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USA Network mixes politics and family in new 'Political Animals'

January 30, 2012 |  9:26 am

Greg Berlanti behind USA's 'Political Animals'
Just in time for the presidential election, USA Network announced Monday its upcoming mini-series  “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.


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Photo: Writer-director Greg Berlanti is photographed at his office in Glendale in September 2010. Credit: Christina House / For The Times