Philly (TV series)
Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire (Kim Delaney). It lasted a full season (2001–2002) and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, a move not commonly used in network promotion for a series lasting only one season.
|Created by||Steven Bochco
Tom Everett Scott
|Opening theme||"Philly Theme"
by Mike Post
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Steven Bochco
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Steven Bochco Productions
Paramount Network Television
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 25, 2001– May 28, 2002|
Kathleen Maguire is a single mother and partner in a small Philadelphia law firm with Will Froman (Tom Everett Scott). She fights to get her clients out of trouble and deals with professional conflicts arising from her relationship with her ex-husband Dan Cavanaugh (Kyle Secor), the Deputy for Trials. She also starts to date Judge Augustus "Jack" Ripley (James Denton).
Actress Delaney left her role on Bochco's NYPD Blue to make this series. She later returned to NYPD Blue for a limited number of episodes.
Hill Street Blues veteran Veronica Hamel appeared as Judge Marjorie Brennan, the woman who Will's father cheated on his mother with and whom Will himself gets involved with, and Joanna Cassidy appeared in the pilot as Kathleen's partner Marian Marshall, whose mental breakdown in court complicates Kathleen's life when she is forced to take over the firm in her absence. NYPD Blue veteran Sharon Lawrence appeared in the episodes "Here Comes the Judge" and "Lies of Minelli" as Tabitha Davenport, a madam whose client list includes Judge Irwin Hawes (Robert Harper), with whom Kathleen has had various run-ins.
- Kim Delaney as Kathleen Maguire
- Tom Everett Scott as Will Froman
- James Denton as Judge Augustus "Jack" Ripley
- Kyle Secor as Daniel Cavanaugh
- Rick Hoffman as ADA Terry Loomis
- Scotty Leavenworth as Patrick Cavanaugh
- Diana-Maria Riva as Trish
- Kristanna Loken as ADA Lisa Walensky
- Robert Harper as Judge Irwin Hawes
- Monique Edwards as ADA Teena Davis
|No.||Title ||Directed by ||Original air date||Prod.
|Kevin Hooks||September 25, 2001||D101|
|2||"Porn Again"||Rick Wallace||October 2, 2001||D102|
|3||"Light My Fire"
"Light My Fair"
|Peter Werner||October 9, 2001||D103|
|4||"Tempus Fugitive"||Rick Wallace||October 16, 2001||D105|
|5||"Philly Folly"||Kevin Hooks||October 23, 2001||D104|
|6||"Blown Away"||Jeannot Szwarc||November 13, 2001||D106|
|7||"Prisoner of Love"||Kevin Hooks||November 20, 2001||D107|
|8||"Truth or Consequence"||Greg Beeman||November 27, 2001||D108|
|9||"Loving Sons"||Mark Tinker||December 4, 2001||D109|
|10||"Fork You Very Much"||Michael M. Robin||December 11, 2001||D110|
|11||"Live and Leg Die"||Michael Schultz||December 18, 2001||D111|
|12||"The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds"||Joe Ann Vogel||January 8, 2002||D112|
|13||"Ripley, Believe It or Not"||Rick Wallace||January 15, 2002||D113|
|14||"Meat Me in Philly"||Charles Haid||February 5, 2002||D114|
|15||"Lies of Minelli"||Roy Campanella II||February 26, 2002||D115|
|16||"Here Comes the Judge"||Michael Switzer||March 5, 2002||D116|
|17||"There's No Business Like No Business"||Rick Wallace||March 12, 2002||D117|
|18||"Brotherly Love"||Kevin Hooks||March 19, 2002||D118|
|19||"San Diego Padre"||Michael Switzer||April 16, 2002||D119|
|20||"Tall Tales"||Jesse Bochco||April 23, 2002||D120|
|21||"Thanks for the Mammaries"||Joe Ann Fogle||April 23, 2002||D121|
|22||"Mojo Rising"||Rick Wallace||May 28, 2002||D122|
Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly gave the series a grade of "C", stating that the show "is like biting into a cold, stale version of the city's famous cheese steak — it gives you a lot to chew on, but it's pretty greasy, gummy fare."
- From the United States Copyright Office catalog: "Public Catalog - Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) - Basic Search [search: "Philly : no."]". United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
- From the Writers Guild of America, West catalog: "Signatory Project Confirmation [search: "Philly"]". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
- Ken Tucker (October 23, 2001). "Philly". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2017-01-16.