Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.

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David E. Kelley
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Won 4 Golden Globes. Another 39 wins & 115 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Calista Flockhart ...  Ally McBeal 112 episodes, 1997-2002
Greg Germann ...  Richard Fish 112 episodes, 1997-2002
Jane Krakowski ...  Elaine Vassal 112 episodes, 1997-2002
Vonda Shepard ...  Vonda Shepard 108 episodes, 1997-2002
Peter MacNicol ...  John Cage 103 episodes, 1997-2002
Lisa Nicole Carson ...  Renee Raddick 91 episodes, 1997-2002
Portia de Rossi ...  Nelle Porter 89 episodes, 1998-2002
Lucy Liu ...  Ling Woo 72 episodes, 1998-2002
Courtney Thorne-Smith ...  Georgia Thomas 69 episodes, 1997-2002
Gil Bellows ...  Billy Thomas 68 episodes, 1997-2002
Albert Hall ...  Judge Seymore Walsh 51 episodes, 1998-2002
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Storyline

Ally McBeal and Billy Thomas were going steady throughout their childhoods. Ally even followed Billy to Harvard law school despite having no interest in law. But when Billy chose to pursue a career in law away from Ally, their relationship came to an end. In the present, an old classmate of Ally's named Richard Fish gives Ally a job at his law firm, where Billy and his new wife are also working. This puts Ally in a predicament since she still has feelings for Billy which she's laboring to get over. At the office, Ally puts up with a nosy, gossiping secretary named Elaine, and an oddball lawyer named John Cage never seems to lose a case. At home, Ally's friend and house-mate Renée regularly advises her on her love life. The series follows Ally's trials and tribulations in life through her eyes, and caricaturizes her personal thoughts and fantasies. Written by Ondre Lombard <olombard@lombard.cyberverse.com>

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Trivia

The song "Tell him" by various different artists, including the original by The Exciters, written by Bert Berns, is featured in 52 out of 112 episodes. See more »

Quotes

Mrs Otums: It's a COLONIAL Home!
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Alternate Versions

Victor and Elaine dated as a result of the work by the "Matchmaker." But a subsequent story in which Victor breaks up with her in a later episode was cut out leading the viewers to believe that they just simply never went out again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Margaret Cho: I'm the One That I Want (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Searchin' My Soul
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Written and Performed by Vonda Shepard
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WHY IS THERE SO MUCH VONDA SHEPARD??
20 March 2019 | by schofieldiusSee all my reviews

Like, why? Why is she in every episode? Far too much Vonda


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ally McBeal See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (112 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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