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The Powers That Be is an American television sitcom that was broadcast on NBC, premiering on March 7, 1992. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, with Norman Lear serving as executive producer. The series aired two seasons of 21 episodes, airing its final episode on NBC on January 2, 1993.

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  • The Powers That Be is an American television sitcom that was broadcast on NBC, premiering on March 7, 1992. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, with Norman Lear serving as executive producer. The series aired two seasons of 21 episodes, airing its final episode on NBC on January 2, 1993. (en)
  • Na szczytach władzy (ang. The Powers That Be, 1992-1993) – amerykański serial komediowy stworzony przez Davida Crane'a i Martę Kauffman. Światowa premiera serialu miała miejsce 7 marca 1992 roku na kanale NBC. Ostatni odcinek został wyemitowany 16 stycznia 1993 roku. W Polsce serial nadawany był dawniej na antenie TVP1. (pl)
  • Vita huset nästa? (engelska: The Powers That Be) är en amerikansk sitcom som sändes av det amerikanska tv-nätverket NBC mellan 1992 och 1993. Den har i Sverige visats på TV2 med start hösten 1992. (sv)
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  • Jordan and Margaret both suspect that the Senator's new female intern has designs on him. (en)
  • A visiting Hollywood mogul charms everyone in the Senator's household—except the Senator, who starts to suspect that something is amiss. Meanwhile, each of the ladies thinks that she's the object of their guest's desires. (en)
  • While drunk, Bradley makes the mistake of his life; as does Pierce when he hacks into the school's computer. Meanwhile, Theodore has troubles of his own. (en)
  • A crisis back in the Senator's home state is nothing compared to the crisis in the Senator's household—Charlotte wants to quit because of her secret feelings for Theodore. Meanwhile, Jordan is frustrated that Margaret's problems are more important to Bill than celebrating the anniversary of their relationship together. (en)
  • The Powers household is invited to attend a ball in the Senator's honor, but Margaret conveniently forgets to invite Charlotte until it's too late. Theodore stays behind to wait for Caitlyn, but winds up spending a romantic evening with Charlotte when they get snowed in. Caitlyn, meanwhile, slinks off to Joe Bowman's hotel room, and the blizzard keeps the rest of the Powers clan trapped in their limo. (en)
  • Margaret, Jordan and Bradley scheme to discredit the Senator's opponent, the now-handicapped, former-pro footballer, Joe Bowman . The result is a faked videotape of Bowman hopping out of his chair. The press discovers that the tape is a fake. Bill visits Bowman in a last-ditch effort to save his aids from being fired, and Bill is startled by what he finds. (en)
  • The Senator takes a road trip to visit his elderly mother, Enid Powers and picks up a hitchhiker—who turns out to be a carjacker. As Bill then tries to make his way to his mother's home, the carjacker crashes the car into a gas tanker, leaving the family and the press to believe that the Senator has been killed. As the Powers camp mourns Bill, Margaret contemplates accepting her husband's Senate seat. (en)
  • A bad haircut causes Caitlyn to come to a personal crisis and decide she is too caught up in materialism. Meanwhile, Bradley is desperate to get the Senator media attention after his name is not included on the list of the most influential Democrats in the new administration. (en)
  • While trying to rectify the situation for Pierce, Margaret and Caitlyn find they have their own trouble. Consummation is the answer to Bradley's problems, and Theodore conquers his fear. (en)
  • The Powers are ecstatic when they are invited the Presidential motorcade for Clinton's inauguration, but when Jordan is excluded, she tries to make Bill jealous by making plans with an old boyfriend. As the delayed Powers and a bicycling Bradley brave the icy roads in hopes of catching up with the President, Theodore worries that Charlotte thinks he forgot her birthday. (en)
  • Theodore volunteers to be the Senator's dummy in a ventriloquist act that everyone else finds embarrassingly bad. (en)
  • After Bill & Margaret's unexpected night of passion, Bill considers ending his relationship with Jordan in favor of the chance at rekinding the fire in his marriage—leaving Jordan fuming and shocked. Meanwhile, Caitlyn can't get Joe Bowman out of her head, and Bradley gets high from pain killers that he is taking for a kidney stone. (en)
  • It's Caitlyn and Theodore's anniversary and Margaret is insistent that Sophie not join the family for dinner. Meanwhile, the campaigning Senator is in need of some publicity, but he didn't expect it to come from Theodore's botched suicide attempt—which results in Bill being shot in a very undignified location. (en)
  • 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. Being accepted in Washington takes a back seat when Sophie goes head-to-head with the rest of the family. (en)
  • Just as Sophie asks Margaret for some tips on fitting into the Washington scene, Larry , the boyfriend who always kept her down shows up to take her back to New Jersey. Meanwhile, Margaret is desperate to get a Supreme Court Justice to show up at her party, and Bradley and Jordan try to show each other up by getting the most influential guests at the event. (en)
  • Bill's mother , 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 moves into her apartment building, leaving Jordan concerned that the Senator's nosy daughter will discover their affair. (en)
  • When a malingering Bradley is fired, Mrs. Powers takes over as press liaison. (en)
  • Not being asked to a White House luncheon for Princess Diana is bad enough, but Margaret really gets upset when her efforts only result in Caitlyn being invited instead. Margaret then tries to play on Caitlyn's insecurities to secure the invitation for herself, including playing her trump card—Sophie. Meanwhile, Bill just wants the family to get along. (en)
  • The Senator and his aides have no choice but to offer Joe Bowman a public apology—in spite of his paralysis secretly being a sham. Meanwhile, Bowman sets his sights on seducing Caitlyn to have someone inside the Senator's camp. Caitlyn finds herself simultaneously charmed and repulsed by Mr. Bowman while she contemplates having an affair with him. Meanwhile, Bill and Margaret share a spontaneous night of passion. (en)
  • To curry favor, Margaret donates her chicken salad to the favorite charity of the new First Lady, who falls ill after eating it. Meanwhile, Theodore and Charlotte try to fight their attraction for each other. (en)
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  • A Chicken in Every Pot (en)
  • Bill Gets Shot (en)
  • Bill and Margaret's Excellent Adventure (en)
  • Bill's Dead...Not (en)
  • Bradley Gets Fired (en)
  • Charlerella (en)
  • Dirty Politics (en)
  • Grammargate: Part 1 (en)
  • Grammargate: Part 2 (en)
  • Grandma's Big Decision (en)
  • Having a Ball (en)
  • How Sharper Than a Servant's Tooth (en)
  • I'm Your Dummy (en)
  • Kiss Me Caitlyn (en)
  • My Mother, My Self (en)
  • Oh, Mack (en)
  • Sophie's Big Decision (en)
  • St. Caitlyn of Shears (en)
  • The Intern (en)
  • The Love Child (en)
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  • Graham Yost (en)
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  • Bob Sand (en)
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  • Nancylee Myatt (en)
  • Rod Burton (en)
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  • The Powers That Be is an American television sitcom that was broadcast on NBC, premiering on March 7, 1992. It was created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, with Norman Lear serving as executive producer. The series aired two seasons of 21 episodes, airing its final episode on NBC on January 2, 1993. (en)
  • Na szczytach władzy (ang. The Powers That Be, 1992-1993) – amerykański serial komediowy stworzony przez Davida Crane'a i Martę Kauffman. Światowa premiera serialu miała miejsce 7 marca 1992 roku na kanale NBC. Ostatni odcinek został wyemitowany 16 stycznia 1993 roku. W Polsce serial nadawany był dawniej na antenie TVP1. (pl)
  • Vita huset nästa? (engelska: The Powers That Be) är en amerikansk sitcom som sändes av det amerikanska tv-nätverket NBC mellan 1992 och 1993. Den har i Sverige visats på TV2 med start hösten 1992. (sv)
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