The Runner-Up

This four-hour documentary series takes an all-access look at one of the most unique political campaigns of the past election year – the Congressional run of American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken. The series examines what it takes to run a campaign from the perspective of a candidate who is both a newcomer to the American political scene, and also a well-known celebrity. Throughout, Aiken struggles with his desire to be seen as a viable candidate and his need to convince voters (and America) to take him seriously.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Esquire Network (2015 - 2015)
Schedule: Tuesdays at 22:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

Official site: tv.esquire.com

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: I Approve This MessageApr 28, 2015
1x03: Into the Belly of the BeastApr 21, 2015
1x02: Go for the JugularApr 14, 2015
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