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BRAINDEAD [DELETED]
Air Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#BD101) "The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century"
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LAUREL HEALY RETURNS HOME TO WASHINGTON, D.C. TO FIND THE GOVERNMENT HAS STOPPED WORKING AND MYSTERIOUS BUGS ARE EATING THE BRAINS OF CONGRESSMEN, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF "BRAINDEAD," MONDAY, JUNE 13

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit and Tony Shalhoub Star in the New Comic-Thriller from Robert and Michelle King

"The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century" - When Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
returns home to Washington, D.C. to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino)
, on Capitol Hill, she is caught in the midst of two huge problems: the government has stopped working due to budgetary disagreements, and mysterious bugs are eating the brains of a growing number of Congress members and Hill staffers, on the series premiere of BRAINDEAD, Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit and Tony Shalhoub star.

BRAINDEAD is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers. The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke, the Democratic whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his Senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth (Aaron Tveit)
, the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub)
. Her other allies include Gustav (Johnny Ray Gill)
, an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle (Nikki M. James)
, a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

REGULAR CAST:

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Laurel Healy)
Danny Pino (Luke Healy)
Aaron Tveit (Gareth Ritter)
Tony Shalhoub (Senator Red Wheatus)
Nikki M. James (Rochelle Daudier)
Johnny Ray Gill (Gustav Triplett)
Jan Maxwell (Senator Ella Pollack)
Charlie Semine (Anthony Onofrio)

RECURRING CAST:

Paige Patterson (Scarlett Pierce)
Zach Grenier (Dean Healy)
Lily Cowles (Germaine Healy)
Helen Carey (Liz Healy)

GUEST CAST:

Megan Hilty (Misty Alise)
Jack Dimich (Dr. Lagunov)
Beth Malone (Claudia Monarch)
Ching Valdes-Aran (Claire)
Michael Potts (Dr. Daudier)
Briane Keane (Frustrated Homeowner)
John Quilty (Chocolate Dog Man)
Don Guillory (Chuck)
José Ram´┐Żn Rosario (Captain Gary Young)
Ed Moran (Senator Goldenberg)
Howard W. Overshown (Paramedic Tom)
Miguel Cervantes (Paramedic Josh)
Chris McKinney (Museum Director)
Will Cobbs (Smithsonian Guard)
Dan Bittner (Hill Staffer Doug)
Ray Demattis (Maitre D')
Juan Carlos Infante (Capitol Guard)
Holly Chou (Receptionist)
Gerry Vichi (Ill Fitted Suit Man)
Nilaja Sun (Breanna Burke)
Dominic Fumusa (Randall Burke)
Lewis Cleale (Senator Spitz)
Joris Stuyck (Russian Reporter)

WRITTEN BY: Robert and Michelle King

DIRECTED BY: Robert King

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