Scoop: Adrian Pasdar Elected President on USA Network's Summer Drama Political Animals

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Adrian Pasdar is getting back into politics in a big way.

The onetime Heroes senator has been cast as the President of the United States in Political Animals, USA Network’s star-studded six-part drama series set to debut on Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.

The project, from Greg Berlanti (Brothers & Sisters, Everwood) and Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire), stars Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, the matriarch of a former first family fighting political adversaries while struggling with their own demons.

Pasdar’s character, Paul Garcetti, defeated Weaver’s ex first lady in the presidential primary and then appointed her as his Secretary of State. A smart man who uses every resource at his disposal to his advantage, he deftly employs Elaine’s popularity to deflect unwanted attention.

The cast also includes Lone Star‘s James Wolk and Gossip Girl‘s Sebastian Stan as Elaine’s polar-opposite twin sons, Brittany Ishibashi (Ghostfacers) as Wolk’s fiancée, Ellen Burstyn as Elaine’s mother, and Carla Gugino (Entourage) as a journalist hellbent on destroying Barrish’s career.

Comments (10)

  • Does this mean he’s not Kalinda’s husband on The Good Wife? Boo.

    Comment by pecola – May 2, 2012 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Given this show runs 6 episodes in july/august…i don’t think schedule would be a problem :)

      Comment by tonio – May 2, 2012 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • You just answered my question lol….guess he can be in this and The Lying Game

        Comment by Lauren – May 2, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good choice!

    Comment by Lorie – May 2, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this mean he won’t be on The Lying Game anymore?

    Comment by Lauren – May 2, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When are they going to start making episodes of Profit again? Best show canceled way too soon. It was before its time.

    Comment by J – May 2, 2012 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Due to the shows short episode count he will be able to juggle The Good Wife, the Lying Game and this is he wants to and if the roles are not to time consuming either way he is wonderfully talented.

    Comment by Theo – May 2, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hell of a cast

    Comment by ggny – May 2, 2012 12:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ghostfacers, as in the Supernatural tie-in? Cool. Cool cool cool.

    Comment by AJ – May 2, 2012 07:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was going to ask about the Lying Game as well!! Glad it seems he can do both. Definitely have to check Political Animals, love James Wolk and Sebastian Stan too!!!!

    Comment by Lauren 2.0 – May 2, 2012 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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