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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although Chi McBride, Anthony Heald, and Loretta Devine appeared in every episode, McBride played Steven Harper more than the latter two. He reprised the role in 2005 on an episode of "Boston Legal". The law firm represented the plaintiff in a case against Steven Harper. The episode was written in a way that people who had never seen the previous show weren't missing any details. 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

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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Written by Dave Jay, Jim Sumner & Austin Reynolds
Performed by Soul Hooligan
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Chi McBride & An Unknown Cast Act Very Well
21 November 2007 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

This drama (acutally it was comedy mixed with drama) was one of a group David E Kelly productions that have bee on. It lasted 4 seasons, over 80 episodes on FOX. I actually watched more than a dozen of them while they were on because they were better than the average show being made at that time.

What really caught my attention was Chi McBrides great acting. Since this show, he has done some other stuff, most notably a season with Dr. House. This role of his as the principle of the school in Boston was made for him.

The scripts were good but not realistic which is typical of Kelly produced shows. They were dramatic often, & would throw in humor on occasion. Shows often hit cutting edge topics like murder, rape while sometimes dealing with cutting edge topics such as blacks racism problems, and drugs. A lot of serious issues get thrown out for your reaction in new ways.

This was a solid show.


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