The Practice (1997)

The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston Legal, which ran for five more seasons, from 2004 to 2008. The Practice focused on the law firm of Robert Donnell and Associates. Plots typically featured the firm's involvement in various high-profile criminal and civil cases that often mirror current events. Conflict between legal ethics and personal morality was a recurring theme. Some episodes contained light comedy. Kelley claimed that he conceived the show as something of a rebuttal to L.A. Law and its romanticized treatment of the American legal system and legal proceedings.

Writing:
  • David E. Kelley

Stars:
Release Date: 1997-03-04
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 60
Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
Betsy Brandt
Betsy Brandt
Joe Morton
Joe Morton
John Doman
John Doman
Ken Marino
Ken Marino
Ron Silver
Ron Silver
Jordan Lund
Jordan Lund
John Capodice
John Capodice
Taylor Negron
Taylor Negron
Philip Casnoff
Philip Casnof...
Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstei...
Richard Schiff
Richard Schif...
Kirsten Nelson
Kirsten Nelso...
Virginia Madsen
Virginia Mads...
Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegri...
David Eigenberg
David Eigenbe...
Rene Auberjonois
Rene Auberjon...
Carolyn McCormick
Carolyn McCor...
Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Wa...
Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker...
Jack McGee
Jack McGee
Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
Billy Gardell
Billy Gardell
Howard Hesseman
Howard Hessem...
Michael Papajohn
Michael Papaj...
Stephen Tobolowsky
Stephen Tobol...
Michael Dempsey
Michael Demps...
John de Lancie
John de Lanci...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean...
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens...
Steve Harris
Steve Harris
Eugene Young
Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manhei...
Ellenor Frutt
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermo...
Bobby Donnell
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Lisa Gay Hami...
Rebecca Washington
Marla Sokoloff
Marla Sokolof...
Lucy Hatcher
Kelli Williams
Kelli William...
Lindsay Dole
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Bo...
Helen Gamble
James Spader
James Spader
Alan Shore
Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capsh...
Jamie Stringer
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
Tara Wilson
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingsto...
Alan Lowe
Holland Taylor
Holland Taylo...
Roberta Kittleson
John Larroquette
John Larroque...
Joey Heric
John Finn
John Finn
Jeremy Ratchford
Jeremy Ratchf...
Dann Florek
Dann Florek
Michael Badalucco
Michael Badal...
Alan Dale
Alan Dale
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
Reni Santoni
Reni Santoni
John Aylward
John Aylward
Stacey Travis
Stacey Travis
Cristine Rose
Cristine Rose
Lee Garlington
Lee Garlingto...
Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
Robert Curtis Brown
Robert Curtis...
Donal Logue
Donal Logue
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Jack Blessing
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Caroline Aaro...
Michael Emerson
Michael Emers...
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
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Christopher C...
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Kenneth Welsh
Lydia Blanco Garza
Lydia Blanco...
Ivar Brogger
Ivar Brogger
Victoria Principal
Victoria Prin...
Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmare...
Beah Richards
Beah Richards
Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
Frank Novak
Frank Novak
Blake Heron
Blake Heron
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Kelly Overton
Kelly Overton
Richard Gilliland
Richard Gilli...
Joey Zimmerman
Joey Zimmerma...
Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman
Calista Flockhart
Calista Flock...
John C. McGinley
John C. McGin...
Tony Danza
Tony Danza
Charles Cioffi
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Dennis Boutsikaris
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Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen
Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
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Nathan West
Betty White
Betty White
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Eric Bruskotter
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Art LaFleur
Art LaFleur
Victor Brandt
Victor Brandt
Robert Carradine
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CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
Cleavant Derricks
Cleavant Derr...
Ken Hudson Campbell
Ken Hudson Ca...
Stephen Macht
Stephen Macht
Morgan York
Morgan York
Meredith Vieira
Meredith Viei...
Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleaso...
Ken Howard
Ken Howard
David Huddleston
David Huddles...
Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Cliff DeYoung
Cliff DeYoung
Christopher Reeve
Christopher R...
Paul Eiding
Paul Eiding
Joseph Campanella
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Alan Oppenheimer
Alan Oppenhei...
Chi McBride
Chi McBride
John Rubinstein
John Rubinste...
Nan Martin
Nan Martin
Diane Venora
Diane Venora
Susan Floyd
Susan Floyd
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman
Lake Bell
Lake Bell
Shashawnee Hall
Shashawnee Ha...
Robert David Hall
Robert David...
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Larry King
Larry King
Miriam Flynn
Miriam Flynn
Loren Lester
Loren Lester
Gary Cole
Gary Cole
L. Scott Caldwell
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Dorian Harewood
Dorian Harewo...
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Richard Masur
Richard Masur
Norman Lloyd
Norman Lloyd
George Wyner
George Wyner
Kathryn Harrold
Kathryn Harro...
Charles Durning
Charles Durni...
Edward Herrmann
Edward Herrma...
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
Jeff Yagher
Jeff Yagher
Teri Polo
Teri Polo
Anjanette Comer
Anjanette Com...
Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Ba...
Robin Gammell
Robin Gammell
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Gina Gershon
Gina Gershon
Douglas Spain
Douglas Spain
Matthew Settle
Matthew Settl...
Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
Michael Fairman
Michael Fairm...
Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donne...
Mary Page Keller
Mary Page Kel...
Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMun...
Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker
Charlotte Cornwell
Charlotte Cor...
Ricco Ross
Ricco Ross
John Carroll Lynch
John Carroll...
Michael Cornacchia
Michael Corna...
Charles Napier
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Mark Moses
Mark Moses
Armin Shimerman
Armin Shimerm...
Marc Vann
Marc Vann
Andrew W. Walker
Andrew W. Wal...
Tim Guinee
Tim Guinee
Steven Eckholdt
Steven Eckhol...
J. August Richards
J. August Ric...
Stefan Gierasch
Stefan Gieras...
Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburg...
Amy Van Nostrand
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Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarando...
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Ron Glass
Ron Glass
Juanita Jennings
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Mark L. Taylor
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Spencer Garrett
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James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
Peter Michael Goetz
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Dr. Dennis Murphy
Eve Gordon
Eve Gordon
Christian Clemenson
Christian Cle...
Lane Smith
Lane Smith
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Louise Fletcher
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Lolita Davidovich
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Valerie Perrine
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Dwier Brown
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William Sande...
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Richard Cox
Richard Cox
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Steven Culp
Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley
Bill Cobbs
Bill Cobbs
Steven Gilborn
Steven Gilbor...
Barbara Tarbuck
Barbara Tarbu...
Wesley Jonathan
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James Greene
James Greene
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Lois Smith
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Patricia Belcher
Patricia Belc...
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Barry Primus
Barry Primus
Debra Mooney
Debra Mooney
Daniel Christopher Covell
Daniel Christ...
Mark Herrier
Mark Herrier
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Jason Kravits
Ellen Geer
Ellen Geer
Troy Evans
Troy Evans
Erika Christensen
Erika Christe...
Denise Dowse
Denise Dowse
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Leon Russom
Leon Russom
Alexandra Kyle
Alexandra Kyl...
Virginia Capers
Virginia Cape...
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Marc John Jef...
Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin
Justin Langer
Julia Campbell
Julia Campbel...
Clifton Powell
Clifton Powel...
Kate Burton
Kate Burton
Robert Prosky
Robert Prosky
Gabrielle Anwar
Gabrielle Anw...
Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan
Michael Reilly Burke
Michael Reill...
Kyle Massey
Kyle Massey
Michelle Horn
Michelle Horn
Hynden Walch
Hynden Walch
Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
Judge Zoey Hiller
Sayed Badreya
Sayed Badreya
Tammy Townsend
Tammy Townsen...
Matt Czuchry
Matt Czuchry
Gates McFadden
Gates McFadde...
Doug Hutchison
Doug Hutchiso...
Mike Hagerty
Mike Hagerty
Freda Foh Shen
Freda Foh She...
Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher E...
Melinda McGraw
Melinda McGra...
Meredith Scott Lynn
Meredith Scot...
David Andrews
David Andrews
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
Shiva Rose
Shiva Rose
Vince Colosimo
Vince Colosim...
Rondi Reed
Rondi Reed
Tyler James Williams
Tyler James W...
Stanley Anderson
Stanley Ander...
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Ki...
Paul McCrane
Paul McCrane
Kimberly Scott
Kimberly Scot...
Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donne...
Tempestt Bledsoe
Tempestt Bled...
Peter MacKenzie
Peter MacKenz...
Michelle Hurd
Michelle Hurd
Paul Collins
Paul Collins
Tucker Smallwood
Tucker Smallw...
Arabella Field
Arabella Fiel...
Rider Strong
Rider Strong
Albert Hall
Albert Hall
Donna Hanover
Donna Hanover
Kim Raver
Kim Raver
Andre Braugher
Andre Braughe...
Michael Patrick McGill
Michael Patri...
Tom McCarthy
Tom McCarthy
Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Galla...
Arye Gross
Arye Gross
Bruce Weitz
Bruce Weitz
Lucinda Jenney
Lucinda Jenne...
Martin Ferrero
Martin Ferrer...
Currie Graham
Currie Graham
Forbes Riley
Forbes Riley
Katherine LaNasa
Katherine LaN...
Heather McComb
Heather McCom...
Viola Davis
Viola Davis
Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
Earl Billings
Earl Billings
Chyler Leigh
Chyler Leigh
Robert DoQui
Robert DoQui
Tim DeKay
Tim DeKay
Tom Amandes
Tom Amandes
Jessica Steen
Jessica Steen
Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere...
Ivonne Coll
Ivonne Coll
Victor Williams
Victor Willia...
David Dukes
David Dukes
Debi Mazar
Debi Mazar
Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso
Tracy Middendorf
Tracy Middend...
John Hawkes
John Hawkes
Joe D'Angerio
Joe D'Angerio
Bonnie Root
Bonnie Root
Mitchell Ryan
Mitchell Ryan
Kaitlin Hopkins
Kaitlin Hopki...
Whip Hubley
Whip Hubley
Craig Wasson
Craig Wasson
J.C. MacKenzie
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Penny Johnson
Gil Bellows
Gil Bellows
Jessalyn Gilsig
Jessalyn Gils...
Ernie Sabella
Ernie Sabella
Colleen Flynn
Colleen Flynn
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handl...
Carlton Wilborn
Carlton Wilbo...
Titus Welliver
Titus Wellive...
Bob Clendenin
Bob Clendenin
John Cothran, Jr.
John Cothran,...
Suzanne Krull
Suzanne Krull
Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
Barry Miller
Barry Miller
Ray Abruzzo
Ray Abruzzo
Robert Peters
Robert Peters
Vincent Pastore
Vincent Pasto...
Bruce French
Bruce French
Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
Mark Harelik
Mark Harelik
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Du...
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Hue...
Mark Blum
Mark Blum
Rockmond Dunbar
Rockmond Dunb...
Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
Chad Donella
Chad Donella
Mary Mara
Mary Mara
Rudy Ramos
Rudy Ramos
Gregory Cruz
Gregory Cruz
Bernard White
Bernard White
Dirk Blocker
Dirk Blocker
Dey Young
Dey Young
Michael Cavanaugh
Michael Cavan...
Mark Sheppard
Mark Sheppard
Aloma Wright
Aloma Wright
Micole Mercurio
Micole Mercur...
Christopher Darga
Christopher D...
Francis Guinan
Francis Guina...
Melina Kanakaredes
Melina Kanaka...
Armand Schultz
Armand Schult...
Crista Flanagan
Crista Flanag...
Alan Gelfant
Alan Gelfant
Allan Royal
Allan Royal
Dr. Bernard White
David Chisum
David Chisum
Henri Lubatti
Henri Lubatti
Sung-Hi Lee
Sung-Hi Lee
Aaron Lustig
Aaron Lustig
Lisa Sheridan
Lisa Sheridan
D.B. Woodside
D.B. Woodside
Jayne Atkinson
Jayne Atkinso...
Remy Ryan
Remy Ryan
Katherine Kamhi
Katherine Kam...
Atty. Marsha Singleton
Marguerite MacIntyre
Marguerite Ma...
Daniel Davis
Daniel Davis
Donna Pieroni
Donna Pieroni
Rick Hoffman
Rick Hoffman
Wren T. Brown
Wren T. Brown
Karl Bury
Karl Bury
Alysia Reiner
Alysia Reiner
Megan Henning
Megan Henning
Marshall Allman
Marshall Allm...
Suzanne Whang
Suzanne Whang
LisaGay Hamilton
LisaGay Hamil...
Rebecca Washington
Steve Ryan
Steve Ryan