Variety is reporting today that the network is planning a one-hour dramedy about a fictional v.p. and his female chief of staff — sort of like NBC’s West Wing, only centering on far less powerful political characters. The untitled series, according to Variety, “focuses on the underdog nature of the veep’s team — call it the political equivalent of Glee.”John Adams, the first vice president, famously called it “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.” But programmers at ABC know better.
I don’t know. I love cheesy political TV dramas more than anyone. But one about a vice president? Really? The Under Secretary for Management has a more interesting job. Aside from attending state funerals, making embarrassing gaffes at fundraisers, and casting tie-breaking votes in the Senate, there’s not much to it. But maybe I’m wrong, PopWatchers. Would you tune in to watch a show about a fictional veep and his staff? Or is Joe Biden entertaining enough for you.