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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Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 13 - Grandma's Big Decision

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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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Watch The Powers That Be Season 1 Episode 1 - The Love Child (1)

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s1e1 The Love Child (1)
March 7, 1992
Senator Powers, in the middle of a tough re-election campaign with a local hero, finds that he has an additional potential obstacle to his re-election -- an illegitimate daughter.
Series Premiere
Watch The Powers That Be Season 1 Episode 6 - Kiss Me Caitlyn
s1e6 Kiss Me Caitlyn
April 4, 1992
April 4, 1992
Kiss Me Caitlyn
Watch The Powers That Be Season 1 Episode 8 - Charlerella
s1e8 Charlerella
April 18, 1992
April 18, 1992
Charlerella
Season Finale
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 1 - A Chicken in Every Pot
s2e1 A Chicken in Every Pot
November 7, 1992
November 7, 1992
A Chicken in Every Pot
Season Premiere
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 2 - Bill's Dead...Not
s2e2 Bill's Dead...Not
November 7, 1992
November 7, 1992
Bill's Dead...Not
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 3 - I'm Your Dummy
s2e3 I'm Your Dummy
November 14, 1992
November 14, 1992
I'm Your Dummy
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 5 - The Intern
s2e5 The Intern
November 28, 1992
November 28, 1992
The Intern
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 6 - Sophie's Big Decision
s2e6 Sophie's Big Decision
December 5, 1992
December 5, 1992
Sophie's Big Decision
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 7 - Oh, Mack
s2e7 Oh, Mack
December 12, 1992
December 12, 1992
Oh, Mack
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 8 - St. Caitlyn of Shears
s2e8 St. Caitlyn of Shears
January 2, 1993
January 2, 1993
St. Caitlyn of Shears
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 9 - Having a Ball
s2e9 Having a Ball
January 19, 1993
January 19, 1993
Having a Ball
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 10 - Bradley Gets Fired
s2e10 Bradley Gets Fired
January 19, 1993
January 19, 1993
Bradley Gets Fired
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 11 - Grammargate (1)
s2e11 Grammargate (1)
June 5, 1993
June 5, 1993
Grammargate (1)
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 12 - Grammargate (2)
s2e12 Grammargate (2)
June 12, 1993
June 12, 1993
Grammargate (2)
Watch The Powers That Be Season 2 Episode 13 - Grandma's Big Decision
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