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Ally McBeal: Season 1 (1997-1998)

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Critic Consensus: The debut season of Ally McBeal has its charms, but may prove irksome due to its borderline stereotypical depiction of women in the workplace.

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A quirky show about a wistfully idealistic lawyer and her chaotic life at a Boston firm. The Emmy-winning David E. Kelley series was the rage for a time, but fans began to bail out when its perennially insecure heroine and her colleagues became entangled in increasingly outrageous storylines.

Cast

Calista Flockhart
as Ally McBeal
Courtney Thorne-Smith
as Georgia Thomas
Gil Bellows
as Billy Alan Thomas
Greg Germann
as Richard
Peter MacNicol
as John Cage
Dyan Cannon
as Whipper Cone
Vonda Shepard
as Vonda Shepard
Tate Donovan
as Richard Cheanie
Brooke Burns
as Jennifer Higgin
Alaina Reed Hall
as Judge Witt
Michael Winters
as Judge Spitt
Keene Curtis
as Judge Hawk
Isaiah Washington
as Michael Rivers
Phil Leeds
as Judge Boyle
Dylan McDermott
as Bobby Donnell
Henry Woronicz
as Austin Gill
Kelly Connell
as Dr. Noah Peters
Richard Riehle
as Jack Billings
Linda Gehringer
as Janet Reno
Steven Flynn
as Sam Little
Elaine Giftos
as Nancy Foote
Harry Lennix
as Ballard
Bob Gunton
as Michaelson
Andrew Heckler
as Jason Roberts
Eddie Mills
as Clinton Gill
Willie Garson
as District Attorney Frank Shea
Marty Rackham
as Joe Bepp
Brett Cullen
as James Dawson
Dabbs Greer
as Vincent Robbins
Audrie J. Neenan
as Mary Clarkson
Harrison Page
as Rev. Newman
Harry Groener
as Jake Vermont
Susan Merson
as Judge Stoller
Lawrence Pressman
as Judge Smart
Lee Wilkof
as District Attorney Nixon
Gibby Brand
as Judge McGough
Amy Aquino
as Dr. Harper
Miriam Flynn
as Karen Coolie
Stan Ivar
as Jason Hatfield
Richard Kiley
as Seymore Little
Zeljko Ivanek
as Judge Pink
Ben Siegler
as Hoverless
Dina Meyer
as Anna Flint
McNally Sagal
as Mary Halliday
Carol Locatell
as Judge Fulham
Mike Hagerty
as Michael Huttle
Steve Vinovich
as Jerry Burrows
Liz Torres
as Hanna Goldstein
Larry Brandenburg
as Judge Hopkins
Joshua Ryan Evans
as Oren Koolie
Michael Galeota
as Young Billy
Jerry Hardin
as Minister
LisaGay Hamilton
as Rebecca Washington
Armin Shimerman
as Judge Walworth
Elizabeth Ruscio
as Cynthia Pierce
Dawn Stern
as Jeanette
Mika Boorem
as Young Ally
David Spielberg
as TV Station Executive
Peter Roth
as Network President
Bailey Thompson
as Jean Horton
Gary Bullock
as Judge Steele
Albert Hall
as Judge Seymour Walsh
John Fink
as President of Brigham Health Management
Wren T. Brown
as Mr. Stone
Camryn Manheim
as Ellenor Frutt
Jenjer Vick
as Secretary
Mark Metcalf
as Hatfield's Lawyer
Jennifer Holliday
as Lead Choir Singer
John Thaddeus
as Michael Young
Andrew Bloch
as Mr. Colson
David Dunard
as Judge Hupp
Nelson Mashita
as Foreperson
Shea Farrell
as Mr. Tyler
Daniel Hutchinson
as Officer Kenter
Roberta West
as Foreperson
Shannon Welles
as Elderly Woman
Rhonda Dotson
as Julie Martin
Holliston Coleman
as Cara Dawson
Ronald Hunter
as Detective Green
Derk Cheetwood
as Dwayne Stokes
Paul Collins
as Judge Williams
Neal Lerner
as George Pullman
Daniel Wantland
as D.A. Daniel Corbett
Daniel Mahar
as Michael Lamb
Ken Abraham
as Hendrix
Cissy Wellman
as secretary
David Doty
as Minister
Herb Corben
as Elderly Man
Michael Bofshever
as Judge Allen Stephenson
Niles Brewster
as Attorney Ken Banks
Sharon Omni
as Bailiff
Jocko Marcellino
as Prison Guard
Dale Weston
as Reporter
Don Perry
as Foreman
Michael Caslin
as Henry Horton
Jeffrey von Mayer
as Attorney Skroot
Carrie Stuaber
as Female Cop
Michael Brandon
as D.A. Adam Dawson
Susan Knight
as Joanne Wilder
James Mathers
as Dr. Carpenter
Karen Elyse
as Foreperson
Vince Brolato
as Foreperson
Sally Wingert
as Tour Guide
Earl K. Kim
as Foreperson
Gerry Vichi
as Foreman
Barry Livingston
as Dr. John Emburg
Evan O'Meara
as Male Cop
Kim Delgado
as Court Clerk
Joyce Greenleaf
as Bystander #1
Bil Dwyer
as Band Leader
Tony Amendola
as Judge Walter Swan
Bill Bishop
as Foreman
Kenneth Zanchi
as Bystander #2
Tom Virtue
as Ally's father
Al Pugliese
as Joel Hurt
Eric Mansker
as Bailiff
Daniel Dae Kim
as Testifying Police Officer
George Cedar
as Judge Jonathan Harker
Paul Jenkins
as Detective Kale
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Critic Reviews for Ally McBeal: Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (10)

Based on the pilot and its potential, Ally McBeal is one new series to keep your eye on this season.

April 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Ally McBeal is a show where you hardly can wait for the next episode.

April 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

There is nothing progressive about depicting a woman as an emotional pinball careening from being overwrought about her career to rocked by her old feelings for a boyfriend.

April 16, 2018 | Full Review…

This award-winning series is full of witty lines and entertainingly complicated narratives that are both quirky and dramatic.

April 13, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Calista Flockhart is enormously winning as the title character.

April 13, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Ally McBeal... gives a twist to television's standard realism.

April 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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