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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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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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USA

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Release Date:

15 July 2012 (USA) See more »

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Political Animals See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Carla Gugino and Sebastian Stan have worked in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe respectively with Gugino appearing in Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) as Kryptonian ship voice Kelor and in a previous DC comics film Watchmen (2009) as Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre while Stan appears as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier in the Captain America trilogy. See more »

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Sogorny Weaver is a Treasure
30 July 2012 | by NanoFrogSee all my reviews

Yes. Sigourney Weaver is a treasure. It is great to see her on the TV in this series, and she is perfectly cast. The writing coupled with her great spirit allows the artistic medium to look at political issues, in particular, issues affecting women, with an eye that is impossible via the MSM. The one problem I have is seeing reporters like Andrea Mitchell appearing "as themselves" in a fictional story. I believe Ms. Mitchell lowers, perhaps even destroys her credibility by showing up in a drama like this. It is a very distasteful trend in films these days, and I would point the finger of shame at any modern journalist who does this. I am also not at all a fan of the blow hard actor, Ciarán Hinds, but considering the intent of the show, I can get used to it. Perhaps his objectionable is why they cast him. It is great to have an actor of Ms. Weaver's stature in a drama like this. She can lend her formidable presence and integrity to the issues explored by the writers. The rest of the cast is quite god. The producers set up a formidable and interesting family, encompassing most of the red hot issues of our times.


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