Political Animals

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Series Summary
This drama series, which stars Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver in her first regular role in a TV series, explores the complex world of politics through a former first family that has experienced its highs and lows and is fighting political adversaries while struggling with the family members' own personal demons. Weaver stars as Elaine Barrish, who is appointed Secretary of State by President Paul Garcetti after losing to him in the presidential primary. While dealing with the usual crises of the State Department, Barrish also must try to keep her family together and fend off a hungry journalist who wants to destroy her political career.

Air Dates: 2012 - Present

Genres: Drama, Politics

Network: USA

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Resignation DayAug 19, 2012

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    Garcetti hinders Elaine's plan to resign; Douglas decides to come clean about his betrayal.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : 16 HoursAug 12, 2012

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    Elaine is torn; Bud learns the truth about TJ.'s suicide attempt; Susan gains unlimited access to the submarine rescue mission.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Lost BoysAug 5, 2012

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    Elaine finds the country in a diplomatic crisis; T.J. struggles to find support from his family; Anne accidentally reveals Elaine's political intentions.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : The Woman ProblemJul 29, 2012

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    Elaine announces her plan to run; Bud, Douglas and T.J. take a fishing trip; Garcetti hatches a plan; Susan lets Alex in on her story.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Second Time AroundJul 22, 2012

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    Bud is sent to diffuse the hostage situation; Susan finds herself close to the action; Douglas learns that Elaine plans to run again; T.J. resorts to old habits.

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