100 Centre Street
|100 Centre Street|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||31|
|Executive producer(s)||Sidney Lumet|
Films Ltd. and
A&E Television Networks
in association with Pearson Television International
|Distributor||A&E Television Networks|
|Original network||A&E Network|
|Original release||January 15, 2001 –|
March 5, 2002
The show takes its name for the street address in Manhattan of the New York City Criminal Court and the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Criminal Term, for New York County. The show aired in the United States on the A&E Network cable television channel from 2001 to 2002. Some called it a more gritty and accurate version of Law & Order, although unlike Law & Order, 100 Centre Street focused more on the personal lives of its characters. Episodes focused on the friendship between Judge Rifkind, a liberal Jew, and Judge Sims, a conservative lesbian African American, as well as the romance between Bobby and Cynthia, Ramon's infidelity to his wife Cassandra, J.J.'s potentially corrupt mob ties, Fatima's drug addiction, Rebecca Rifkind's estrangement from her father, and Spiegelman and Byrnes' political scheming.
- Alan Arkin as Judge Joe Rifkind
- Val Avery as Sal Gentile
- Bobby Cannavale as ADA Jeremiah "J.J." Jellinek
- Joel de la Fuente as ADA Peter Davies
- Paula Devicq as ADA/private attorney Cynthia Bennington
- Manny Perez as Legal Aid attorney Ramon Rodriguez
- LaTanya Richardson as Judge Atallah Sims
- Joseph Lyle Taylor as ADA/PI Bobby Esposito
- Michole Briana White as Legal Aid attorney Fatima Kelly
- Sidney Armus as DA Spiegelman
- Dennis Boutsikaris as Executive ADA Gil Byrnes
- Paul Butler as Det. Willard Block
- Sarita Choudhury as ADA Julia Brooks
- Chuck Cooper as Charlie the Bridgeman (bailiff)
- Tawny Cypress as Cassandra Rodriguez
- Margo Martindale as Legal Aid supervisor Michelle Grange
- Phyllis Newman as Sarah Rifkind
- Amy Ryan as Rebecca Rifkind
Notable guest stars
- Matthew Arkin
- Jude Ciccolella
- Terry Serpico
- Anna Deavere Smith
- Floyd Vivino
- Kerry Washington
- Judy Reyes
- Eric Millegan
- Brian Scolaro
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