Actor Clark Johnson. (Joe Corrigan)

• Clark Johnson with a film crew roaming Capitol Hill Thursday. The actor, beloved around these parts for his Baltimore-based roles in “Homicide” and “The Wire,” was shooting a sitcom pilot about four senators living in a tiny group house. No, don’t flip away yet! We know you’re all “Scandal”-ed and “VEEP”-ed out these days — but it turns out “Alpha House” also stars John Goodman and Mark Consuelos! And, Deadline reported this week, was written by Garry Trudeau. You kind of want to see it now, don’t you?

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