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Cheers to The Event for electing to cast Blair Underwood as the President.

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As Chief Exec Elias Martinez, the eternally charismatic leading man brings a much-needed gravitas to NBC's far-fetched headscratcher. The L.A. Law grad's road to the White House has been paved with increasingly intriguing roles in recent years. He showed a flair for comedy as Julia Louis-Dreyfus' schoolteacher love interest on the regrettably cancelled The New Adventures of Old Christine and earned a well-deserved Golden Globe nod as a suicidal military pilot on HBO's In Treatment. Now his ascension to the Oval Office is change we can believe in.

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