Kate McShane

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Kate McShane
Genre Legal drama
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (2 unaired) (List of episodes)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Paramount Television
Original channel CBS
Original run September 10 – November 12, 1975

Kate McShane is an American legal drama television series that aired from September 10 until November 12, 1975. Kate McShane was the first series to feature a female lawyer in the lead role.[1]


Kate McShane is an Irish American lawyer who gets help from her dad, an ex-cop, and her brother, a priest and a law professor.[2]



No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Best Possible Defense (a.k.a. A Roar of Silence)" Robert Scheerer Milt Rosen September 10, 1975 (1975-09-10)
Kate and her crew defends a former anti-war militant.
2 "Terror on Sycamore Street" Robert Scheerer Michael Butler September 17, 1975 (1975-09-17)
A homeowner is charged with killing a narcotics agent, but he claims it was self-defense.
3 "World vs. Ackerman" Jack Shea David Karp September 24, 1975 (1975-09-24)
An old man is accused of killing a robber in his own house.
4 "Murder Comes in Little Pills (a.k.a. First and Ten)" Robert Scheerer Milt Rosen and Robert Foster October 1, 1975 (1975-10-01)
A professional football player might have killed his girlfriend while on drugs.
5 "Accounts Receivable" David Friedkin Michael Butler October 8, 1975 (1975-10-08)
A federal agent wants Kate to drop an investigation of a murder.
6 "Publish or Perish" Corey Allen Paul Lichtman and Leon Tokatyan October 22, 1975 (1975-10-22)
A scientist admits to killing a Nobel Prize winner.
7 "Conspiracy of Silence" John Peyser Peter Lefcourt October 29, 1975 (1975-10-29)
8 "Midnight Lady, Pretty Lady" Bill Bixby David Friedkin, Milt Rosen and Robert Foster November 5, 1975 (1975-11-05)
A former rock star is accused of contributing to his girlfriend's drug overdose.
9 "God at $15,732 a Year" November 12, 1975 (1975-11-12)
Kate defends a detective who shot a suspect.
10 "The Not So Small Claims Court Case" UNAIRED
A con man disappears before he gets taken in to the small claims court.
11 "A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing" UNAIRED


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 631. ISBN 0345455428. 
  2. ^ TV Guide. "Kate McShane Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 

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