Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode
First Aired: January 10, 2003
In the series pilot, William Sterling Jr. (Josh Brolin) is appointed to the Senate when the scandal-plagued incumbent suddenly dies. He's the son of a popular former governor (James Whitmore), but on his first day in office, Sterling Jr. demonstrates that he's very much his own man. Jackie Brock: Audra McDonald. Tommy: William Russ. Governor Marino: Bob Gunton.
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- Premiered: January 10, 2003
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: A thoughtful political drama about a maverick senator who shakes things up in Washington, D.C., after being appointed to fill a vacancy created by the death of a scandal-plagued incumbent. 'Mister Sterling' never got to finish his term, having been dropped… (more)