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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Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity. 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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1.33 : 1
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15 Episodes were made for the 4th season but only 13 episodes were originally aired. FOX canceled the show, but then aired the two remaining episodes early in 2005. 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 »


Marla Hendricks: A good man, a good principle would be sensitive to that.
Steven Harper: I'm not.
Marla Hendricks: You're a fat, bald, grump, that's why.
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Referenced in TV: The Movie (2006) See more »


Written by Dave Jay, Jim Sumner & Austin Reynolds
Performed by Soul Hooligan
Episode: {unknown}
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Surprisingly good.
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Fox is known for its awful nightly line ups. And with their new show, 'Temptation Island', I have learned to tune into different networks. Few shows come around that I like such as 'Malcolm in the Middle' and of course, 'Boston Public.'

I've caught this show maybe four times but every time I've found that it has good topics and some funny writing. Also, some good, un-known actors. (Well, I haven't seen any of them before.) The show deals with some exciting and interesting story lines that deals with the different teachers and students of a typical high school. The writing is very funny. And when its meant to be serious, it accomplishes that too. The actors can handle comedy and drama which is exactly what I like to see. Of course, I can't remember who is who since all of the guys seem to look alike. Anyway, the cast as a whole works well together. The principal seems to have some good lines come out of him.

Finally, Fox has come out with a decent show. Now watch, they'll go and cancel it in hopes of something better coming along. My predictions could be wrong but that seems to be the trend with excellent programs.

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