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TV Shows - Powers That Be, The

This sitcom was produced by Norman Lear (best known for All In The Family and its various spinoffs in the '70s). It starred John Forsythe as William Powers, a Senator whose entire household is one crazy loony bin (including an anorexic daughter and a suicidal son-in-law; David Hyde Pierce played the latter before going on to greater fame in Frasier). In addition to Pierce, its supporting cast also boasted Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun) and Holland Taylor (Bosom Buddies, Two and a Half Men). But for all this well-written show had going for it, NBC only aired 19 episodes in a couple of short runs and never gave it a regular day and time on its schedule.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Powers_That_Be_(TV_series)
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1 What a shame that NBC couldn't see what a potential hit they had and give it a regular day and time on its schedule. Maybe if Brandon Tartikoff hadn't left NBC in '91 (he was their programming head in the '80s), he would have done so. Even a regular run on a bad night (like Saturday) would have been nice. Benson (another sitcom with a political setting) ran for seven years; The Powers That Be could have gone on for at least a few years. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on November 19, 2009, 6:25 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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