July 23, 2012
'Political Animals'

This new “limited series event” has a lot going for it. It was created by Greg Berlanti (“Everwood,” “Brothers & Sisters”), is very topical politically (a hostage crisis and presidential campaign were featured in the premiere) and has an outstanding supporting cast (Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino, James Wolk and CiarĂ¡n Hinds). However, it would be nothing without the rock solid lead performance by Sigourney Weaver as former first lady turned secretary of state, Elaine Barrish Hammond. 10 p.m. Sunday on USA.

(Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com)