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BrainDead 2016

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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.

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Season 1
1. 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.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: June 12, 2016
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2. Playing Politics

Laurel continues to investigate the death of esteemed Dr. Daudier, while bugs infect more citizens of Washington, D.C. Rochelle Daudier (Nikki M. James), the deceased doctor's daughter and Gustav Triplette (Johnny Ray Gill), an eccentric genius, both encounter the bugs separately and begin to question exactly what is happening.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: June 19, 2016
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3. Goring Oxes

When a bizarre and deadly incident takes place on live television, Agent Onofrio's (Charlie Semine) investigation into it causes Laurel, Gustav and Rochelle to dig deeper into the bug mystery.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: June 26, 2016
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4. Wake Up Grassroots

Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel's friend Abby (Brooke Bloom) to get an MRI so they can uncover the real cause of the strange behavior taking over Washington, D.C.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 10, 2016
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5. Back to Work

Laurel asks her brother, Luke, for his help to get the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to investigate the bugs, but he insists she first consult Dr. Joanne Alaimo (Margo Martindale), a leading entomologist, for her perspective on the invasion.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 23, 2016
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6. Notes Toward A Post-Reagan Theory Of Party Alliance, Tribalism, And Loyalty

Laurel and Gareth are drawn unexpectedly closer as the bug infestation continues to take over Washington, D.C.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: July 30, 2016
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7. The Power of Euphemism

Laurel comes under investigation about her potential involvement with the bug infestation.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: August 6, 2016
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8. The Path to War Part One

Rochelle and Gustav capture and question a man they suspect is infected by the bugs.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: August 13, 2016
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9. Taking on Water

Senator Red Wheatus hires a special investigator to dig into the Healy family's financial and personal history.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: August 20, 2016
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10. The Path to War Part Two

Laurel must work alongside an old boyfriend, Ben Valderrama (Michael Zegen), when Luke enlists her help in putting together a political documentary to support his anti-war initiative.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 41 minutes Release date: August 27, 2016
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11. Six Points on the New Congressional Budget

Luke and Laurel rush to uncover Red's secret agenda, which is buried in a massive new budget bill.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: September 3, 2016
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12. Talking Points Toward a Wholistic View of Activism in Government

When Laurel discovers that a senate bill is not what it appears, she implores Luke to help, leading to a dramatic Senate sit-in.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: September 10, 2016
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13. The End of All We Hold Dear

Laurel discovers the secret to driving the bugs out of a person's brain and tests the tactic on her father.

TV-14 CC Language: English Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: September 10, 2016
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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.

TV-PG CC Language: English Release date: June 7, 2016

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Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy
Season year 2016
Network CBS
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