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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Josh Brolin ...  Bill Sterling 10 episodes, 2003
Audra McDonald ...  Jackie Brock 10 episodes, 2003
William Russ ...  Tommy Doyle 10 episodes, 2003
David Norona ...  Leon Montero 10 episodes, 2003
Dale Raoul ...  Pat Conway 10 episodes, 2003
Chad Hillman Chad Hillman ...  White House Photographer 10 episodes, 2003
Dean Cameron ...  Derek / ... 9 episodes, 2003
Chandra West ...  Laura Chandler 7 episodes, 2003
Randy Oglesby ...  Democratic Senate Majority Leader 7 episodes, 2003
Stanley Kamel ...  Arthur Peyton 6 episodes, 2003
David Starzyk ...  Anthony Marino 6 episodes, 2003
Kathryn Harrold ...  Senator from Nevada 5 episodes, 2003
Gerald McRaney ...  Burt Gammel 5 episodes, 2003
Nicole Forester ...  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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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O kyrios Sterling See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This show was supposedly set in the same 'universe' as the The West Wing (1999), but there was at least one verbal reference to 9/11 in "Mister Sterling", and 9/11 was not incorporated into the "West Wing" 'universe' (unless you count the stand-alone episode "Isaac and Ishmael"). See more »

Quotes

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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Most missed show I have seen....
3 July 2006 | by AikiWarriorSee all my reviews

Mr. Sterling was a inspirational show to say the least...in today's corrupt 2 party system, the show could not have been more powerful. I think it was a TERRIBLE mistake to cancel the show, and it is a good thing that we recorded it...

I guess it didn't make it because everyone is so conditioned in the way of 2 party politics....The show inspired me to become an Independent and also see how much truth poured out of the show.

It was the BEST political show on TV and since it's departure, nothing can touch it! Wake up NBC...bring it back...

~Jason~


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