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The Powers That Be is an American television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman that aired briefly on NBC from 1992 to 1993. Norman Lear served as executive producer for the show.

  1. Marta Kauffman


  2. David Crane


Series Cast

  1. John Forsythe as William Powers

    John Forsythe

    William Powers

    21 Episodes

  2. Holland Taylor as Margaret Powers

    Holland Taylor

    Margaret Powers

    21 Episodes

  3. Eve Gordon as Jordan Miller

    Eve Gordon

    Jordan Miller

    21 Episodes

  4. Peter MacNicol as Bradley Grist

    Peter MacNicol

    Bradley Grist

    21 Episodes

  5. Valerie Mahaffey as Caitlyn Van Horne

    Valerie Mahaffey

    Caitlyn Van Horne

    21 Episodes

  6. David Hyde Pierce as Theodore Van Horne

    David Hyde Pierce

    Theodore Van Horne

    21 Episodes

  7. Elizabeth Berridge as Charlotte

    Elizabeth Berridge


    21 Episodes

  8. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Pierce Van Horne

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Pierce Van Horne

    21 Episodes

  9. Robin Bartlett as Sophie Lipkin

    Robin Bartlett

    Sophie Lipkin

    21 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1992 • 13 Episodes

Season 2 of The Powers That Be premiered on November 7, 1992.

Grandma's Big Decision

(2x13, June 19, 1993) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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