First Years

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First Years
Genre Legal drama
Written by Jill Gordon
Mark B. Perry
Directed by Timothy Busfield
Tucker Gates
Tom Moore
Ken Topolsky
Scott Winant
Starring Mackenzie Astin
Ken Marino
Samantha Mathis
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
James Roday
Eric Schaeffer
Composer(s) W. G. Snuffy Walden
Joseph Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (6 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Jill Gordon
Mark B. Perry
Ken Topolsky
Cinematography John B. Aronson
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 45 mins.
Production company(s) P.D. Oliver, Inc.
NBC Studios
Studios USA Television
Original network NBC
Original release March 19 – April 2, 2001
Related shows This Life

First Years is an American legal drama that aired on NBC from March to April 2001. It is a remake of the British series This Life.[1] It was critically panned[2] and was canceled after three of the nine episodes produced were aired.


The series chronicles the lives of five young lawyers who live together in a house in San Francisco.[3]





Season 1[edit]

Episode # Episode Title Original Airdate
1 "The First Thing You Do..." March 19, 2001
2 "... And Then You Die" March 26, 2001
3 "There's No Place Like Homo" April 2, 2001
4 "Porn in the U.S.A. (a.k.a. First Day)" April 9, 2001
5 "Touched by a Reindeer" April 16, 2001
6 "Lawyerboy" April 23, 2001
7 "When I Grow Up" April 30, 2001
8 "Habeas Corpse" May 7, 2001
9 "This Life" May 14, 2001


  1. ^ "Pulling NBC's 'First Years' Through a Rocky Birth". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  2. ^ "'First Years' is an annoying ripoff". New York Daily Times. Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
  3. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 477. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 

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