The early life of Bobby McCallister, a progressive President of the United States from 2041 to 2049, is explored.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
...  Grace McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Jack McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Bobby McCallister 22 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Courtney Benedict 21 episodes, 2004-2005
...  Peter Benedict 22 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 »


Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

12 September 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jack and Bobby  »

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1.78 : 1
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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 »


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 »


Grace McCallister: [catching Bobby and Dex kissing in her study] This better be CPR.
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Referenced in The Green Faerie (2005) See more »

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A great show about Greatness
10 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

On the Sunday it premiered on the WB I think I heard the ad for it about 4 times on the radio in my half hour of total driving and decided that the plot sounded unique and was worth wasting an hour of time not doing homework. After watching the first episode, I found myself amazed at the unique style in which the pilot was done with no truly telling the truth of which brother becomes president and in how the idea switches back and forth throughout the show. But what makes the show so good is it's big underlying question, What is the next great president/world leader like today, as a kid growing up? (Is it that geek that played D&D or the cool jock who still did all that community service?) This ever present idea that one of these two very unique and powerful brothers will soon be this mythical leader "The Great Believer" is inspiring and truthful.

Now after having watched the fifth episode, I find myself wanting to see the next right away. Each episode deals with a sort of theme or tying events between the two brothers. But the true power of the show is the chemistry of all the main characters and how they are portrayed. Matt Long is brilliant as Jack, the strong cool brother who still learns from Bobby (like when he helps his friend out by taking his job). Logan Lerman is superb as Bobby, the doesn't give a hoot what everyone else thinks kid who looks up to his brother and shows the ever amazing ideas that inspire to be more (like trying to start the space club with no support until Courtney becomes his ally). Christine Lahti is out of this world as Grace the mom, nothing needs to be said about how good a job she does. The rest of the cast is amazing in the support of this family. Their on screen chemistry takes the show by storm as every scene is good and the already well written plot is only amplified by the well done acting. Already given a second season, I hope to see this show go for a while. Please WB don't give up on this, it's just too good...

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