‘BrainDead’ Episode Guide (July 11): Laurel and Rochelle Try to Get a Friend to Take an MRI

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‘BrainDead’ Episode Guide (July 11): Laurel and Rochelle Try to Get a Friend to Take an MRI

“Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate” (07/11/16) – Laurel and Rochelle try to persuade Laurel’s friend Abby (Brooke Bloom) to get an MRI so they can uncover the real cause of the strange behavior taking over Washington, D.C.

Also, Luke attempts to reopen the government through a secret deal with the Republicans, on “BrainDead,” Monday, July 11 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Guest starring in “Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate” are Paige Patterson (Scarlett Pierce), Brooke Bloom (Abby Summers), Beth Malone (Claudia Monarch), Megan Hilty (Misty Alise), Jack Dimich (Jules), Natalie Gold (Noah Feffer), Michael Esper (Douglas Tabak), John Procaccino (Dr. Dexter Wu), Marcus Ho (Senator Andre Amarant), Wayne Duvall (“One Wayer” Tom), Bob Stillman (Crypt Keeper Jim), Yusef Bulos (Seargeant At Arm), Wallace Smith (Rod Pakula), and Michael McCormick.

“Wake Up Grassroots: The Nine Virtues of Participatory Democracy, and How We Can Keep America Great by Encouraging an Informed Electorate” was written by Peter Parnell and directed by Allan Arkush.

“BrainDead” is a comic-thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics that follows Laurel, a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who discovers two things: the government has stopped working, and bugs are eating the brains of Congress members and Hill staffers.

The daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, Laurel is pulled back into the family business when her brother, Luke, the Democratic whip Senator from Maryland, needs her help running his Senate office. On the Hill, Laurel becomes unlikely friends with Gareth, the smart, hardworking Legislative Director to a top Republican, Senator Red Wheatus.

Her other allies include Gustav, an eccentric genius who is the first in D.C. to recognize that something sinister is attacking the Capitol, and Rochelle, a medical student who teams up with Laurel and Gustav to protect and defend the citizens of D.C. from an untimely fate. As the tiny bugs continue to multiply, Laurel and her allies must work quickly to identify the other-worldly creatures, stop their infiltration and ultimately save the world.

“BrainDead” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Laurel Healy), Danny Pino (Luke Healy), Aaron Tveit (Gareth Ritter), Tony Shalhoub (Senator Red Wheatus), Nikki M. James (Rochelle Daudier), Johnny Ray Gill (Gustav Triplett), Jan Maxwell (Senator Ella Pollack), and Charlie Semine (Anthony Onofrio).

“BrainDead” was executive produced by Robert King and Michelle King, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy and Liz Glotzer. It was created by Robert King and Michelle King. The series was produced by CBS Television Studios and is filmed in New York City.

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