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[02/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 27
Updates include: Gina Rodriguez is "Jane the Virgin" for The CW; Tommy Dewey to lead "Mission Control" for NBC; and Joe Pantoliano to spend "More Time with Family" over at CBS.

[09/22/13 - 08:11 PM]
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Winners
"Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" took home top honors in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series categories.

[07/18/13 - 08:39 AM]
USA Network Garners Five Emmy(R) Nominations for Acclaimed Miniseries, "Political Animals," for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Among the nods: Sigourney Weaver in Lead Actress in a Miniseries and Ellen Burstyn in Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries.

[07/11/13 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 11
Updates include: Carla Gugino joins FOX's "Wayward Pines"; Darren Star to helm Lifetime's "HR"; and Rene Echevarria departs CBS's "Intelligence."

[03/27/13 - 12:13 PM]
Adrian Pasdar Joins Season Seven of USA Network's Hit Original Drama "Burn Notice" to Be Featured in Major Multi-Episode Arc
He joins previously announced recurring stars Jack Coleman, Stephen Martines and guest star Nick Taraby.

[02/07/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 7
Updates include: David Walton tapped as lead on NBC's "About a Boy"; Emma Roberts to star in FOX's "Delirium"; and CBS greenlights three more comedy pilots.

[01/07/13 - 11:13 AM]
USA Ups Michael Sluchan to Senior Vice President, Original Scripted Programming
Sluchan's responsibilities include overseeing the production of the current hit series' "Necessary Roughness" and "Royal Pains."

[01/07/13 - 03:01 AM]
Netflix and Warner Bros. Television Group Sign a 2012-13 Network Slate Deal for Hit Serialized Dramas from Warner Bros. Television
"Revolution," "The Following," "Longmire," "Political Animals," "666 Park Avenue, "Chuck," "Fringe" and "The West Wing" are all on tap.

[12/13/12 - 05:29 AM]
The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations
"Homeland" tops all series nominations with four, "Game Change" leads TV movies with five nods.

[12/12/12 - 06:16 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"Modern Family" tops the primetime television category with four nods.

[11/02/12 - 09:05 AM]
USA Nixes "Political Animals" Sequel
The news marks the third cancellation by the network in as many days.

[08/13/12 - 09:37 AM]
Mark Margolis Joins Cast of Chiller's Original Movie "Beneath"
Danny Zovatto, Bonnie Dennison, Chris Conroy, Jonny Orsini, Griffin Newman and Mackenzie Rosman also star in the project, due this spring.

[07/12/12 - 07:01 AM]
The Huffington Post Unveils Top 50 American Political Animals in Conjunction With USA Network's High-Profile Limited Series Event "Political Animals" Premiering Sunday, July 15
To kick off the dialogue, today Tom Brokaw revealed his top political animals.

[07/11/12 - 09:11 AM]
The White House Project and USA Network Host "Political Animals" Screenings and Discussions on Important Women's Leadership Issues Raised in the Limited Series Television Event
Andrea Mitchell will moderate a panel discussion immediately following a screening of the premiere episode on Wednesday, July 11 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City.

[06/25/12 - 02:02 PM]
The Huffington Post to Announce The "Top 50 Political Animals" of All Time in Support of USA Network's High-Profile Limited Series Event "Political Animals"
The six-episode series launches Sunday, July 15 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/21/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 21
Updates include: Blair Brown, David Monahan bound for USA's "Political Animals"; Tom Papa cast in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra"; and Kevin Pereira to host "Let's Ask America."

[06/18/12 - 10:01 PM]
Broadcast Television Journalists Association Announces Winners of the 2nd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards
"Breaking Bad," "Homeland," "Modern Family," "Parks and Recreation" and "Sherlock" each took home two wins.

[06/01/12 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 1
Updates include: Damon Lindelof plots TV return at Warner Bros. Television; Andy Samberg is the latest to depart NBC's "SNL"; and Vanessa Redgrave to guest on USA's "Political Animals."

[05/17/12 - 02:07 PM]
Video: USA Presents an Exclusive Sneak Peek of "Political Animals"
The Sigourney Weaver-led drama launches on Sunday, July 15 on the cable channel.

[05/07/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 7
Updates include: "30 Rock" on track for seventh and final season; Showtime renews "Gigolos"; and Paget Brewster joins FOX's "Working Class Hero."

[05/02/12 - 12:21 PM]
"Political Animals" to Anchor USA Network Summer Lineup - Six-Hour Event Drama Premieres Sunday, July 15, at 10/9c
Plus: Adrian Pasdar has been cast as President Paul Garcetti in the project.

[04/24/12 - 01:04 PM]
USA Network Promotes Bill McGoldrick to EVP, Original Scripted Programming
McGoldrick will continue to oversee all USA scripted development of drama and comedy series, long-form and event programming.

[04/17/12 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 17
Updates include: Delta Burke injury halts production on ABC's "Counter Culture"; NBC orders "Howie Mandel's White Elephant"; and Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius to exit Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."

[04/17/12 - 08:02 AM]
USA Owns Summer with the Most Powerful Lineup of Originals
Said lineup kicks off with the return of "Royal Pains" and "Necessary Roughness" on Wednesday, June 6.

[04/13/12 - 03:22 PM]
Ellen Burstyn to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's "Political Animals"
Ciaran Hinds, Carla Gugino, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan and Brittany Ishibashi also star in the project, due this summer.

[03/27/12 - 12:39 PM]
USA Network Upfront to Feature Headline Performances by Jennifer Hudson and Mark Ronson
The talent only presentation will feature the stars of USA at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City on Thursday, May 17.

[03/22/12 - 11:36 AM]
Ciaran Hinds to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's "Political Animals"
He'll play Bud Hammond, the jovial ex-president of the United States and ex-husband of Elaine Barrish (Weaver).

[03/15/12 - 11:17 AM]
Sebastian Stan Set to Star in USA Network's "Political Animals," opposite Sigourney Weaver, Carla Gugino, James Wolk and Brittany Ishibashi
Stan will play Thomas "T.J." Hammond, the son of former First Lady/newly appointed Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (Weaver).

[03/09/12 - 11:00 AM]
Carla Gugino to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA Network's Six-Hour Event Drama Series "Political Animals"
Slated for the network's summer lineup, the series also stars James Wolk and Brittany Ishibashi.

[03/06/12 - 05:24 PM]
Sigourney Weaver to Star in USA Network's "Political Animals"
Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark are behind the six-hour project, due this summer.

[02/13/12 - 10:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 13
Updates include: Zachary Levi to star in FOX's "Let It Go"; J.K. Simmons cast in ABC's "White Van Man"; and Alana De La Garza bound for NBC's "Do No Harm."

[02/10/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 10
Updates include: John Goodman to join Roseanne Barr on NBC's "Downwardly Mobile"; Jimmy Wolk to star in USA's "Political Animals"; and Becki Newton to lead "The Goodwin Games" at FOX.

[01/30/12 - 09:59 AM]
USA Network Partners With Greg Berlanti, Laurence Mark and Warner Horizon Television for Six-Hour Drama Event Series "Political Animals"
Plus: Jeff Eastin's drama pilot, starring Aaron Tveit, Daniel Sunjata, Vanessa Ferlito, Brandon Jay McLaren and Manny Montana, is now titled "Graceland."







POLITICAL ANIMALS (USA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
7/15/12 - 8/19/12
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2011-2012 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 11/2/12
DESCRIPTION:
(from USA's press release, May 2012) POLITICAL ANIMALS - the television event of the summer - will premiere on Sunday, July 15, at 10/9c on USA Network. The highly anticipated six-hour event series about a former first family fighting political adversaries while struggling with their own powerful demons anchors the network's blockbuster summer lineup of originals across five nights a week. From Warner Horizon Television and acclaimed television and film producers Greg Berlanti ("Brothers & Sisters") and Laurence Mark ("Julie and Julia"), the event drama has added Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes," "The Lying Game," "Desperate Housewives") in a recurring role opposite Sigourney Weaver ("Avatar") in her first television series regular role. Pasdar stars as President Paul Garcetti, who defeated Elaine (Weaver) in the presidential primary and then appointed her as his Secretary of State. A smart man who uses every resource at his disposal to his advantage, he deftly employs Elaine's popularity to deflect unwanted attention. Elaine tries to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and a hungry DC journalist (Gugino) who is bent on destroying her. POLITICAL ANIMALS explores the nuanced and complex world of politics through the lens of a family who has experienced its highs and lows. The project also stars Carla Gugino ("Entourage"), James Wolk ("Shameless"), Sebastian Stan ("Gossip Girl"), Brittany Ishibashi ("The Mentalist") with Ellen Burstyn ("Requiem for a Dream") and Ciarán Hinds ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brittany Ishibashi as Anne Ogami
· Carla Gugino as Susan Berg
· Ciaran Hinds as Bud Hammond
· Ellen Burstyn as Margaret Barrish
· Jimmy Wolk as Douglas Hammond
· Sebastian Stan as Thomas "T.J." Hammond
· Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish
CREW INFORMATION:
· Greg Berlanti as CRTR/EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Laurence Mark as EP
· Melissa Kellner Berman as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· Laurence Mark Productions
· Warner Horizon Television