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Boston Public (2000–2004)

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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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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 10 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Steven Harper (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Scott Guber (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Marla Hendricks (81 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Marilyn Sudor (67 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Harvey Lipschultz / ... (66 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Ronnie Cooke (59 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Danny Hanson (57 episodes, 2001-2004)
 Harry Senate (49 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Lauren Davis (44 episodes, 2000-2002)


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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If you thought being a student was hard... try being a teacher. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

23 October 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Käytäväpeliä  »

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(81 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Steven Harper: Whenever you don't know what to do, choose the hardest thing, because nine times out of ten, that's the right thing to do.
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Referenced in Boston Legal: Let Sales Ring (2005) See more »


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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A surprising wonderful TV Drama!!!
30 January 2001 | by (Arcadia, California, USA) – See all my reviews

When I tuned into Boston Public for the first episode, I wasn't expecting much. Though I was a fan of David E. Kelley, the ads for the show looked rather bland and/or unintelligent. And after the first five minutes, I found myself pleasantly wrong.

I have since watched every episode, and "Boston Public" is one of the few shows I think is really worth my time. With good acting, that week-in, week-out off some very exceptional writing. Though you hate some of the things that some of these characters do, like Fyvish Finkel's 'Harvey Lipschitz' is very racist, you are drawn to all ten members of the cast and love each and everyone one of them.

Chi McBride and Jessalyn Gilsig stand out among the cast as the much-beleaguered principal and the social studies teacher with a passion, respectively, and I foresee a great career for both during and after the series' run.

If you're wondering the television channel one night, and you're in the mood for a comedy/drama with substance, check out "Boston Public," and you'll be hooked.

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