Mister Sterling

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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 from the schedule after nine episodes. 'West Wing' alum (and MSNBC commentator) Lawrence O'Donnell (more…)

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First Aired: March 7, 2003

A movie star (Portia de Rossi) with a political agenda lobbies Sterling on behalf of her pet after-school arts program. He thinks it's a fine idea (he's also attracted to her), so he invites her to testify before the Appropriations Committee, which is also considering Sterling's prisoner-education measure and a computers-in-schools proposal submitted by Nevada's Senator Robertson (Kathryn Harrold). Meanwhile, Leon's complaining about a constituent-mail backup; and Sterling runs into a very irate Anthony Marino (David Starzyk) in an L.A. men's room. Chairman Morris: George D. Wallace. Minority Leader: Gerald McRaney.

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  • Premiered: January 10, 2003
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • 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)

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