The Practice (1997–2004)

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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

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 Eugene Young (167 episodes, 1997-2004)
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 Ellenor Frutt (167 episodes, 1997-2004)
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 Jimmy Berluti (166 episodes, 1997-2004)
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 Bobby Donnell (147 episodes, 1997-2004)
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 Rebecca Washington (145 episodes, 1997-2003)
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 Lindsay Dole (145 episodes, 1997-2003)
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 Helen Gamble (132 episodes, 1997-2003)
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 Lucy Hatcher (113 episodes, 1998-2004)
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Bobby Donnell is the head of a struggling Boston law firm that seems to constantly struggle with ethical themes while defending murderers, rapists, etc. Jimmy, Eugene, Ellenor and Lindsay are junior attorneys with the firm, the streetwise receptionist, and Helen the firm's frequent adversary with the D.A.'s office in this smart and clever weekly series. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Trivia

The old courthouse at Pemberton Square, seen in most of the exterior shots of the cases the firm tries, is the courthouse for the Boston Municipal Court, and would not be the actual courthouse used for the most part in the cases seen in the series; federal cases are now tried at the modern facility at Fan Pier in South Boston, and superior court cases at the McCormack courthouse in the financial district. See more »

Quotes

Joey Heric: Helen, can I call you Helen?
Helen: No.
Joey Heric: Okay, Dorothy.
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Crazy Credits

Starting with the 2003 season, the order in which Steve Harris, Michael Badalucco and Camryn Manheim appear in the opening credits changes from week to week. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.118 (2011) See more »

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Non-Courtroom Fans Take Note
3 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't watch medical thrillers. I don't watch courtroom dramas.

Until now.

Fine acting, dialogue, and interesting legal situations--not to mention a slight sense of humor, perfectly blended with intense conflict--has hooked me into watching The Practice. I can't get enough of it. I never would have thought I'd get into a series about law.

It doesn't matter how you feel about courtroom dramas. This show is good television. I find myself glued to the TV on a daily basis, brought to tears on occasion. There is a humanity that runs through The Practice.

Since I'm not a law show buff, I can't say whether this one is better or worse than others. I'm simply a layman who finds himself tuning into FX every morning at 9:00 a.m.


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