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Mister Sterling 

The scandal-free son of a former Governor of California is appointed to be Senator, whereupon it's discovered he's an independent. Modern day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Josh Brolin ...  Bill Sterling 10 episodes, 2003
Audra McDonald ...  Jackie Brock 10 episodes, 2003
William Russ ...  Tommy Doyle 10 episodes, 2003
David Norona ...  Leon Montero 10 episodes, 2003
Dale Raoul ...  Pat Conway 10 episodes, 2003
Chad Hillman Chad Hillman ...  White House Photographer 10 episodes, 2003
Dean Cameron ...  Derek / ... 9 episodes, 2003
Chandra West ...  Laura Chandler 7 episodes, 2003
Randy Oglesby ...  Democratic Senate Majority Leader 7 episodes, 2003
Stanley Kamel ...  Arthur Peyton 6 episodes, 2003
David Starzyk ...  Anthony Marino 6 episodes, 2003
Kathryn Harrold ...  Senator from Nevada 5 episodes, 2003
Gerald McRaney ...  Burt Gammel 5 episodes, 2003
Nicole Forester ...  Sterling's Receptionist / ... 5 episodes, 2003
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Storyline

Bill Sterling, Jr. - a non-politico teacher at a Los Angeles correctional facility - is selected by the governor of California as a replacement for a deceased U.S. Senator, primarily thanks to the popularity of his father, a former governor. Upon arrival in Washington, Senator Sterling declares that he is not a member of either major political party. He approaches his job with a refreshing honesty and vibrance that breeds loyalty and fascination in his staff and bitterness among his colleagues. Written by Anon

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senator | politics | u.s. congress | See All (3) »

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The most dangerous thing in Washington is an honest man.

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O kyrios Sterling See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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(10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This show was supposedly set in the same 'universe' as the The West Wing (1999), but there was at least one verbal reference to 9/11 in "Mister Sterling", and 9/11 was not incorporated into the "West Wing" 'universe' (unless you count the stand-alone episode "Isaac and Ishmael"). See more »

Quotes

Jackie Brock: Do you know what you're doing here? Do you? Or is this just some crazy roller coaster ride to nowhere that's gonna make us all look like idiots?
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Spun-off from The West Wing (1999) See more »

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The best TV drama of 2003-2004
17 August 2004 | by gsumner-2See all my reviews

I can not believe this show was cancelled. This was the only drama of the 2003/2004 season that we liked and made sure we never missed an episode.

If NBC wants to know why they lost of few million viewers this year, they need to know it was because of bonehead decisions to cancel quality programming such as "Mr. Sterling".

I agree with Todd1952's comments - this show may have been too good for TV. It seems as though TV execs like shows that are dumber than they are and have no idea how to place or market an intelligent show; they sure didn't with "Mr. Sterling". Duhhhh, this move sure does explain the continued existence of "Fear Factor" or the revamped "Three's company" also known as "Will & Grace" need I say more?

I guess the word is out to TV people in California; if your show ends up on Friday night on NBC, you had better get out your resume' and call your agent. NBC doesn't put shows on Friday night to find a specific audience, they put them there to empty the film cans and recover their production costs before quietly dumping the program. Hey, NBC, I'm NEVER watching another one of your shows on Friday night! NEVER!!

After losing shows like "Friends" and "Frasier" and dumping a show such as "Mr. Sterling", NBC deserves to suffer a horrible death in the ratings this year. I hope the moron who cancelled "Mr. Sterling" gets fired!!!


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