The Powers That Be

At the center of the series is U.S. Senator William Powers, a parody of the political establishment in Washington, D.C. Margaret, the senator's status-hungry wife, treats Charlotte, their maid, with comedic disdain. Caitlyn, the senator's daughter, has an eating disorder and is married to Representative Theodore Van Horne, who is suicidal; their son, Pierce, is mature beyond his years from having to care for his unbalanced parents. Sophie Lipkin, the senator's illegitimate daughter, is a loud, crass New Jerseyan who surprises the family when she moves to Washington and begins to bond with her father. The senator's staff includes an intelligent and beautiful aide, Jordan Miller — who is also Powers' mistress — and the feckless aide Bradley Grist.
At the center of the series is U.S. Senator William Powers, a parody of the political establishment in Washington, D.C. Margaret, the senator's status-hungry wife, treats Charlotte, their maid, with comedic disdain. Caitlyn, the senator's daughter, has an eating disorder and is married to Representative Theodore Van Horne, who is suicidal; their son, Pierce, is mature beyond his years from having to care for his unbalanced parents. Sophie Lipkin, the senator's illegitimate daughter, is a loud, crass New Jerseyan who surprises the family when she moves to Washington and begins to bond with her father. The senator's staff includes an intelligent and beautiful aide, Jordan Miller — who is also Powers' mistress — and the feckless aide Bradley Grist.

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Bill's mother, Enid Powers (Cloris Leachman), shows up just before her 93rd birthday and announces that she's moving in until she dies.  Then she asks her already frustrated daughter-in-law to kill her off!  Meanwhile, Sophie surprises Jordan when she mov

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Bill's mother, Enid Powers (Cloris Leachman), shows up just before her 93rd birthday and announces that she's moving in until she dies. Then she asks her already frustrated daughter-in-law to kill her off! Meanwhile, Sophie surprises Jordan when she mov
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While trying to rectify the situation for Pierce, Margaret and Caitlyn find they have their own trouble. Consummation is the answer to Bradley's problems, and Theodore conquers his fear.

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s2e12 Grammargate (2)
June 12, 1993
While trying to rectify the situation for Pierce, Margaret and Caitlyn find they have their own trouble. Consummation is the answer to Bradley's problems, and Theodore conquers his fear.
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s1e6 Kiss Me Caitlyn
April 4, 1992
April 4, 1992
Kiss Me Caitlyn
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s1e8 Charlerella
April 18, 1992
April 18, 1992
Charlerella
Season Finale
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s2e1 A Chicken in Every Pot
November 7, 1992
November 7, 1992
A Chicken in Every Pot
Season Premiere
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s2e2 Bill's Dead...Not
November 7, 1992
November 7, 1992
Bill's Dead...Not
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s2e3 I'm Your Dummy
November 14, 1992
November 14, 1992
I'm Your Dummy
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s2e5 The Intern
November 28, 1992
November 28, 1992
The Intern
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s2e6 Sophie's Big Decision
December 5, 1992
December 5, 1992
Sophie's Big Decision
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s2e7 Oh, Mack
December 12, 1992
December 12, 1992
Oh, Mack
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s2e8 St. Caitlyn of Shears
January 2, 1993
January 2, 1993
St. Caitlyn of Shears
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s2e9 Having a Ball
January 19, 1993
January 19, 1993
Having a Ball
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s2e10 Bradley Gets Fired
January 19, 1993
January 19, 1993
Bradley Gets Fired
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s2e11 Grammargate (1)
June 5, 1993
June 5, 1993
Grammargate (1)
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s2e12 Grammargate (2)
June 12, 1993
June 12, 1993
Grammargate (2)
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Season Finale

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