Philly (TV series)
|Created by||Steven Bochco
Tom Everett Scott
|Opening theme||"Philly Theme"
by Mike Post
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||22 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Steven Bochco
|Running time||50 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Steven Bochco Productions
Paramount Network Television
|Original release||September 25, 2001– May 28, 2002|
Philly is an American television series created by Steven Bochco that focused on criminal defense attorney Kathleen Maguire (Kim Delaney). It lasted a full season (2001–2002) and was canceled due to low ratings. The final episode was advertised heavily as the series finale, a move not commonly used in network promotion, for a series lasting only one season.
The complete series is not on DVD by CBS DVD, but is viewable on Amazon Prime. The series briefly aired in syndication on Universal HD in 2008.
Kathleen Maguire is a single mother and partner in a small Philadelphia law firm with Will Froman (Tom Everett Scott). She fights to get her clients out of trouble and deals with professional conflicts arising from her relationship with her ex-husband Dan Cavanaugh (Kyle Secor), the Deputy for Trials. She also starts to date Judge Augustus "Jack" Ripley (James Denton).
Actress Delaney left her role on Bochco's NYPD Blue to make this series. She later returned to NYPD Blue for a limited number of episodes.
Hill Street Blues veteran Veronica Hamel appeared as Judge Marjorie Brennan, the woman who Will's father cheated on his mother with and whom Will himself gets involved with, and Joanna Cassidy appeared in the pilot as Kathleen's partner Marian Marshall, whose mental breakdown in court complicates Kathleen's life when she is forced to take over the firm in her absence. NYPD Blue veteran Sharon Lawrence appeared in the episodes "Here Comes the Judge" and "Lies of Minelli" as Tabitha Davenport, a madam whose client list includes Judge Irwin Hawes (Robert Harper), with whom Kathleen has had various run-ins.
Cast and characters
|Kim Delaney||Kathleen Maguire|
|Tom Everett Scott||Will Froman|
|James Denton||Judge Augustus "Jack" Ripley|
|Kyle Secor||Daniel Cavanaugh|
|Rick Hoffman||ADA Terry Loomis|
|Scotty Leavenworth||Patrick Cavanaugh|
|Kristanna Loken||ADA Lisa Walensky|
|Robert Harper||Judge Irwin Hawes|
|Monique Edwards||ADA Teena Davis|
- Porn Again
- Light My Fire
- Tempus Fugitive
- Philly Folly
- Blown Away
- Prisoner of Love
- Truth or Consequence
- Loving Sons
- Fork You Very Much
- Live and Leg Die
- The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds
- Ripley, Believe It or Not
- Meat Me in Philly
- Lies of Minelli
- Here Comes the Judge
- No Business Like No Business
- Brotherly Love
- San Diego Padre
- Tall Tales
- Thanks for the Mammaries
- Mojo Rising