Political TV Shows (
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A political drama can describe a play, film or TV program that has a political component, whether reflecting the author’s political opinion, or describing a politician or series of political events.

1600 Penn

Just your everyday, average, presidential family.

Network:
Airdates: 2012 - 2013

Alpha House

Four Republican senators share the same D.C. house rental, and face re-election battles, looming indictments, and parties — all with a sense of humor.

Network:
Airdates: 2013 - 2014

Babylon 5 skull-crossbones

In the mid 23rd Century, the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5, located in neutral territory, is a major focal point for political intrigue, racial tensions and various wars.

Network:
Airdates: 1994 - 1998

Boss skull-crossbones

Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

Network:
Airdates: 2011 - 2012

The Campaign for Camelot

After high school student Izzy Hammer and his group of socially-conscious friends runs afoul of their local school board president Arthur Pendragon, they convince Arthur’s son Mordred to run against him in the next election.

Network:
Airdates: 2018

Designated Survivor

Catastrophe! Everyone in politics dies except this one guy played by Kiefer Sutherland.

Network: ,
Airdates: 2016 - 2019

Diary of a Future President

Follows the journey through the ups and downs of middle school, which set Elena on the path to becoming the president of the United States.

Network:
Airdates: 2020 - current

Dirty Sexy Money skull-crossbones

Frankly none of the show was sexy, but it was dirty and there was a lot of money.

Network:
Airdates: 2007 - 2009

Hearts Afire

That’s the way of the world.

Network:
Airdates: 1992 - 1995

House of Cards skull-crossbones

It all comes falling down, like a house of cards.

Network:
Airdates: 2013 - 2018

Ingobernable skull-crossbones

The first lady of Mexico, a woman of conviction and ideals, must uncover the truth when she loses faith in her husband.

Network:
Airdates: 2017 - 2018

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries

Upper-crust DI Thomas Lynley and his partner, working-class DS Barbara Havers, solve crimes.

Network:
Airdates: 2001 - 2008