Mr. President (TV series)

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Mr. President
Mr president georgecarlinglynn.jpg
Carlin Glynn and George C.Scott
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Johnny Carson
Gene Reynolds
Ed. Weinberger
Written by David Lloyd
Johnny Carson
Gene Reynolds
Ed. Weinberger
Directed by Marc Daniels
Starring (See article)
Composer(s) Patrick Williams
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s) Gene Reynolds
Running time 30 min.
Production company(s) Carson Productions
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original channel Fox
Original release May 3, 1987 (1987-05-03) – February 13, 1988 (1988-02-13)

Mr. President is a United States television series created by Johnny Carson's company, Carson Productions, that starred George C. Scott and premiered on May 3, 1987. It was part of the Fox Broadcasting Company's premiere season of prime time entertainment, alongside Married... With Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, and Duet.[1] Only 24 episodes were aired.


The series centered around newly elected President Samuel Arthur Tresch, the former governor of Wisconsin. Others in the cast were Meg Tresch, Samuel's wife, who left him at the start of the second season, and Samuel's children, 16-year-old Cynthia and 12-year-old Nick. Charlie Ross was the Chief of Staff.


Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (May → July 1987)[edit]

Title Airdate
1 "Pilot" 1987-May-03
2 "The Magnetic Presidency" 1987-May-10
3 "Cabin Fever" 1987-May-17
4 "Freedom of Speech" 1987-May-31
5 "Meet the People" 1987-Jun-07
6 "Private Moments" 1987-Jun-21
7 "The First Son-in-Law" 1987-Jun-28
8 "Uncle Sam" 1987-Jul-12
9 "Strange Bedfellows" 1987-Jul-19
10 "Love's Labor Last" 1987-Jul-26

Season 2 (September 1987 → February 1988)[edit]

Title Airdate
11 "Dear Sam (Part 1)" 1987-Sep-27
12 "Dear Sam (Part 2)" 1987-Oct-04
13 "Armageddon Kinda Sore" 1987-Oct-11
14 "He'll Have to Go" 1987-Oct-18
15 "The Language Barrier" 1987-Oct-24
16 "Loisgate" 1987-Oct-31
17 "Yes, Mr. President" 1987-Nov-07
18 "Lois Gets Lucky" 1987-Nov-14
19 "The President's Brother" 1987-Nov-21
20 "The Christmas Story"
(a.k.a. "White House Christmas")
21 "Insecurity" 1988-Jan-02
22 "A Royal Send Off" 1988-Jan-16
23 "All About Jean" 1988-Feb-06
24 "Get a Job" 1988-Feb-13


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