NBC (ended 2001)
Rate Show
23 votes
  • show Description
  • "David Alan Grier (In Living Color) and Delta Burke (Designing Women) star opposite each other in this playful White House comedy about a demoted Secret Service agent, Jerome Daggett (Grier), who must guard the demanding First Lady, Judith Whitman (Burke). The push and pull between them is the central relationship in the series." "Agent Daggett was one of the top men in his field, assigned to protect the President of the United States (guest star David Rasche, Sledge Hammer!), until one day when he dives away from the bullet during a failed assassination attempt on the President. While his friend, Agent Morton (Mel Jackson, NBC's Little Richard), takes over as head of the A-team, Daggett is re-assigned to the less glamorous B-team, protecting the First Lady, where he struggles to bring order to the unit. Some of the new challenges he must contend with are Edward Pillows (Stephen Dunham, Oh Grow Up), a tall, handsome guy who fancies himself a great agent, but who can't quite get his act together and Susan Cole (Emmy Laybourne, Superstar), an overzealous female agent who sleeps three hours a night and spends the rest of the time training. In addition, Daggett has his hands full with the First Lady's secretary, Ginger Chin (Lauren Tom, Grace Under Fire), a former grifter whom the First Lady met during a charity visit to the Maryland State Women's Center, Sullivan Pope (Paul F. Tompkins, Mr. Show), the power-mad First Lady's Chief of Staff and the First Family's beautiful teenage daughter, Camilla (Lea Moreno Young, Brutally Normal), the world's biggest security risk. Daggett's greatest challenge, of course, is the First Lady herself - a larger-than-life character who is brilliant, but kooky; strong, but needy; and self-absorbed, but with an endless wealth of compassion. Her public mask hides a wounded politician's wife who is determined to assert herself and take a more proactive role in the administration - even if doing so sets up rival camps between her staff and the President's team." (NBC press release) DAG is produced by Gordon & Conn Productions / DoubleWide Productions, in association with NBC Studios Broadcast History ----------------- Nov 2000-Jan 2001, Tue 9:30-10:00 Jan 2001-May 2001, Tue 8:30-9:00 First telecast: November 14, 2000 Last telecast: May 29, 2001 Show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 17 Media: Filmmoreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 17

    The Triangle Report


  • S 1 : Ep 16

    Mr. Daggett Goes to Washington

    Aired 5/29/01

  • S 1 : Ep 15

    Going Places

    Aired 4/10/01

  • S 1 : Ep 14


    Aired 4/3/01

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    Basketball Jones

    Aired 3/27/01

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Alan Grier

    Secret Service Agent Jerome "Dag" Daggett

  • Lauren Tom

    Secretary Ginger Chin

  • Delta Burke

    First Lady Judith Whitman

  • Paul F. Tompkins

    Chief of Staff Sullivan Pope (episode 2+)

  • Mel Jackson

    Secret Service Agent Morton

  • Photos (1)
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (32)

    • The series was originally slated to debut on Halloween, but the network later decided to push the premiere back after managing to conclude that it wasn't a bright idea to launch it one week, then have it preempted the next for election night coverage. Yet, the next week ended up pretty much preempted anyway...

    • Guest star Larry Miller and co-creator/executive producer Eileen Conn are husband and wife.

    • Additional newsanchors are uncredited.

    • Hedy Burress' option was not picked up, and she was subsequently replaced by Emmy Laybourne (the daughter of former Nickelodeon head Geraldine Laybourne and producer Kit Laybourne). This was not due to a lack of talent, but rather due to a lack of good taste among NBC executives.

    • This is the second pilot. In the first, the Whitmans had two daughters instead of one, and both were played by former Freaks and Geeks cast members. Sarah Hagan was the book-smart Camilla and Joanna Garcia was the rebellious Lenore. The character of Lenore was written out, and Camilla became both daughters rolled into one. But Sarah Hagan (who would have been seriously miscast as the new Camilla) didn't get to keep her role. It was given to Lea Moreno Young, who had recently appeared in another Jack Burditt-produced pilot for the network (Just Married, which also featured recurring guest star Charlie Finn) that they passed on. If you looked at the revised pilot's end credits, you may have noticed that Hagan received a guest credit for appearing, though the character she played was not billed -- and she didn't appear. Garcia didn't receive anything. To top those cast changes off, more were made shortly thereafter, sparking the usual troubled production rumors.

    • Judith's dog, Betsy Ross, is played by Dagmar Buse. Lots of Dags in this show, eh!

    • Music: "Jump Around" by House of Pain; "I'll Never Make the Same Mistake Again" by Louis Prima

    • The rerun on January 2, 2001, the last airing in its original time slot, was seen in its entirety on both coasts.

    Show More Notes

    Allusions (1)

    • Jeremy: If they play one more of those boy band songs, I swear I'm going to lose it. Evan Farmer was in one of those boy bands, 2gether.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Borderline acceptable. How far down has television sunk to these days. Not to disrespect the creators of DAG but I guess it's simply the trend of tv these days (nothing good on.)

    By ara2d299906, Apr 14, 2006