Exclusive: Fringe's Blair Brown Plays With USA Network's Political Animals

Blair Brown, before starting work on her fifth and final season as Fringe‘s Nina Sharp, will visit the Political Animals at the heart of USA Network’s highly anticipated summer drama series.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Brown will play Barbara Berg, the mother of Carla Gugino’s intrepid journalist who is out to get the scoop on First Lady turned Secretary of State Elaine Barrish (played by Sigourney Weaver).

A five-time Emmy nominee during her run as TV’s Molly Dodd, Brown is set to appear in the fifth of Political Animals‘ six episodes, which premiere Sunday, July 15 at 10/9c.

VIDEO | Watch a First Look of USA Network’s Political Animals

The cast of Political Animals, which was created by Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark, also boasts the likes of Ellen Burstyn (playing Elaine’s own mother), James Wolk and Sebastian Stan (as Elaine’s twin sons) and Adrian Pasdar (as the POTUS who succeeded Elaine’s now-ex-husband, played by Rome‘s Ciarán Hinds).

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So, on a scale of 1 to 1600 Penn, how excited are you for the star-studded Political Animals?

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  1. Heather says:

    Not to be rude (because I seriously love this site and and *dying* over the leverage scoop lately), but Blair has been in all the commercials for this show. I’ve seen them for at least a couple weeks. I think thy started when Royal Pains started airing new eps. I’m still like 1500 excited for the show tho!

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      We checked and this is not correct, you seem to be mistaken; Blair only began filming on Wednesday of this week.

  2. mia says:

    Akh. Sigourney Weaver AND Blair Brown?? Cannot handle the awesomeness

  3. Greg says:

    There’s only 6 episodes? Why so few?

    • Brooke says:

      Maybe because that is how many episodes was needed to tell the story? British tv is very good at not dragging shows out until they’re shadows of their former selves, and I’m always pleased when an American show follows in their footsteps.