Civil Wars (TV series)
|Created by||Bruce Helford|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||36|
|Executive producer(s)||Steven Bochco
William M. Finkelstein
Charles H. Eglee
|Producer(s)||Michael M. Robin
|Running time||44 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Steven Bochco Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television|
|Original run||November 20, 1991 – March 2, 1993|
|Related shows||L.A. Law|
Civil Wars is an American legal drama that aired on ABC from November 1991 to March 1993. The series was produced by Steven Bochco, known for his work on NYPD Blue, L.A. Law and Hill Street Blues. After a brief syndicated run on the FX Network in the mid 90s, the series has not aired since.
The series focused on the lives and cases of New York City divorce attorneys. It had a famously misanthropic opening credits sequence; in it, romantic photo albums were shown as the voice track played couples ripping into each other in court, as each of the show's principal attorneys interrogated them, one by one, on the stand.
- Mariel Hemingway as Sydney Guilford
- Peter Onorati as Charlie Howell
- Debi Mazar as Denise Iannello
- David Marciano as Jeffrey Lassick
- Alan Rosenberg as Eli Levinson
Two of the characters lived on longer than the show itself. After Civil Wars was cancelled, Eli Levinson (Rosenberg) and Denise Iannello (Mazar) were transplanted to the final season of L.A. Law. This was despite the fact that the shows aired on different networks (L.A. Law aired on NBC).
Awards and nominations
|1992||American Society of Cinematographers Award||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots||Brian J. Reynolds||Nominated|
|Casting Society of America's Artios Award||Best Casting for TV, Pilot||Junie Lowry-Johnson||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Award||Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series||Dave Weathers, Richard Taylor, Barbara Issak, Frank A. Fuller Jr., Pat McCormick, Gary Lewis, Albert Edmund Lord III, James Hebenstreit (For episode "Oceans White With Phone")||Nominated|
|Television Critics Association Award||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Nominated|
|1993||American Television Awards||Best Supporting Actress, Dramatic Series||Debi Mazar||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama||Mariel Hemingway||Nominated|
|Viewers for Quality Television Award||Best Supporting Actor in a Quality Drama Series||Alan Rosenberg||Nominated|
|Young Artist Award||Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series||Gregor Hesse||Nominated|
- Lowry, Brian (1993-04-16). "CBS leads noms for Emmy rival". variety.com. Retrieved 27 October 2013.