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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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 Barry Harris 6 episodes, 2012
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 Vice President Fred Collier 5 episodes, 2012
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 Georgia Gibbons 4 episodes, 2012
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 Pauline Samson 4 episodes, 2012
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 Secret Service Agent Sam 4 episodes, 2012
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 Jamal Khabazzi 2 episodes, 2012
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 Roxanna Seraji 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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Sigourney Weaver and James Wolk worked together previously in the movie "You Again" (2010) See more »

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Over The Top Goodness
12 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those shows that is great for the whole ensemble. It would suck without the people that are in it. Everyone does a great job for the role they have. It has apparently gotten so-so reviews, and I am not sure why. Yes, it's over-the-top, but what isn't? And that doesn't mean it is bad. It is crazy in a great way. Every character has his/her hangups. As with all TV shows, it shows everything that has happened/can go wrong, and makes it seem real. This show feels real. Maybe I am biased - I would vote for Elaine. I am sure that the creators knew that, because Secretary Clinton (inspiration for the show) is a lot like Elaine. I think that, because it is a mini-series, people are so harsh on it. It would do great as a full- series because it would give time to focus on what needs to be focused on. But hey, I love it and I think everyone will.


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