The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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 Steven Harper (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Scott Guber (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Marla Hendricks (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Marilyn Sudor (67 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Harvey Lipschultz (66 episodes, 2000-2004)
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 Ronnie Cooke (59 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Danny Hanson (57 episodes, 2001-2004)
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 Harry Senate (49 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Lauren Davis (44 episodes, 2000-2002)
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity. See more »

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23 October 2000 (USA)  »

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According to Anthony Heald, after David E. Kelley left the show in the middle of season two, his character suffered a lot from the writing perspective, and started doing things Heald didn't think matched his personality. See more »

Goofs

In her introductory episode, the character of Kimberly Woods claims she is teaching at the high school as part of the "Teach for America" program. Boston is not currently a city where "Teach for America" operates. It is being considered as an addition, but it is not in the program at the time the episode aired. See more »

Quotes

Marilyn Sudor: Women are so dumb, Steven, you know that? Okay, what would you do if somebody hit you?
Steven Harper: Well, I'd like to say I'd turn the other cheek, but I'd probably hit 'em back.
Marilyn Sudor: Yeah, turning the other cheek is overrated, Steven, take it from me. She's gonna marry that guy, you know what? Screw it.
Steven Harper: You're the last person in the world I'd thought would turn bitter.
Marilyn Sudor: Oh, I'm way past bitter. He's gonna beat the hell out of her, he's gonna break her spirit again and again, and you know what? Maybe they'll have...
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Referenced in Boston Legal: Let Sales Ring (2005) See more »

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Song of Joy
(English version of "Freude schöner Götterfunken")
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven from "Sinfonie Nr 9 in d, op. 125"
Episode: {unknown}
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good show...but does fox not know how to advertise?
13 December 2000 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Ok. I think FOX has to be one of the worst networks on television when it comes to advertising! Before this show premiered, FOX hyped this show a lot, and all of the previews basically made it look like a slapstick comedy that was nothing but laughs. I didn't watch it because of that. I thought it would be too silly. I watched one episode this week, and I must say, I love this show. The characters, from what I saw, are deep and complicated, and the storyline is brilliant. In the previews for this show, they showed the teacher talking about the girl not wearing a bra, and talking about her breasts. This is where I think FOX went wrong, because the show is not like that at all. I think it was a cheap ploy to get people to watch, stupid tho, because the show is better than what they tried to make it out to be. 9.5/10 Definitely.


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