The Borgias on Showtime

2011, TV Show

The Borgias Episode: "The Poisoned Chalice"

Season 1, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes and bribes his way into being elected head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI, and has his son Cesare named a cardinal. Another son, Juan, is put in charge of the papal armies, and daughter Lucrezia is maneuvered into a politically expedient marriage.
Original Air Date: Apr 3, 2011

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Season 1, Episode 1
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Length: 10:57:03
Aired: 4/3/2011
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Premiered: April 03, 2011, on Showtime
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: Historical drama about the infamous Renaissance-era Italian family, one of whom became head of the Catholic Church as Pope Alexander VI. His son Cesare was the subject of Machiavelli's classic "The Prince."

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