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BrainDead 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Drama, Horror | TV Series (2016)
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A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.
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Series cast summary:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ...  Laurel Healy 13 episodes, 2016
Danny Pino ...  Luke Healy 13 episodes, 2016
Aaron Tveit ...  Gareth Ritter 13 episodes, 2016
Tony Shalhoub ...  Red Wheatus 13 episodes, 2016
Nikki M. James ...  Rochelle Daudier 12 episodes, 2016
Johnny Ray Gill ...  Gustav Triplett 10 episodes, 2016
Paige Patterson ...  Scarlett Pierce 10 episodes, 2016
Jan Maxwell ...  Ella Pollack 9 episodes, 2016
Zach Grenier ...  Dean Healy 8 episodes, 2016
Megan Hilty ...  Misty Alise 8 episodes, 2016
Beth Malone ...  Claudia Monarch 8 episodes, 2016
Charlie Semine ...  Anthony Onofrio 7 episodes, 2016
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A young, fresh-faced Hill staffer gets her first job in Washington, D.C. to discover two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers.

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What's Eating Washington?


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USA

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English

Release Date:

13 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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BrainDead See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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The show premiered on June 13, 2016. After four episodes, the show moved from its Monday timeslot to Sundays to make room for the network's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. See more »

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References Left 4 Dead 2 (2009) See more »

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Brain Dead - Pleasant surprise from a network.
13 July 2016 | by lc06521See all my reviews

As I was browsing what was trending on Amazon - I came upon this show. I read the synopsis and decided it might be interesting. I watched it for about 15 minutes and fell in love. It's funny and I like the lead Ms. Winstead. I saw the CBS logo and said - nah, no way is this a network show. So I came onto Google to see who was really doing it. CBS :] I still can't believe it. It's been a long time since I've watched any network show - so fed up with the mess they had become. The only show I continue to watch is L&O SVU and when that is done, I won't be watching any more. I hope that this show continue's to be as good as the first 15 minutes. It's a nice surprise.


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