USA Network mixes politics and family in new 'Political Animals'
Slated for a summer release, the six-hour drama will center on a fictional former first family in turmoil. Elain Barrish is a former first lady divorcee and current secretary of State who is juggling her political duties with family life.
Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters" and “Dirty Sexy Money”) wrote and will direct the pilot and serve as executive producer of the series along with veteran producer Laurence Mark (“Dreamgirls,” “Jerry Maguire).
"Political Animals" signals a more serious turn for the network, which has built a successful slate of blue-sky programming with programs such as "Burn Notice" and "White Collar."
No casting decisions have been made.
Photo: Writer-director Greg Berlanti is photographed at his office in Glendale in September 2010. Credit: Christina House / For The Times