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Political Animals 

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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.

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Greg Berlanti
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
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
Dylan Baker ...  Vice President Fred Collier 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 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
Ming Lo ...  Ambassador Libao 2 episodes, 2012
Brent Jennings ...  Bill 2 episodes, 2012
Michael Dostillio Michael Dostillio ...  Trevor 2 episodes, 2012
Robert Heath Robert Heath ...  Admiral Taft 2 episodes, 2012
Dean Alai ...  Jamal Khabazzi 2 episodes, 2012
Stephen Hill ...  Omar 2 episodes, 2012
Nazanin Nour ...  Roxanna Seraji 2 episodes, 2012
Robert D. Heath Jr. ...  Admiral Taft 2 episodes, 2012
Michelle Santiago Michelle Santiago ...  NSA Staff 2 episodes, 2012
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Divorced former First Lady Elaine Barrish is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She finds an unlikely ally in a D.C. journalist who had previously dedicated herself to tearing Barrish to pieces. Written by Belanti

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Power runs in the family. See more »

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Country:

USA

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English | Russian | Chinese | French

Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Political Animals See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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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Good start
19 July 2012 | by skc1957See all my reviews

Let's see what happened with this one -- a good start for a strong female lead. Sigourney Weaver is a great choice for the lead. Plays to some stereotypes but otherwise is a good addition to the line-up. Kieran is a good choice for the Bill Clintonesque former husband of the president. Any comparisons to Hillary Clinton is intentional, but what's wrong with that? Taking a real-life figure and creating a character for entertainment is a long-accepted trope. Ellen Burstyn is a great choice, too. Keep your eye on this one. If you let the characters develop beyond their stereotypes, you may actually enjoy the series.


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