Published November 14, 2013
Amazon makes its foray into the world of original programming with the premiere of "Alpha House" on November 15. The show centers around four senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.
The four roommates are played by John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Matt Malloy and Clark Johnson. The story is loosely based on a 2007 New York Times article, which took a look at the DC home shared by Democratic lawmakers Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY, Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Rep. Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif. In "Alpha House," however, the senators are all Republicans.
"The Republicans are pretty funny recently," said star Mark Consuelos. "So that's good fodder for us. But you know, I think just the government in general and what's been going on in the headlines is great theater."
Consuelos' character, Andy Guzman, bears some resemblance to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio - both are freshman senators from Florida born to immigrant parents. But as to whether the show jabs one party more than the other, Consuelos says both sides can expect a punch.
"It's equal opportunity lampooning," said Consuelos.
Watch the full interview with Mark Consuelos in the video above.