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Pilot Season: Sarah Michelle Gellar to Play Robin Williams' Daughter in CBS Sitcom

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar is slated to star alongside Robin Williams in the CBS sitcom pilot The Crazy Ones, TVGuide.com has learned.

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Pilot Season: James Wolk to Co-Star in CBS' The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams

James Wolk

Political Animals star James Wolk has joined the cast of the CBS pilot The Crazy Ones, a workplace comedy starring Robin Williams, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The Crazy Ones, from David E. Kelley, is... read more

5 Reasons (Among Many) to Watch USA's Political Animals

Sigourney Weaver

Political Animals' lead character Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver) appears to be strong, tough and full of confidence on the outside. But a few minutes into the USA series, viewers will learn that she's a lot more flawed and self-doubting than she looks.

"We present this woman so effective, so articulate, so passionate, so true to her moral compass and the flip side is she's much less confident in her personal life and as a mother," Weaver tells TVGuide.com. "She makes a lot of mistakes."

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On the Set: Uncovering the Secrets of Political Animals

Political Animals

Usually, the secretary of state keeps company with foreign dignitaries in exotic, far-flung locales, not Teamsters in the shell of a business park by the Philadelphia International Airport. Then again, this Madame Secretary has saved the planet from some really illegal aliens before taking office, so who are we to judge?

As Political Animals' former First Lady-turned-Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond, Sigourney Weaver is back in badass form, only on a civic-duty level rather than a sci-fi one. And although she has three names and a philandering ex-husband, Elaine is not based on you-know-who. "I had to get over the slight feeling of, 'Oh, it's Hillary,' which she really isn't," says Weaver, citing inspiration from countless women in power, including a childhood headmistress and... read more

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Sigourney Weaver's TV Debut Political Animals

Sigourney Weaver

"Eleanor Roosevelt, Cleopatra, Elizabeth the First. That's the kind of company I want to keep."

In USA's new miniseries, Political Animals, former First Lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver in her first TV series role) just wants to make a difference.

USA's Political Animals elects Heroes' Adrian Pasdar

Unfortunately, everyone else would rather focus on her former husband's "less than flattering moments" (aka his frequent infidelity) while in office... read more

USA's Political Animals Elects Heroes' Adrian Pasdar

Adrian Pasdar

Hail to the Chief this summer on USA!

The cable network has added former Heroes star Adrian Pasdar to play the recurring role of the President of the United States in its six-hour event drama Political Animals, it was announced Wednesday...

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USA's Political Animals Swears In Dan Futterman and Roger Bart

Roger Bart, Dan Futterman

Dan Futterman and Roger Bart are the latest to jump on board USA's Political Animals, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The six-part miniseries, from Greg Berlanti  (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood), stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a... read more

Ellen Burstyn Joins USA's Political Animals

Ellen Burstyn

Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn has joined USA's miniseries Political Animals, the network announced.

Set to premiere this summer, the six-part series will focus on Elaine Barrish (Sigourney Weaver), a divorced former first lady and current Secretary of State who struggles to keep her family together as she deals with the State Department's crises. She strikes an ...
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Carla Gugino to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's Political Animals

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino has been tapped to star opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA' Political Animals miniseries.

Slated to premiere in the summer, Political Animals will focus on... read more

Sigourney Weaver Heads to TV in USA's Political Animals

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver has landed the lead in USA' Political Animals miniseries.

Slated to premiere in the summer, Political Animals will focus on... read more

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