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The only thing more dangerous than his politics... is the woman behind them.


Favorite Son is a miniseries about political intrigue that aired on NBC in 1988 a week before that year's presidential election. It starred Harry Hamlin, Linda Kozlowski, James Whitmore, Robert Loggia, John Mahoney, Ronny Cox, and a pre-Seinfeld Jason Alexander. The miniseries was adapted from the 1987 novel of the same written by Steve Sohmer, who also wrote the teleplay.

Series Cast

  1. Harry Hamlin as Senator Terry Fallon

    Harry Hamlin

    Senator Terry Fallon

    3 Episodes

  2. Linda Kozlowski as Sally Crain

    Linda Kozlowski

    Sally Crain

    3 Episodes

  3. Robert Loggia as Nick Mancuso

    Robert Loggia

    Nick Mancuso

    3 Episodes

  4. John Mahoney as Lou Brenner

    John Mahoney

    Lou Brenner

    3 Episodes

  5. Ronny Cox as Admiral William Rieker

    Ronny Cox

    Admiral William Rieker

    3 Episodes

  6. Lance Guest as David Ross

    Lance Guest

    David Ross

    3 Episodes

  7. Kenneth McMillan as Henry O'Brien

    Kenneth McMillan

    Henry O'Brien

    3 Episodes

  8. Mitchell Ryan as Vice President Dan Eastman

    Mitchell Ryan

    Vice President Dan Eastman

    3 Episodes

  9. Richard Bradford as Charles MacDonald

    Richard Bradford

    Charles MacDonald

    3 Episodes

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Last Season


1988 • 3 Episodes

Season 1 of Favorite Son premiered on October 29, 1988.

Part 3

(1x3, November 1, 1998) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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