Political Animals is a six episode American miniseries created by Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark. The series premiered in the United States on USA Network on July 15, 2012, and will air Sundays at 10/9c. Sigourney Weaver portrays Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First Lady and Governor of Illinois, as well as the current Secretary of State. While the lead character does have some similarities to Hillary Clinton, Weaver has said in interviews that the show is "very much about families who have been in the White House and the price they've paid for being in the White House and the fact that families who have been in the White House often try to get back in the White House or continue to try and get in the White House." Read Full Wiki...
To protect a dark family secret, secretary of state Elaine Barrish agrees to have hungry D.C. journalist Susan Berg follow her for the week of her son Douglas's engagement party. Meanwhile, a hostage crisis in Iran drives Elaine to make a momentous decision for the future of her family and her career.