Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest.... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Anthony J. Petrocelli (44 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Maggie Petrocelli (44 episodes, 1974-1976)
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 Pete Ritter (44 episodes, 1974-1976)
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Tony Petrocelli is an Italian-American Harvard-educated lawyer who gave up the big money and frenetic pace of major-metropolitan life to practice in a sleepy city in the American Southwest. He and wife Maggie live in a trailer in the country while waiting for their new house to be built, and travel around in a beat-up old pickup truck. For a quiet rural area, Petrocelli seems to have no trouble running into his share of murderers to defend. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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He's real and his own man. Barry Newman returns as the big city lawyer who's making big waves in the Southwest (season 2)

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NBC canceled the series in 1976 without airing three episodes: "The Pay Off," "Shadow of a Doubt," and "Jubilee Jones." Those segments eventually aired in syndication. See more »

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Follows Night Games (1974) See more »

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My all-time favorite lawyer show
5 April 2002 | by (Duncan, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I think the best lessons "Petrocelli" teaches us are that 1) things aren't always as they seem, and 2) there's a good reason to presume a person innocent until proven guilty - because he just might be innocent, after all. This is a cast that worked very well together, and the writing, too, was excellent. I liked the fact that we would see the crime being committed from different perspectives. I don't know if "Petrocelli" was the first show to ever do that, but it sure kept me tuned in every week. It would be wonderful if TV Land would run this series again.


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