The Lyon's Den

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The Lyon's Den
The Lyon's Den title card.jpg
Series title card
Genre Legal drama
Created by Remi Aubuchon
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (7 unaired)
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Brad Grey Television
Baby Owl Works
20th Century Fox Television
Original network NBC
Original release September 28 – November 30, 2003 (2003-11-30)

The Lyon's Den is a American legal drama television series set in Washington, D.C. The legal drama starred Rob Lowe as a lawyer named Jack Turner, newly appointed as partner of a long-established law firm that, as the plot revealed, harbored some dark secrets; the series' title and firm's name are allusions to the surname of Lowe, who also served as executive producer. Much of the plot centered on the firm's internal politics and on Turner's attempts to uncover information on some of the firm's conspiracies while acting as the defense for some of the firm's higher-profile clients in a different case each episode.

The cast, headed by Lowe, also included Matt Craven, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kyle Chandler, Frances Fisher, and David Krumholtz.

The series premiered on the American television network NBC on September 28, 2003, but although thirteen episodes were ordered and produced, only six aired before NBC cancelled the show due to poor ratings. When the UK's channel five bought the UK terrestrial TV rights to the series in 2004, it aired all thirteen episodes.

Lowe said, in an May 9, 2014 appearance on the NPR radio gameshow Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, that he and the show's producers purposefully made all 13 episodes - which they were contractually obligated to make for possible DVD distribution - as absurd as possible. The last episode ended with Lowe's character being exposed as a serial killer by Grant Rushton (Kyle Chandler), whom he then killed before jumping to his death from the firm's office tower.


Character descriptions courtesy of Entertainment Weekly[1] and The Blade[2]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" TBA TBA September 28, 2003 (2003-09-28)
2 "The Other Side of Caution" TBA TBA October 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
3 "Things She Said" TBA TBA October 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)
4 "Hubris" TBA TBA October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
5 "Trick or Treat" TBA TBA October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26)
6 "Ex" TBA TBA November 30, 2003 (2003-11-30)
7 "The Quantum Theory" TBA TBA UNAIRED
8 "Separation Anxiety" TBA TBA UNAIRED
10 "Duty to Save" TBA TBA UNAIRED
11 "Beach House" TBA TBA UNAIRED
12 "Privileged" TBA TBA UNAIRED
13 "The Fifth" TBA TBA UNAIRED


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