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Judging Amy 

A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Amy Brenneman ...  Amy Gray 138 episodes, 1999-2005
Richard T. Jones ...  Bruce Van Exel 138 episodes, 1999-2005
Jessica Tuck ...  Gillian Gray 138 episodes, 1999-2005
Marcus Giamatti ...  Peter Gray 138 episodes, 1999-2005
Karle Warren ...  Lauren Cassidy 138 episodes, 1999-2005
Tyne Daly ...  Maxine Gray 138 episodes, 1999-2005
Jillian Armenante ...  Donna Kozlowski 130 episodes, 1999-2005
Timothy Omundson ...  Sean Potter 89 episodes, 2000-2005
Dan Futterman ...  Vincent Gray 76 episodes, 1999-2005
Kevin Rahm ...  Kyle McCarty 66 episodes, 2001-2004
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A family drama focused on three generations of women living together in Hartford, Connecticut. Amy Brenneman plays Amy Gray, who left New York City behind and now works as a family court judge. Karle Warren plays Lauren, Amy's daughter; Tyne Daly is Maxine, Amy's tough, opinionated mother. Written by Anonymous

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CBS

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USA

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English

Release Date:

19 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Brenneman (Amy Gray) would go on to star opposite Tyne Daly's (Maxine) younger brother Tim Daly in Private Practice. Tyne Daly plays Brenneman's mother in this series while the younger Daly plays her husband in Private Practice. See more »

Quotes

Maxine: By the way, I'm getting married a week from Saturday. I expect you to be there.
Sean Potter: A week from Saturday? Maxine, why are you getting married a week from Saturday?
Maxine: So I can have sex, Sean. Why else would anyone get married?
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Referenced in Becker: The Ugly Truth (2001) See more »

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Guilty of being one of the finest shows on TV
24 June 2004 | by michaelsibley416See all my reviews

Classy, smart, refreshing and delightful; these are only four of many adjectives that describe "Judging Amy;" one of the best shows on television.

"Judging Amy" is a beautifully crafted, well-written and well-acted television series starring a very talented cast that includes Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly, Kevin Rahm, Marcus Giamatti, Jessica Tuck and Karle Warren. It is easy to get excited about watching each episode because it will leave everyone with smiles on their faces.

Based upon the life of her mother, Brenneman serves as series creator and executive producer. "Judging Amy" is quality television that focuses upon family, the legal system and how one judge attempts to juggle and maintain an equal balance between both.

Excitement, anticipation and success are the outcomes which comes from a series that contains outstanding writing and strong performances. Quality writing and riveting performances set "Judging Amy" apart as one of the greatest crime dramas or legal series on television at the present time. Each episode is written with intelligence, and contains characters with great depth. It was a pleasant and refreshing surprise to watch "Judging Amy" come up with original ideas for each episode.

Daly's character, Maxine Gray, is the emotional core and matriarch of the series as she portrays the character as the stabilizing, inspiring force which holds the Gray family together. Her screen presence, honesty and class add credibility to"Judging Amy."

My heart skips a beat with anticipation and my face lights up with a smile with every scene Amy Brenneman is in. It is especially fun to watch Brenneman's performance as Judge Amy Gray at work as she uses great charm along with her great dramatic intellect to make the role of Judge Amy Gray someone television viewers can care about.

Among Brenneman's greatest qualities she brings to "Judging Amy" is charm, intelligence, honesty, character and class. Daly may be the emotional core of "Judging Amy," but Brenneman is the heart and soul of the series.

Watching Brenneman and Daly perform together is pure magic. I relish every opportunity there is to watch these two very talented actresses act together because their on-screen mother/daughter relationship can may be mistaken for an off-screen mother/daughter relationship.

I could not have asked for a better supporting cast than Rahm, Giamatti, Tuck and Warren because they bring their own brand of style, humor, charm and talent. They are a great counter-balance to Brenneman in their respective roles.

"Judging Amy" is one of a few television series' that I will set time aside to watch every week. Powerful writing and strong performances make me a devoted fan to the series and care about the characters and story lines. "Judging Amy" is one of the finest legal dramas on television.


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