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1 Seasons, 16 Episodes


A government employee discovers that the cause of the tensions between the two political parties is a race of extraterrestrial insects eating the brains of the politicians.
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BrainDead: SEASON 1, EPISODE 13: The End of All We Hold Dear: What Happens When Democracies Fail: A Brief Synopsis | TVBuzer

Aired: September 11,2016

In the season finale, Laurel discovers the secret to driving the bugs out of a person's brain and tests the tactic on her father. Armed with new knowledge, Laurel and Gareth attempt to expel the Queen bug out of Red's head once and for all.... more



Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory of Party Alliance, Tribalist, and Loyalty

I've never been so proud to be a fan of The Partridge Family. I bet you never thought David Cassidy could bring the sexy like he did with #Laureth on BrainDead Season 1 Episode 6, did ya?! Sometimes the old, kitschy and tried and true really work. That scene was so much fun it's kind of hard to care about the rest of the hour. Can't we watch that one on a loop? Everything about it was perfect.  Laurel was struggling with the bugs in her ears. Gusta... more

The Power of Euphemism

OK, pat me on the back because I finally understood in totality the lengthy title of an episode of BrainDead! The biggest question after BrainDead Season 1 Episode 7 is whether or not Luke finally believes Laurel may be onto something with her conversation about bug infested brains. It sure seemed as if Gareth was on board, because the pieces that fell into place after Laurel shared her theory, The Cars evidence and then disappeared was too much for him to overlook. ... more

The Path to War Part One

Has Laurel finally realized the infected people she loves are more bug than people? My dad is a bug. Laurel Permalink: My dad is a bug. That line just about says it all, doesn't it? Not only did Laurel discover on BrainDead Season 1 Episode 8 that her dad was previously diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, but that he was "cured" by way of infection. ... more



BrainDead: CBS Cancels 'BrainDead' and 'American Gothic' News | TVBuzer

CBS Cancels 'BrainDead' and 'American Gothic'

After just one summer season for both CBS dramas, the network has decided to pull the plug on BrainDead and American Gothic, says The Hollywood Reporter. Out of their only three dramas of the summer, just the James Wolk-led series Zoo remains. Find out all the details on the cancellations and what it means for the network's more

BrainDead: 'BrainDead' Interview: Tony Shalhoub on Red's Change, Why Gareth Is Conflicted and More News | TVBuzer

'BrainDead' Interview: Tony Shalhoub on Red's Change, Why Gareth Is Conflicted and More

Tony Shalhoub plays one of BrainDead's politicians, Senator Red Wheatus, and in the premiere, he joined the infected when bugs invaded and he knocked his brain out of his head like someone who has water in his ear. Here, Shalhoub spoke to reporters at a recent press junket to discuss the series, Red, how he changes and more. [YouTube=mXJBWKCKvxU] Here are a few highlights from Tony Shalhoub:... more

BrainDead: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit on the 'Completely Absurd and the Completely Realistic' Sides of 'BrainDead' News | TVBuzer

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit on the 'Completely Absurd and the Completely Realistic' Sides of 'BrainDead'

BrainDead is one of CBS' new shows for the summer, and we participated in a press junket with its cast and executive producers to find out what to expect. Here, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit discuss their characters, the absurd and realistic parts of the series and more. [YouTube=akHBEjod6Jo] Here are a few highlights... more


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