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Alpha House

Series Summary
When their house mate is hauled off to prison, three Republican senators sharing a row house in Washington, D.C., find themselves in need of a new boarder. Enter Florida freshman Andy Guzman, who joins the guys as they battle primary challenges, party filibusters and the possibility of a junket to Afghanistan. Gil John Biggs suddenly finds himself facing a real opponent in a primary, which means he may actually have to do something -- like go to Kabul, where a group of soldiers from his North Carolina district has just been deployed. Louis Laffer is facing a challenge of his own, but his opponent is questioning Louis' manhood while playing up his own rugged outdoorsman persona in Nevada. Robert Bettancourt, the gentleman from Pennsylvania, suddenly finds he's about to be indicted. Meanwhile Andy brings a gorgeous "contributor" to check out his new bedroom. This Amazon original is the brainchild of Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau, who also executive produces.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Sitcom

Network: AMZONOV

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : In the Saddle Jan 10, 2014

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    When a senator dies unexpectedly, Gil John is asked to organize the funeral arrangements; Louis wins the Nevada primary; Robert takes part in a Pennsylvania debate.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : Showgirls Jan 3, 2014

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    Louis helps the showgirls organize; a video of Glen hitting a soldier with a chair in Afghanistan goes viral; Andy's Vanity Fair cover shoot takes an unexpected turn.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : The Rebuttal Dec 27, 2013

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    Robert proves to the ethics committee that he would never take a mohair suit while Andy prepares to deliver a rebuttal after the State of the Union; James mistakenly tweets a photo intended for Lola from the wrong account.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Ruby Shoals Dec 20, 2013

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    While on the campaign trail through North Carolina, Gil John blows off a meeting with the governor; Robert's pro-fracking visit to a constituent's home in Pennsylvania does not go as planned.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Prayer Brunch Dec 13, 2013

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    To celebrate Louis' homecoming from the hospital, Rosalyn organizes a prayer brunch; the senators and their colleagues across the aisle find it difficult to set aside their differences; Aaron and Tammy's relationship continues to grow.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Alpha House is satire at its most blistering and biting, delivered by a master of the trade: Doonesbury's Garry Trudeau, whose contempt for political cynicism, venality and hypocrisy doesn't keep the jaded protagonists of this bawdy, brazen comedy from being great company. show more

  • A funny but not particularly inventive political comedy about four Republican Senators sharing a house in Washington, D.C. show more

  • It's an accomplished piece of work. And it gains heft from a number of impressive cameos. show more

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