The Government has Stopped Working and Mysterious Bugs are eating the Brains of Congressmen on the Premiere of "BrainDead"

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09 June 2016
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Premieres Monday, June 13 at 10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit and Tony Shalhoub Star in the New Comic-Thriller from Robert and Michelle King
         “The Insanity Principle: How Extremism in Politics is Threatening Democracy in the 21st Century” –  When Laurel Healy (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) returns home to Washington, D.C. to work for her brother, Senator Luke Healy (Danny Pino), on Capitol Hill, she is caught in the midst of two huge problems: the government has stopped working due to budgetary disagreements, and mysterious bugs are eating the brains of a growing number of Congress members and Hill staffers, on the series premiere of BRAINDEAD, Monday, June 13 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Danny Pino, Aaron Tveit and Tony Shalhoub star.


         BRAINDEAD is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers. The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke, the Democratic whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his Senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth (Aaron Tveit), the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus (Tony Shalhoub). Her other allies include Gustav (Johnny Ray Gill), an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle (Nikki M. James), a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Danny Pino
Aaron Tveit
Tony Shalhoub
Nikki M. James
Johnny Ray Gill
Jan Maxwell
Charlie Semine
(Laurel Healy)
(Luke Healy)
(Gareth Ritter)
(Senator Red Wheatus)
(Rochelle Daudier)
(Gustav Triplett)
(Senator Ella Pollack)
(Anthony Onofrio)
Paige Patterson
Zach Grenier
Lily Cowles
Helen Carey
(Scarlett Pierce)
(Dean Healy)
(Germaine Healy)
(Liz Healy)
Megan Hilty
Jack Dimich
Beth Malone
Ching Valdes-Aran
Michael Potts
Briane Keane
John Quilty
Don Guillory
José Ramón Rosario
Ed Moran
Howard W. Overshown
Miguel Cervantes
Chris McKinney
Will Cobbs
Dan Bittner
Ray Demattis
Juan Carlos Infante
Holly Chou
Gerry Vichi
Nilaja Sun
Dominic Fumusa
Lewis Cleale
Joris Stuyck
(Misty Alise)
(Dr. Lagunov)
(Claudia Monarch)
(Dr. Daudier)
(Frustrated Homeowner)
(Chocolate Dog Man)
(Captain Gary Young)
(Senator Goldenberg)
(Paramedic Tom)
(Paramedic Josh)
(Museum Director)
(Smithsonian Guard)
(Hill Staffer Doug)
(Maitre D’)
(Capitol Guard)
(Ill Fitted Suit Man)
(Breanna Burke)
(Randall Burke)
(Senator Spitz)
(Russian Reporter)

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