Sigourney Weaver is coming to TV—or, at least, the USA Network—in the six-episode summer series Political Animals. Co-created and written by Greg Berlanti, the executive producer of such shows as Evergreen, Dirty Sexy Money, and Eli Stone (which once featured a guest appearance by Weaver), the series is about a former First Lady and failed presidential candidate who finds herself appointed Secretary of State. However, she's also just divorced her husband, so it's totally not based on anybody in real life. The Washington exposé also co-stars Carla Gugino as a reporter looking to bring down Weaver's character. Will she succeed? We don't know, but we know this: If we have to wait much longer for Gugino's 2003 show Karen Sisco to come out on DVD, we might have to hurt somebody.
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