Sweet Justice

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Sweet Justice
GenreLegal drama
Created byJohn Romano
StarringCicely Tyson
Melissa Gilbert
Ronny Cox
Jason Gedrick
Greg Germann
ComposerW. G. Snuffy Walden
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Executive producerJohn Romano
Running time60 minutes
Production companiesTrotwood Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 15, 1994 (1994-09-15) –
April 22, 1995 (1995-04-22)

Sweet Justice is an American legal drama television series created by John Romano and starring Cicely Tyson and Melissa Gilbert. The hour-long series ran from September 15, 1994 to April 22, 1995 on NBC.[1] The series was produced by Trotwood Productions in association with Columbia Pictures Television.


Attorney Kate Delacroy (Melissa Gilbert) returns to New Orleans from Wall Street for her sister's engagement party and decides to stay. Instead of joining the prestigious law firm headed by her arch conservative father, James-Lee (Ronny Cox), she joins forces with old civil rights warrior Carrie Grace Battle (Cicely Tyson) in Battle-Ross & Associates, the better to take on cases of women's rights, minority rights, and everyone else's rights.

Cast and characters[edit]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"TBATBASeptember 15, 1994 (1994-09-15)
In the opener, Kate (Melissa Gilbert) Kate takes on a child-custody case involving a waitress and a ne'er-do-well.
2"It's a Grand Old Dame"TBATBASeptember 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)
Kate defends an eccentric philanthropist (Marion Ross) in a competency hearing brought on by her daughters, who fear she's squandering their inheritance.
3"One Good Woman"TBATBASeptember 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)
Kate battles to get a young woman admitted to an all-male military academy.
4"High School Confidential"TBATBAOctober 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
Kate doubts a young man who confesses to killing his teacher, with whom he was romantically involved.
5"The Right Things"TBATBAOctober 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)
A hooker accused of murder names a politico friend of the Delacroys as an alibi.
6"Fourth Quarter"TBATBAOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
A college-football star claims he did not receive the education he was promised after a career-ending injury.
7"Sex, Lies and Shining Armor"TBATBAOctober 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)
Carrie Grace argues the case of an attorney who brings a sexual-harassment suit against a partner in James Lee's firm.
"The Power of Darkness"TBATBANovember 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
Kate defends---and is attracted to---an art photographer (Dale Midkiff) who's charged with murder.
10"In the Name of the Son"TBATBADecember 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)
Carrie Grace (Cicely Tyson) seeks justice and vindication when she gets to retry a civil-rights leader's killer, whom she failed to put away 30 years ago.
11"Baby Mine"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
Kate and Carrie Grace represent a surrogate mother seeking custody of the child she's carrying.
12"Both Sides Now"TBATBAJanuary 14, 1995 (1995-01-14)
After a carjacking, Reese isn't driven to defend an unrepentant career burglar who's accused of attempted homicide.
13"Greener Grass"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
While being wooed by a big firm, Andy represents an ungrateful welfare cheat.
14"Story of My Life"TBATBAFebruary 4, 1995 (1995-02-04)
A terminally ill boy decides to forgo treatment; a judge makes an unwelcome pass at Reese (Cree Summer).
15"Bloodlines"TBATBAMarch 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
The deaths of racehorses at stables partly owned by James Lee look like insurance fraud.
16"Clouds of Glory"TBATBAMarch 17, 1995 (1995-03-17)
While preparing her defense of a young hood accused of murder, Carrie Grace meets a determined youth counselor (Michael Warren).
17"Fire"TBATBAMarch 25, 1995 (1995-03-25)
A paralyzed firefighter believes her injury is related to department sexism; Kate's friend accuses her father of molesting her as a youth.
18"Just Say Yes"TBATBAApril 1, 1995 (1995-04-01)
Kate's friend in a narcotics unit reveals that there's corruption in his squad; Michael joins Carrie Grace (Cicely Tyson) at a conference in Charleston; James Lee gets the results of the genetic tests; and the father of Reese's child shows up.
19"Broken Ties"TBATBAApril 8, 1995 (1995-04-08)
When Det. Ethan Ballou is framed for a shooting, Kate sets out to prove that the DA's office is involved---including Logan.
20"Pledges"TBATBAApril 15, 1995 (1995-04-15)
Carrie Grace takes the case of a couple whose son died during a fraternity hazing; Kate goes after a suspicious psychic (Marlee Matlin); Harry's affair leads to a showdown with James Lee (Ronny Cox).
21"Muddy Waters"TBATBAApril 22, 1995 (1995-04-22)
Carrie Grace defends James Lee (Ronny Cox) as he's tried for the murder of Sara Pratt.
22"The Sensational Six"TBATBAAugust 12, 1995 (1995-08-12)
Members of a halfway house for recovering substance abusers face eviction; James Lee makes a confession to Kate and Anne involving Sara Pratt (Allison Smith).

Awards and nominations[edit]

Tyson was nominated for an Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role on the series.


  1. ^ Scott, Tony (September 15, 1994). "Sweet Justice". Variety. Retrieved 2009-07-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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