The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

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David E. Kelley
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 12 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chi McBride ...  Steven Harper 81 episodes, 2000-2004
Anthony Heald ...  Scott Guber 81 episodes, 2000-2004
Loretta Devine ...  Marla Hendricks 81 episodes, 2000-2004
Sharon Leal ...  Marilyn Sudor 72 episodes, 2000-2004
Fyvush Finkel ...  Harvey Lipschultz 70 episodes, 2000-2004
Jeri Ryan ...  Ronnie Cooke 59 episodes, 2001-2004
Michael Rapaport ...  Danny Hanson 59 episodes, 2001-2004
Nicky Katt ...  Harry Senate 49 episodes, 2000-2002
Jessalyn Gilsig ...  Lauren Davis 44 episodes, 2000-2002
Rashida Jones ...  Louisa Fenn 36 episodes, 2000-2002
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The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston 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 »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2000 (USA) See more »

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Käytäväpeliä See more »

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(81 episodes)

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Marilyn Sudor: Women are so dumb, Steven, you know that? Okay, what would you do if somebody hit you?
Steven Harper: Well, I'd like to say I'd turn the other cheek, but I'd probably hit 'em back.
Marilyn Sudor: Yeah, turning the other cheek is overrated, Steven, take it from me. She's gonna marry that guy, you know what? Screw it.
Steven Harper: You're the last person in the world I'd thought would turn bitter.
Marilyn Sudor: Oh, I'm way past bitter. He's gonna beat the hell out of her, he's gonna break her spirit again and again, and you know what? Maybe they'll have...
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Lots of potential to be a great show!
24 October 2000 | by dvanhouwelingenSee 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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