... costume production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Leslie Herman .... costume supervisor (5 episodes, 2012)
Rene Marie Irwin .... costumer (3 episodes, 2012)
Maren Reese .... set costumer (3 episodes, 2012)
Oakley Stevenson .... wardrobe assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Editorial Department
Paul Allia .... colorist (6 episodes, 2012)
Christopher Currall .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Lucas Hardy .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2012)
Jeff Stroot .... telecine assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Michael Sohcot .... assistant on-line editor (5 episodes, 2012)
Nathan Draper .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2012)
George Manno .... colorist (4 episodes, 2012)
David-Aaron Waters .... colorist: dailies (4 episodes, 2012)
Debra Weinstein .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Location Management
Frederick Cliver .... locations production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Amy Cutler .... key assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Rudi Fischer .... assistant location manager (6 episodes, 2012)
Jamie Rose .... locations production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Zed Starkovich .... music editor (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
Michael Kelly .... transportation (6 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Other crew
Nicole Agostino .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jeanne Bernhard .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Christopher Billig .... main title design (6 episodes, 2012)
Ray Davis .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Liam Doyle .... set production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach (6 episodes, 2012)
Michael Goldberg .... payroll accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Goldberg .... office production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Georgia Harris .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Marc Indelicato .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Mark Kochanowicz .... stand-in: Ciarán Hinds (6 episodes, 2012)
Mike Morse .... key office production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Cortney Norris .... script coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Sharon Pinkenson .... film commissioner: Greater Philadelphia Film Office / film commissioner: Philadelphia (6 episodes, 2012)
Dawn Murphy Riley .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 2012)
Vince Robinette .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2012)
Natalie Ruelle .... stand-in (6 episodes, 2012)
Marisa Taylor .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Sean Traynor .... parking production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Chris Wright Jr. .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2012)
Michelle Ann Liu .... first assistant accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Elizabeth Millichamp .... second assistant accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Ryan Miorelli .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2012)
Janelle Coleman .... production secretary (4 episodes, 2012)
Brett Graybill .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2012)
Kimberle King .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2012)
Isaac Ruth .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2012)
Dawn Barkan .... animal coordinator / animal trainer: dog (2 episodes, 2012)
Adin Mickle .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Melissa Panos .... stand in: female utility / stand-in: female lead (2 episodes, 2012)
David L. Powell III .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
 

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Trivia:
The former United States Secretary of State Colin Powell's daughter, Linda Powell, guest stars in a couple episodes.See more »
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Featured in The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards (2013) (TV)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Deliciously entertaining, 22 August 2012
Author: norks27

In essence, I approached the show for one reason - Sigourney Weaver, but, there is so much more. For one, Ciaran Hinds has never disappointed and after a potentially flaky start which left me spinning I grew to adore the rambunctious 'Bud Hammond'. The scenes between Weaver and Hinds where joyful with some wonderful dialogue and fizzing one liners.

This is not a show which aims for gravitas or to seek out reality, this is hyper-real entertainment that strives to 'do the right thing', entertainment with a principled backbone, (provided you have a liberal sensibility). Issues are touched upon, played with, but not dissected, but you are no less satisfied. It's some kind of hybrid blend of 'Dirty Sexy Money' with elements of 'The West Wing'.

Sigourney Weaver anchors the show with a warmth and integrity that allows for the improbable plot devices to work, or, at the very least, be forgiven. The cast around her revelling in the task of matching her formidable screen presence.

There are flaws, sub plots that don't quite find there rhythm, improbable scenarios, yet I forgive these for the sheer enthusiasm on display. I usually prefer conspiracy driven TV, all earnest and hand wringing in its complexity, this, on the other hand, is a refreshing spritzer for the long hot summer. Sit back, relax, enjoy.

TJ seeks another 'fix', I for one seek another fix of Sigourney Weaver and co.

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