• Network: FOX
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 23, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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Summary: "Dignity isn't something you practice. You either have it or you don't." From the Emmy Award-winning creator of Ally McBeal and The Practice, comes David E. Kelley's newest series, Boston Public. The show is a dramatic, sometimes comedic, behind-the-scenes look at the personal and professional lives of teachers working at a midsize high school in Boston. At the top of the faculty chain of command is Steven Harper (Chi McBride), the strong and intimidating principal. Harper is the force behind the school's objective to make students smarter and better. From handling irate parents to confronting school bullies to settling disputes between his staff, every day brings a new challenge for Harper. At the head of the Social Studies department is Lauren Davis (Jessalyn Gilsig), who while battling it out with students has to avoid the advances of fellow administrator, Scott Guber (Anthony Heald), the stern and formidable vice principal. Other faculty members include: Harvey Lipschultz (Fyvush Finkel), the 80-year-old history teacher who longs for the past; Marilyn Sudor (Sharon Leal), the music teacher most of the male students want to sleep with; Harry Senate (Nicky Katt), the rebellious geology teacher known for his unusual teaching tactics; Marla Hendricks (Loretta Devine), the special education teacher who needs a medication cocktail to make it through the day; and Louisa Fenn (Rashida Jones), the school Secretary/Assistant to the Principal; and most recently, Ronnie Cooke (Jeri Ryan), the successful lawyer, who switches careers in order to teach at Winslow High.
Network: FOX
Genre(s): Drama
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4
Cast Credit
William Petersen Gil Grissom
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows
George Eads Nick Stokes
Paul Guilfoyle Captain Jim Brass
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle (Episode 2+)
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders (Episode 47+, Recurring Previously)
Robert David Hall Dr. Al Robbins (Episode 47+, Recurring Previously)
Gary Dourdan Warrick Brown
Fyvush Finkel Harvey Lipschultz
Anthony Heald Scott Guber
Sharon Leal Marilyn Sudor
Chi McBride Steven Harper
Jeri Ryan Ronnie Cooke
Loretta Devine Marla Hendricks
Michael Rapaport Danny Hanson
Natalia Baron Carmen Torres