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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Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 51 wins & 113 nominations. See more awards »
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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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4 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Los practicantes  »

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Trivia

The first season had actually thirteen episodes, but the network only aired six, and merged the remaining seven with those on season two, which is why the second season is so long. This mistake was corrected on the DVD box of the first season, and when the show aired in other countries, like Spain. See more »

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[part of her closing argument]
Helen: This man comes from a society that treats women as commodities. A nation that burns bad wives. In America we don't do that. We don't condone honor killings. We don't consider any murder to be honorable. You all know what he did. Come back with a verdict which reminds him what country he is in now.
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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 Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) 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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