Family Law (TV series)

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Family Law
Genre Legal drama
Created by
Starring
Opening theme "War" by Edwin Starr
Composer(s)
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 68
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Chuck Binder
  • Dana Maksimovich
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Release
Original network CBS
Original release September 20, 1999 (1999-09-20) – May 27, 2002 (2002-05-27)

Family Law is an American television drama starring Kathleen Quinlan as divorced lawyer Lynn Holt, who attempted to start her own law firm after her husband left both her and their law practice, taking all of their clients with him. The series aired on CBS from 1999 to 2002 and was created by Paul Haggis.[1][2] Beginning in September of 2018, reruns of the show air on Start TV.

The show also starred Christopher McDonald as opportunistic, ambulance-chasing attorney Rex Weller, Julie Warner as Lynn's friend Danni (and the one member of her former firm's staff who did not defect with Lynn's ex-husband), and Dixie Carter as "pit bull" divorce attorney Randi King. Later cast additions included Tony Danza, Cristián de la Fuente, Salli Richardson and Meredith Eaton as Emily Resnick, an ambitious attorney hoping to make partner.

Edwin Starr's 1970 hit song, "War" was used as the series' opening title theme.

Cast

Episodes

Season 1: 1999–2000

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Paul Haggis Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney September 20, 1999 (1999-09-20)
2 2 "Damages" Paul Haggis Paul Haggis & David Shore September 27, 1999 (1999-09-27)
3 3 "All God's Creatures" Fred Gerber Anne Kenney October 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
4 4 "Prisoners" TBA Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney October 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
5 5 "The List" TBA Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney October 18, 1999 (1999-10-18)
6 6 "The Nanny" Fred Gerber Stephen Nathan October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
7 7 "Games" TBA Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney November 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
8 8 "The Fourth Trimester" John Patterson Thomas L. Moran November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
9 9 "Holt vs. Holt" Fred Gerber Anne Kenney November 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
10 10 "Four Drops of Blood" Michael Schultz Sarah Woodside Gallagher November 29, 1999 (1999-11-29)
11 11 "Decisions" Adam Nimoy Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney December 13, 1999 (1999-12-13)
12 12 "Media Relations" Elodie Keene Gay Walch January 10, 2000 (2000-01-10)
13 13 "Human Error" Fred Gerber Thomas L. Moran January 17, 2000 (2000-01-17)
14 14 "Stealing Home" TBA Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney January 24, 2000 (2000-01-24)
15 15 "A Mother's Son" Richard J. Lewis Judith Feldman, Anne Kenney & Sarah Woodside Gallagher February 7, 2000 (2000-02-07)
16 16 "Are You My Father?" TBA Susan Hamilton Brin February 21, 2000 (2000-02-21)
17 17 "Metamorphosis" Fred Gerber Edmond Stevens February 28, 2000 (2000-02-28)
18 18 "Necessity" TBA Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney March 6, 2000 (2000-03-06)
19 19 "Playing God" Fred Gerber Tricia Brock & Marc Flanagan March 20, 2000 (2000-03-20)
20 20 "The Witness" Kari Skogland Jeff King April 17, 2000 (2000-04-17)
21 21 "Second Chance" Fred Gerber Bill Chais & David Shore April 24, 2000 (2000-04-24)
22 22 "Love and Money" Elodie Keene Stephen Nathan & David Shore May 1, 2000 (2000-05-01)
23 23 "Possession Is Nine Tenths of the Law" Ericson Core Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney May 8, 2000 (2000-05-08)

Season 2: 2000–2001

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
24 1 "The Choice" Paul Haggis Paul Haggis & Edmond Stevens October 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)
25 2 "One Mistake" Fred Gerber Paul Haggis & David Shore October 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)
26 3 "Affairs of State" Fred Gerber Paul Haggis & Stephen Nathan October 16, 2000 (2000-10-16)
27 4 "Going Home" Fred Gerber Linda McGibney & David Shore October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)
28 5 "Telling Lies: Part 1" TBA Paul Haggis & Anne Kenney October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)
29 6 "Telling Lies: Part 2" Jerry Levine Stephen Nathan & David Shore November 6, 2000 (2000-11-06)
30 7 "For Love" Stephen Nathan Bill Chais & Marjorie David November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)
31 8 "Family Values" Oz Scott Ashley Gable & Thomas L. Moran November 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)
32 9 "Echoes" Martha Mitchell Jonathan Estrin November 27, 2000 (2000-11-27)
33 10 "Generations" Fred Gerber E.J. Safirstein December 11, 2000 (2000-12-11)
34 11 "Intentions" Richard J. Lewis Linda McGibney & Edmond Stevens January 8, 2001 (2001-01-08)
35 10 "Film at Eleven" Ericson Core Christopher Ambrose & Lawrence Kaplow January 15, 2001 (2001-01-15)
36 13 "Separation" Fred Gerber Stephen Nathan & David Shore January 29, 2001 (2001-01-29)
37 14 "The Quality of Mercy" Miles Watkins Majorie David, Stephen Nathan & David Shore February 5, 2001 (2001-02-05)
38 15 "Liar's Club: Part 1" Jeremy Kagan Ashley Gable & Thomas L. Moran February 19, 2001 (2001-02-19)
39 16 "Liar's Club: Part 2" Fred Gerber Stephen Nathan & David Shore February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)
40 17 "Soul Custody" Oz Scott Bill Chais & Stephen Nathan March 12, 2001 (2001-03-12)
41 18 "Safe at Home" Paul Haggis Thomas L. Moran & Paul Haggis March 19, 2001 (2001-03-19)
42 19 "The Gay Divorcee" Jerry Levine Stephen Nathan & David Shore April 9, 2001 (2001-04-09)
43 20 "Bringing Up Babies" Richard J. Lewis Linda McGibney & David Shore April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16)
44 21 "Americans" Elodie Keene Stephen Nathan, David Shore & Scott Cameron April 30, 2001 (2001-04-30)
45 22 "Recovery" Fred Gerber Stephen Nathan, David Shore & Jason Preston May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07)
46 23 "Clemency" Paul Haggis Bill Chais, Paul Haggis & Thomas L. Moran May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)
47 24 "Planting Seeds" Elodie Keene Ashley Gable, Stephen Nathan & David Shore May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)

Season 3: 2001–2002

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
48 1 "Irreparable Harm" Fred Gerber Lawrence Kaplow, Stephan Nathan & David Shore September 24, 2001 (2001-09-24)
49 2 "Moving On" Fred Gerber Christopher Ambrose & Lawrence Kaplow October 1, 2001 (2001-10-01)
50 3 "Obligations" Oz Scott Ashley Gable October 8, 2001 (2001-10-08)
51 4 "My Brother's Keeper" Ericson Core Thomas L. Moran October 15, 2001 (2001-10-15)
52 5 "Against All Odds" Fred Gerber Christopher Ambrose October 22, 2001 (2001-10-22)
53 6 "Sacrifices" Oz Scott Gregg Gettas & Scott Cameron October 29, 2001 (2001-10-29)
54 7 "All in the Family" Jerry Levine Ayanna Floyd November 5, 2001 (2001-11-05)
55 8 "Security" Fred Gerber I.C. Rapoport November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12)
56 9 "No Options" Jerry Levine Lindsay Sturman November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19)
57 10 "Sex, Lies and Internet" Oz Scott Bill Chais & Thomas L. Moran December 10, 2001 (2001-12-10)
58 11 "Angel's Flight" Max Mayer Paul Haggis & Jan Nash December 17, 2001 (2001-12-17)
59 12 "Blood and Water" Max Mayer Jan Nash January 7, 2002 (2002-01-07)
60 13 "To Protect and Serve" Fred Gerber Ayanna Floyd & Ashley Gable January 14, 2002 (2002-01-14)
61 14 "Arlene's Choice" Stephan Nathan Lawrence Kaplow February 4, 2002 (2002-02-04)
62 15 "Children of a Lesser Dad" Oz Scott Christopher Ambrose February 25, 2002 (2002-02-25)
63 16 "Celano v. Foster" Fred Gerber Bill Chais & Thomas L. Moran March 4, 2002 (2002-03-04)
64 17 "Big Brother" Fred Gerber Bill Chais & Thomas L. Moran March 18, 2002 (2002-03-18)
65 18 "Once Removed" Julie Warner Pam Davis, Stephen Nathan & David Shore March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25)
66 19 "Admissions" Fred Gerber Lindsay Sturman April 8, 2002 (2002-04-08)
67 20 "Ties That Bind" Max Mayer Ashley Gable & Jan Nash April 15, 2002 (2002-04-15)
68 21 "Alienation of Affection" Fred Gerber Stephan Nathan & David Shore May 27, 2002 (2002-05-27)

References

  1. ^ Bogdanovich, Peter (February 8, 1999). "Betty White on lousy sitcoms … Paul Haggis is back". New York Observer. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Hontz, Jenny (February 10, 1999). "Haggis inks three-year, first-look deal with Col". Variety. Retrieved August 4, 2015.

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