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Battleground 

A workplace dramedy that goes behind-the-scenes with an unruly group of campaign workers and volunteers living life on the campaign trail.
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jack De Sena ...  Cole Graner 13 episodes, 2012
Meighan Gerachis ...  Deirdre Samuels 13 episodes, 2012
Alison Haislip ...  Ali Laurents 13 episodes, 2012
Jay Hayden ...  Chris 'Tak' Davis 13 episodes, 2012
Jordan T. Maxwell Jordan T. Maxwell ...  Jordan T. Mosley 13 episodes, 2012
Lindsey Payne ...  Lindsey Cutter 13 episodes, 2012
Teri Reeves ...  KJ Jameson 13 episodes, 2012
Ben Samuel ...  Ben Werner 13 episodes, 2012
John Kishline John Kishline ...  Jack Makers 11 episodes, 2012
Matt Corboy ...  Michael Corboy 10 episodes, 2012
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Explores the behind-the-scenes chaos of an unruly band of campaign workers and volunteers who leave behind ordinary lives for the madhouse. It's about life on the campaign trail and the people who are drawn to it. Running the campaign of a distant third-place candidate, campaign manager Chris 'Tak' Davis needs a team that is aggressive, smart and driven or available. As the Wisconsin senate race begins to take on national implications, Tak must overcome corrupt politicians, staff in fighting, and his own personal vices to win the primary - all while a camera crew follows his every move. Written by Hulu

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Comedy | Drama

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English

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14 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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Returned in December 2017 as a Podcast from Radio UK3 "The World at Large" over 6 episodes. Many of the original cast returned as the team relocates to New Hampshire to run a presidential campaign. See more »

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Referenced in TableTop: Fiasco, Part 2 (2012) See more »

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Such a fun show!
4 November 2012 | by carmmm4See all my reviews

I can't seem to find a way to rate this series, so I guess I have to write a review instead. If you ever enjoyed The Office or similar shows, you'll really enjoy this one. I was really surprised by how well done this show really is. The acting has to be top notch to carry a viewer's interest in a program like this because virtually all of the "action" is dialogue between the characters. I immediately fell in love with Ben and Ali's characters. (And yes, I do mean Ali and not Lindsay. Her interactions with Jordan are priceless.) Even Tak was compelling to watch, as his character is complicated, even if only likable at certain times. It honestly doesn't feel like you're watching something cheaper or of less quality than a show that is made for television. If it had aired on NBC instead of Hulu, it would have gotten a LOT more buzz. If you have a few hours, you can watch the entire first season in an afternoon and it's definitely worth it. Do not miss this one!

I really hope it comes back for another season because there are still some questions I'd really like resolved.


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