Talk about stacking the court. USA has packed the cast of their new Washington D.C.-set drama Political Animals, which premieres on Sunday, with eight experienced screen politicians who have each held down prestigious government (or government adjacent) jobs before. Here's a look at their past political lives and how those experiences prepared them to survive in this version of the Washington jungle.
It was a lofty premise for network TV: A show based on a bible story, with a modernized feel but set in an imaginary town filled with a messed up monarchy. It looked totally lush, with gorgeous set design. It was doomed before it even started.