Mister Sterling

Mister Sterling (2003)

  • Genre: Drama, War & Politics
  • Creator: Lawrence O'Donnell
  • First Air Date: 2003-01-10
  • Last Air Date: 2003-03-14
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 10
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 60 min.
  • Networks: NBC
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Mister Sterling is an American television serial drama created by Lawrence O'Donnell that ran from January to March in 2003. It starred Josh Brolin as an idealistic United States Senator, and featured Audra McDonald, William Russ, David Noroña, and James Whitmore as members of his staff. Despite mostly positive reviews, the show, which aired on NBC on Friday nights, was cancelled after 10 episodes after the show only ranked 58th in the yearly ratings Although it had numerous similarities to The West Wing in style and tone, it was not set in the same universe as O'Donnell's other political show. It is unknown if a cross-over would have ever occurred had Mister Sterling not been cancelled; however Steven Culp played presidential aspirant Sen. Ron Garland on Mister Sterling and House Speaker Jeff Haffley on The West Wing, and Democrats appeared to be in the majority in the US Senate on Mr Sterling, while in The West Wing consistent Republican control of both Houses of Congress was a key plot point. James Whitmore was nominated for a 2003 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for playing former Governor Bill Sterling, the senator's father.

  • Keywords: politics, u.s. senator, usa politics
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    Mister Sterling Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2003-01-10
    10 Episodes

    Mister Sterling Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Pilot60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Next Question60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Game Time60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Technical Corrections60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Human Error60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Nothing Personal60 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Statewide Swing60 min
    Season 1Episode 8Wish List60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Final Passage60 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Sins of the Father60 min
    • Josh Brolin

      as Bill Sterling
    • David Norona

    • Audra McDonald

    • William Russ

    • James Whitmore

    Production Michael Dinner Producer
    Production Sandy Frank Producer