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The Great Defender is an American drama television series created by Frank Renzulli. The series stars Michael Rispoli, Peter Krause, Kelly Rutherford, Rhoda Gemignani and Richard Kiley. The series aired on Fox from March 5, 1995, to July 31, 1995.[1][2]

The Great Defender
Created byFrank Renzulli
StarringMichael Rispoli
Peter Krause
Kelly Rutherford
Rhoda Gemignani
Richard Kiley
Theme music composerJay Gruska
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Frank Cardea
George Schenck
Producer(s)Sascha Schneider
Cathryn Michon
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Schenck/Cardea Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkFox
Original releaseMarch 5 (1995-03-05) –
July 31, 1995 (1995-07-31)




No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot"Rick WallaceFrank Cardea, Frank Renzulli & George SchenckMarch 5, 1995 (1995-03-05)
2"I Wuz Robbed"Win PhelpsRoger LowensteinJuly 10, 1995 (1995-07-10)
3"Naked Truth"Kevin InchCathryn MichonJuly 17, 1995 (1995-07-17)
4"Def Poets Society"Arlene SanfordTerence WinterJuly 24, 1995 (1995-07-24)
5"Camille"Anita W. AddisonRick Kellard & R.J. StewartJuly 31, 1995 (1995-07-31)
6"Holiday on Ice"Dan AttiasFrank Cardea & George SchenckUnaired
7"Do You Need a Lawyer?"Sandy SmolanR.J. StewartUnaired
8"Twelve Angry Men"Félix Enríquez AlcaláFrank RenzulliUnaired


  1. ^ Tony Scott (1995-03-02). "The Great Defender". Variety. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  2. ^ Daniel Howard Cerone (1995-07-10). "Temporary Reprieve for 'Great Defender' : Television: Fox brings back the legal series it had canceled after only one episode. But whether the show continues remains a question". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2017-07-29.

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