Scoop: Carla Gugino Joins USA Network's Political Animals

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Carla Gugino is the latest familiar face to join USA Network’s upcoming drama series Political Animals.

From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Dirty Sexy Money) and Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire), the six-hour D.C.-based project, which is slated to premiere this summer, centers on a fractured First Family in midst of a political and personal crisis.

Gugino joins the impressive ensemble as a Pulitzer Prize-winning  journalist who is hellbent on destroying the career of former First Lady and newly appointed Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (played by Sigourney Weaver).

As previously announced, Lone Star’s James Wolk will play Barrish’s ambitious son-slash-chief of staff, while Brittany Ishibashi (Ghostfacers) is set to co-star as his fiancée.

Gugino — whose previous TV credits include Entourage, Californication and a recent appearance on Justified — recently wrapped her run in the acclaimed Broadway production Road to Mecca.

Comments (4)

  • I am a big fan of Carla Gugino and am happy to know she will be back on television.

    Comment by Gwen – March 9, 2012 11:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wish all TV series did this: have a six-episode series as a stand-alone, with the possibility of more seasons after seeing the ratings. It would cause a lot less grief among television lovers.

    Comment by Sam – March 9, 2012 11:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’s a good idea, and what ABC has done w/ a couple of its shows w/ 8 ep orders, but it’s just not feasible for networks. They’d have to produce at least twice the amount of shows and tons of more episodes then just pilots all around, losing them tons of money.

      Comment by Danielle H – March 9, 2012 02:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds exactly like “Dirty Sexy Money”. Hope it gets cancelled faster.

    Comment by TJ. Church – March 9, 2012 09:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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