Political Animals

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  • TV-14
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2012
Political Animals is a six-episode American comedy-drama miniseries created by Greg Berlanti. The series aired in the United States on USA Network from July 15 through August 19, 2012. Sigourney Weaver portrays Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First... read more
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Political Animals is a six-episode American comedy-drama miniseries created by Greg Berlanti. The series aired in the United States on USA Network from July 15 through August 19, 2012. Sigourney Weaver portrays Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First Lady and Governor of Illinois, as well as the current Secretary of State. Weaver and the show's production team acknowledge that the lead character has some similarities to Hillary Clinton. They say that the premise of the show is "very much about all families who have been in the White House, the price they've paid for being there and the fact that those same families will often try or continue to try to get back into the White House again."

Original Release

07/15/2012 on USA

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Cast

Ellen Burstyn Margaret Barrish
Sigourney Weaver Elaine Barrish
Dylan Baker Vice President Fred Collier
Ciaran Hinds Bud Hammond
Carla Gugino Susan Berg
Adrian Pasdar President Paul Garcetti
Sebastian Stan T.J. Hammond
Roger Bart Barry Harris
Dan Futterman Alex Davies
Brittany Ishibashi Anne Ogami
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Pilot Sunday, 15 July 2012
2 Second Time Around Sunday, 22 July 2012
3 The Woman Problem Sunday, 29 July 2012
4 Lost Boys Sunday, 05 August 2012
5 16 Hours Sunday, 12 August 2012
6 Resignation Day Sunday, 19 August 2012

Directors

David Petrarca, Michael Morris, Michael Morris, Greg Berlanti, Bethany Rooney, Tucker Gates

Writers

Greg Berlanti, Tonya Kong, Speed Weed, Molly Newman, Phil Klemmer, Brian Wayne Peterson, Geoffrey Nauffts, Nicholas Wootton, Kelly Souders

Creators

Greg Berlanti

Cast

Ellen Burstyn Margaret Barrish
Sigourney Weaver Elaine Barrish
Dylan Baker Vice President Fred Collier
Ciaran Hinds Bud Hammond
Carla Gugino Susan Berg
Adrian Pasdar President Paul Garcetti
Sebastian Stan T.J. Hammond
Roger Bart Barry Harris
Dan Futterman Alex Davies
Brittany Ishibashi Anne Ogami
James Wolk Douglas Hammond
Vanessa Redgrave Justice Diane Nash
Meghann Fahy Georgia Gibbons
R.J. Kelly Secret Service Agent Sam
Linda Powell Pauline Samson
Griffin Newman Russ
LaMonica Garrett Agent Clark
Kristine Nielsen Alice
Ming Lo Ambassador Libao
Stephen Hill Omar

Producers

Greg Berlanti Executive Producer
Melissa Kellner Berman Executive Producer
Sarah Caplan Executive Producer
Larry Marks Executive Producer
Laurence Mark Executive Producer
Melissa Kellner Berman Producer
Carl Ogawa Producer
Nicole Carrasco Producer
Suzanne Geiger Producer
Sarah Caplan Producer
Greg Berlanti Producer
Molly Newman Producer
Larry Marks Producer
Brian Wayne Peterson Producer
Phil Klemmer Producer
Jennifer Lence Producer
Kelly Souders Producer
Speed Weed Producer
Michael Cedar Producer
Laurence Mark Producer

Editors

Kristin Windell, Barbara Gerard

2013 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2013 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Won
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