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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Series cast summary:
 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 »


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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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Did You Know?


The character of Lauren Davis was originally created with Lauren Holly in mind for the role; hence the first name. 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 »


[repeated line]
Scott Guber: Look at me!
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Edited into The N Word (2004) 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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Lots of potential to be a great show!
24 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

After watching the first episode of BOSTON PUBLIC, I am hooked. The cast is great, and the writers have really captured what it's like to be a student in high school- as well as a teacher. Now, the first episode had its problems (do you really believe Senate wouldn't have been fired for firing that gun, or that Harper won't be for slamming that kid into the locker), but it is still a very intelligent show. We have to look past these mistakes at the show as a whole. This show captures high school in a bad neighborhood perfectly. I hope this show stays around for a while (unlikely the even more brillant FREAKS AND GEEKS that got axed after only one stellar year) and with a debut episode like that, it'll only get better.

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