political animals blair brown david monahan 'Political Animals' lands 'Fringe' and 'Dexter' actors for guest starring rolesUSA’s summer miniseries “Political Animals,” starring Sigourney Weaver as former First Lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish, has added a pair of familiar faces as guest stars.

“Fringe” star Blair Brown has been cast as Barbara Berg, the mother of Carla Gugino’s reporter character who is looking for political scoopage on Barrish and her family, reports TV Line. Brown will appear in the fifth episode of the six-part miniseries.

And according to the Hollywood Reporter, David Monahan, most recently seen on “Dexter,” but who is best known for playing Detective Seely on NBC’s “Crossing Jordan,” will guest star on “Political Animals” as a closeted Republican congressman. He’ll appear in the fourth episode of the series.

“Political Animals” premieres Sunday, July 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on USA.

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