BrainDead (2016)

  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
  • Creator: Michelle King, Robert King
  • First Air Date: 2016-06-13
  • Last Air Date: 2016-09-11
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 13
  • Status: Canceled
  • Episode Runtime: 45 min.
  • Production Company: Scott Free Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Networks: CBS
star 7.2/10
From 118 Ratings


A young fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. and discovering two things: 1. The government has stopped working, and 2. alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.

  • Keywords: washington dc, usa, government, politics, alien, usa politics
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    BrainDead Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 2016-06-13
    13 Episodes

    BrainDead Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century60 min
    Season 1Episode 2Playing Politics: Living Life in the Shadow of the Budget Showdown - A Critique60 min
    Season 1Episode 3Goring Oxes: How You Can Survive the War on Government Through Five Easy Steps60 min
    Season 1Episode 4Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate60 min
    Season 1Episode 5Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)60 min
    Season 1Episode 6Past as Prologue: Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty60 min
    Season 1Episode 7The Power of Euphemism: How Torture Became a Matter of Debate in American Politics60 min
    Season 1Episode 8The Path to War (1): The Gathering Political Storm60 min
    Season 1Episode 9Taking on Water: How Leaks in D.C. Are Discovered and Patched60 min
    Season 1Episode 10The Path to War (2): The Impact of Propaganda on Congressional War Votes60 min
    Season 1Episode 11Six Points on the New Congressional Budget: The False Dichotomy of Austerity vs. Expansionary Policies60 min
    Season 1Episode 12Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government: Can the Top Rebel?60 min
    Season 1Episode 13The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens When Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis60 min
    • Mary Elizabeth Winstead

      as Laurel Healy
    • Danny Pino

      as Luke Healy
    • Aaron Tveit

      as Gareth Ritter
    • Tony Shalhoub

      as Senator Red Wheatus
    • Nikki M. James

      as Rochelle Daudier
    • Johnny Ray Gill

      as Gustav Triplett
    • Charlie Semine

      as Anthony Onofrio
    • Jan Maxwell

      as Senator Ella Pollack