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
Ken Marino
Ken Marino
John Aylward
John Aylward
Steve Harris
Steve Harris
Kim Raver
Kim Raver
Ed Asner
Ed Asner
Dylan Baker
Dylan Baker
Ron Glass
Ron Glass
Ronny Cox
Ronny Cox
Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendle...
Chi McBride
Chi McBride
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
James Hong
James Hong
Laz Alonso
Laz Alonso
Alex Rocco
Alex Rocco
Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
James Karen
James Karen
Jenny O'Hara
Jenny O'Hara
Alan Dale
Alan Dale
Matt Clark
Matt Clark
Gil Bellows
Gil Bellows
Richard Cox
Richard Cox
Art LaFleur
Art LaFleur
Troy Evans
Troy Evans
Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin
Kirsten Nelson
Kirsten Nelso...
Tony Danza
Tony Danza
Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburg...
Jerry Wasserman
Jerry Wasserm...
L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Cald...
Lee Garlington
Lee Garlingto...
Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen
Taylor Negron
Taylor Negron
Chyler Leigh
Chyler Leigh
John Capodice
John Capodice
Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning
Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manhei...
Ellenor Frutt
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermo...
Bobby Donnell
Lisa Gay Hamilton
Lisa Gay Hami...
Marla Sokoloff
Marla Sokolof...
Lucy Hatcher
Kelli Williams
Kelli William...
Lindsay Dole
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Bo...
Helen Gamble
James Spader
James Spader
Jessica Capshaw
Jessica Capsh...
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
Ron Livingston
Ron Livingsto...
Holland Taylor
Holland Taylo...
Roberta Kittleson
John Larroquette
John Larroque...
Joey Heric
Mark Moses
Mark Moses
Adam Arkin
Adam Arkin
Arye Gross
Arye Gross
Tom McGowan
Tom McGowan
Earl Boen
Earl Boen
Mark Blum
Mark Blum
J.C. MacKenzie
J.C. MacKenzi...
Dwier Brown
Dwier Brown
Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
Stacey Travis
Stacey Travis
Kate Burton
Kate Burton
David Chisum
David Chisum
Arabella Field
Arabella Fiel...
Jessalyn Gilsig
Jessalyn Gils...
Adam Goldberg
Adam Goldberg
Stanley Anderson
Stanley Ander...
John Doman
John Doman
David Dukes
David Dukes
Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambo...
John C. McGinley
John C. McGin...
Thom Barry
Thom Barry
Billy Gardell
Billy Gardell
Jeff Yagher
Jeff Yagher
Robert Pine
Robert Pine
Dann Florek
Dann Florek
Robert Carradine
Robert Carrad...
Charles Durning
Charles Durni...
Andre Braugher
Andre Braughe...
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fannin...
Richard Gilliland
Richard Gilli...
Michael Fairman
Michael Fairm...
Robert Picardo
Robert Picard...
Lake Bell
Lake Bell
David Ogden Stiers
David Ogden S...
Philip Baker Hall
Philip Baker...
Clancy Brown
Clancy Brown
Rockmond Dunbar
Rockmond Dunb...
Patrick Dempsey
Patrick Demps...
Alan Oppenheimer
Alan Oppenhei...
Silas Weir Mitchell
Silas Weir Mi...
Douglas Spain
Douglas Spain
Paul Dooley
Paul Dooley
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Michael Brandon
Michael Brand...
Morgan York
Morgan York
Donnie Wahlberg
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Philip Casnoff
Philip Casnof...
Tom Amandes
Tom Amandes
Viola Davis
Viola Davis
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowe...
Ken Howard
Ken Howard
Richard Schiff
Richard Schif...
Charles Napier
Charles Napie...
Bonnie Root
Bonnie Root
Michael Gaston
Michael Gasto...
Lolita Davidovich
Lolita Davido...
Stefan Gierasch
Stefan Gieras...
Michael Badalucco
Michael Badal...
Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
Bruce McGill
Bruce McGill
Joe Morton
Joe Morton
Richard Masur
Richard Masur
Saul Rubinek
Saul Rubinek
Michael Winters
Michael Winte...
Richard Thomas
Richard Thoma...
Dion Anderson
Dion Anderson
Steven Eckholdt
Steven Eckhol...
Jeremy Ratchford
Jeremy Ratchf...
Clayton Landey
Clayton Lande...
Phil Abrams
Phil Abrams
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
John Kapelos
John Kapelos
Thomas Kopache
Thomas Kopach...
Frank Novak
Frank Novak
Suzanne Whang
Suzanne Whang
Whip Hubley
Whip Hubley
Nick Offerman
Nick Offerman
Donal Logue
Donal Logue
Anton Yelchin
Anton Yelchin
Justin Langer
Ron Silver
Ron Silver
Alan Gelfant
Alan Gelfant
Jane Kaczmarek
Jane Kaczmare...
Remy Ryan
Remy Ryan
Lisa Eichhorn
Lisa Eichhorn
Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
Jonathan Tucker
Jonathan Tuck...
Bill Moseley
Bill Moseley
Teri Polo
Teri Polo
Diane Venora
Diane Venora
Charles Cioffi
Charles Cioff...
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
Sung-Hi Lee
Sung-Hi Lee
Cleavant Derricks
Cleavant Derr...
Julia Campbell
Julia Campbel...
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovi...
Caroline Aaron
Caroline Aaro...
Tucker Smallwood
Tucker Smallw...
Spencer Garrett
Spencer Garre...
Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher E...
Patrick Gallagher
Patrick Galla...
Carlton Wilborn
Carlton Wilbo...
James Whitmore
James Whitmor...
Ted Shackelford
Ted Shackelfo...
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
Mark Sheppard
Mark Sheppard
Doug Hutchison
Doug Hutchiso...
Colleen Flynn
Colleen Flynn
Daniel von Bargen
Daniel von Ba...
Gary Cole
Gary Cole
Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn
William Atherton
William Ather...
Mary Page Keller
Mary Page Kel...
David Huddleston
David Huddles...
Armand Schultz
Armand Schult...
Clifton Powell
Clifton Powel...
Lane Smith
Lane Smith
Paul Ben-Victor
Paul Ben-Vict...
Robert DoQui
Robert DoQui
John Finn
John Finn
Bill Cobbs
Bill Cobbs
Matthew Settle
Matthew Settl...
Michael Nouri
Michael Nouri
Susan Floyd
Susan Floyd
Harve Presnell
Harve Presnel...
Denis Arndt
Denis Arndt
John de Lancie
John de Lanci...
Erika Christensen
Erika Christe...
Debi Mazar
Debi Mazar
Ted McGinley
Ted McGinley
Tim DeKay
Tim DeKay
Robert Curtis Brown
Robert Curtis...
Ed Begley Jr.
Ed Begley Jr.
Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
Alysia Reiner
Alysia Reiner
Dey Young
Dey Young
Heather McComb
Heather McCom...
Kathryn Harrold
Kathryn Harro...
Victoria Principal
Victoria Prin...
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens...
Bob Clendenin
Bob Clendenin
Tim Guinee
Tim Guinee
Jeff Perry
Jeff Perry
David Julian Hirsh
David Julian...
Lynn Hamilton
Lynn Hamilton
Marc John Jefferies
Marc John Jef...
Charles S. Dutton
Charles S. Du...
Dorian Harewood
Dorian Harewo...
Joseph Campanella
Joseph Campan...
Ivar Brogger
Ivar Brogger
Betty White
Betty White
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
Albert Hall
Albert Hall
William Sanderson
William Sande...
Lawrence Pressman
Lawrence Pres...
Richard McGonagle
Richard McGon...
Debra Mooney
Debra Mooney
Kyle Massey
Kyle Massey
Jessica Steen
Jessica Steen
Peter Michael Goetz
Peter Michael...
Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere...
John Cothran, Jr.
John Cothran,...
Daniel Dae Kim
Daniel Dae Ki...
Bruce Weitz
Bruce Weitz
Vincent Pastore
Vincent Pasto...
Jon Cryer
Jon Cryer
Vince Colosimo
Vince Colosim...
James Rebhorn
James Rebhorn
Paul McCrane
Paul McCrane
Lucinda Jenney
Lucinda Jenne...
Maria del Mar
Maria del Mar
Mark Harelik
Mark Harelik
Melina Kanakaredes
Melina Kanaka...
Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arque...
Chris O'Donnell
Chris O'Donne...
Lawrence Dobkin
Lawrence Dobk...
Calista Flockhart
Calista Flock...
Louise Fletcher
Louise Fletch...
Lesley Ann Warren
Lesley Ann Wa...
Victor Williams
Victor Willia...
Wesley Jonathan
Wesley Jonath...
Meredith Scott Lynn
Meredith Scot...
Mark Pellegrino
Mark Pellegri...
Marlee Matlin
Marlee Matlin
Wren T. Brown
Wren T. Brown
George Wyner
George Wyner
Ron Leibman
Ron Leibman
Lois Smith
Lois Smith
Virginia Madsen
Virginia Mads...
Howard Hesseman
Howard Hessem...
Stephen Tobolowsky
Stephen Tobol...
Reni Santoni
Reni Santoni
Lisa Edelstein
Lisa Edelstei...
Stephen Caffrey
Stephen Caffr...
Jayne Atkinson
Jayne Atkinso...
Gabrielle Anwar
Gabrielle Anw...
Melinda McGraw
Melinda McGra...
Steven Culp
Steven Culp
Marguerite MacIntyre
Marguerite Ma...
Currie Graham
Currie Graham
Michael Emerson
Michael Emers...
Colby French
Colby French
Katherine LaNasa
Katherine LaN...
Bernard White
Bernard White
Bruce French
Bruce French
Ivonne Coll
Ivonne Coll
Christopher Cousins
Christopher C...
Norman Lloyd
Norman Lloyd
Jack McGee
Jack McGee
Dennis Haskins
Dennis Haskin...
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean...
Chris Sarandon
Chris Sarando...
Shashawnee Hall
Shashawnee Ha...
Tempestt Bledsoe
Tempestt Bled...
Giancarlo Esposito
Giancarlo Esp...
Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
Patricia Belcher
Patricia Belc...
Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
Juanita Jennings
Juanita Jenni...
Jeffrey DeMunn
Jeffrey DeMun...
Daveigh Chase
Daveigh Chase
Paz de la Huerta
Paz de la Hue...
Isabella Hofmann
Isabella Hofm...
Rene Auberjonois
Rene Auberjon...
Kelly Overton
Kelly Overton
Matt Czuchry
Matt Czuchry
Rider Strong
Rider Strong
Christopher Reeve
Christopher R...
Mitchell Ryan
Mitchell Ryan
John Carroll Lynch
John Carroll...
Michael Tucker
Michael Tucke...