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."
Sigourney Weaver, Bryan Cranston
In the latest head-on collision of top-notch Sunday night cable dramas, the return of TV's most chilling dark parable faces the arrival of an irresistible new potboiler. One you can take to the Emmy bank next week; the other you'll be tempted to take to the beach.
As the first half of the final season gets underway for AMC's masterpiece of intensity Breaking Bad (Sunday, 10/9c), mensch-turned-mastermind Walter White (three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) escalates his criminal ways, and a man who once inspired pity now leaves even loved ones quaking in fear...
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...
"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...
Jennifer Morrisson, Lana Parrilla
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk.]
The Once Upon a Time season finale brought us back to where the ABC fairy tale drama had begun. No, we're not talking about Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) reuniting with Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin). We're talking about the curse being unleashed again upon the town of Storybrooke just as the clock struck 8:15. Before Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) made us scratch our heads wondering what the heck the Once writers will do in Season 2, let's take a look back at what happened in the finale:
Jared Gilmore, Jennifer Morrison
The evil smoke monster curse is back once again in the season finale of Once Upon a Time!
Sunday's finale, "A Land Without Magic" (8/7c, ABC), brings the series full circle from when the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) unleashed the curse that enslaved every fairy tale character in the town of Storybrooke, forced to live unaware of their true identities. Now, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) must decide whether or not she believes, which will then determine the fate of her son, Henry (Jared Gilmore), who ate the poisonous fruit that was meant to kill Emma.
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...
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...
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 ...
Sebastian Stan and Jennifer Morrison
Gossip Girl's Sebastian Stan will finally make his long-awaited debut as Alice in Wonderland's Mad Hatter on this Sunday's episode of Once Upon a Time. And we've got an exclusive sneak peek!
First Look: Sebastian Stan goes Mad on Once Upon a Time
While we'll learn how the Mad Hatter became, well, mad in Wonderland, his real-world counterpart, Jefferson, is just as eccentric. Surprisingly...