Episodes: 20 (half-hour).
TV show dates: October 16, 2016 — December 10, 2017.
Series status: Cancelled.
Performers include: Nick Nolte, Sela Ward, Heléne Yorke, Chris Lowell, Skylar Astin, Callie Hernandez, Tania Gunadi, Ernie Hudson, Roger Bart, Khotan Fernandez, Harry Hamlin, Nia Vardalos, Kathy Najimy, Adam Goldberg, Spencer Grammer, Wallace Shawn, Jaqueline Bisset, Sarah Baker, Matt Long, Lauren Weedman, Michael Cyril Creighton, Joanna Sanchez, and Juliette Lewis.
TV show description:
The Graves TV show is a political comedy from creator Joshua Michael Stern. The story centers on Richard Graves (Nolte), a former President of the United States, his wife Margaret (Ward), and their children Olivia (Yorke), and Jeremy (Lowell).
Twenty-five years after the fact, President Richard Graves has an attack of conscience regarding the legacy of his two terms as POTUS. Now, he is embarking upon a mission to right all the wrongs he perpetrated from this nation’s “bully pulpit,” the Oval Office.
Richard’s epiphany comes just as Margaret decides the time is right for her to pursue her own political career. Now, she’ll have to campaign — all the while handling her husband as he turns over a new leaf.
Richard and Margaret’s daughter, Olivia, is a stereotypical self-destructive socialite. Meanwhile, their son Jeremy, who is just back from serving in Afghanistan, is trying to establish a new identity, apart from his famous, dysfunctional family.
Together and apart, the Graves family must deal with people serving their own agendas — from distraction and corruption to temptation and even loyalty. Will they stick it out together — or to one another? Stay tuned.
Episode #20, “Spark Meet Gasoline”
Former President Richard Graves (Nick Nolte) faces the menacing nuclear missile he commissioned years ago and makes amends the only way he can. Just as Margaret (Sela Ward) is about to clinch the Senate race, events careen wildly off the rails. (Courtesy of EPIX.)
First aired: December 10, 2017
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