Acting Like Animals

Posted May 18, 2012 at 12:42pm

USA Network is jumping into the politainment arena with “Political Animals,” a new six-part series about an ambitious woman trying to rise above her career, troubled children and lecherous ex-husband, who just happens to have been president of the United States:

Film star Sigourney Weaver takes her first turn on the small screen as Elaine Barrish Hammond, a former first lady turned Secretary of State with possible designs on an even higher calling. (And we don’t mean a clever Tumblr tribute.) Ciaran Hinds portrays Donald “Bud” Hammond, the ex-POTUS with a penchant for dropping his pants. And Carla Gugino keeps tabs on everyone as Susan Berg, a reporter for the fictional Washington Globe.

We’ve not yet seen the show. Still, we can’t help but feel like we know these characters pretty well …

“Political Animals” debuts July 15 on USA.