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The Powers That Be (1992–1993)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy

William Powers is a clueless senator whose career is actually run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his smart chief of staff (and mistress) Jordan, and his political aide Bradley. At home, the senator also has to contend with his fussy ...See moreWilliam Powers is a clueless senator whose career is actually run by his manipulative wife Margaret, his smart chief of staff (and mistress) Jordan, and his political aide Bradley. At home, the senator also has to contend with his fussy daughter Caitlyn and her suicidal husband Theodore, who happens to be in love with the Powers' bumbling maid Charlotte. The arrival of the senator's illegitimate daughter, Sophie Lipkin, in the middle of a tough re-election campaign causes consternation for everyone, but Sophie ends up bonding quickly with her father and becomes an important part of his life and his workplace. Written by Jennifer See less
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Updated Mar 7, 1992

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Mar 7, 1992 (United States)

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30 cast members
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John Forsythe
Sen. William Franklin Powers Sen. William Franklin Powers   See fewer
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Holland Taylor
Margaret Powers Margaret Powers   See fewer
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Eve Gordon
Jordan Miller Jordan Miller   See fewer
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Peter MacNicol
Bradley Grist Bradley Grist   See fewer
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Valerie Mahaffey
Caitlyn Van Horne Caitlyn Van Horne   See fewer
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David Hyde Pierce
Theodore Van Horne Theodore Van Horne   See fewer
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Elizabeth Berridge
Charlotte Charlotte   See fewer
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Pierce Van Horne Pierce Van Horne   See fewer
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Robin Bartlett
Sophie Lipkin Sophie Lipkin   See fewer
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Craig Bierko
Joe Bowman Joe Bowman   See fewer
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Cloris Leachman
Enid Powers Enid Powers   See fewer
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Judyann Elder
Estelle Estelle   See fewer
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Victor Garber
Mack Novitz Mack Novitz   See fewer
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Michele Harrell
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Phil Leeds
Yosef Gersh Yosef Gersh   See fewer
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Robert Picardo
Larry Yablonsky Larry Yablonsky   See fewer
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Tiffani Thiessen
Barbara Bordner Barbara Bordner   See fewer
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Dan Butler
Walt Stevens, Washington Post Reporter Walt Stevens, Washington Post Reporter   See fewer
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David Cromwell
Skeeter Skeeter   See fewer
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Patrick Cronin
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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Jim Morris
Bill Clinton Bill Clinton   See fewer
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Faith Daniels
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Aaron Spelling
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Tom Wood
Hitchhiker Hitchhiker   See fewer
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Max Wright
Justice Reynolds Justice Reynolds   See fewer
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Mary Lou Childs
Clinton's Secretary Clinton's Secretary   See fewer
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Jill Andre
Kendall, the Moderator Kendall, the Moderator   See fewer
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Joel McKinnon Miller
Telephone Repair Guy Telephone Repair Guy   See fewer
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Brian Drillinger
The Limo Driver The Limo Driver   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 304 votes