Close to Home: Season 1 (2005 - 2006)

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Season 1
Close to Home

Critics Consensus

Close to Home doesn't do much to distinguish itself from other grim courtroom dramas, but Jennifer Finnigan elevates proceedings as a prosecutor trying to maintain a work-life balance.

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Critic Ratings: 20

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 4, 2005
2
Air date: Oct 11, 2005
3
Air date: Oct 18, 2005
4
Air date: Oct 25, 2005
5
Air date: Nov 1, 2005
6
Air date: Nov 11, 2005
7
Air date: Nov 18, 2005
8
Air date: Apr 14, 2006
9
Air date: Dec 9, 2005
10
Air date: Dec 16, 2005
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Cast

Jennifer Finnigan
as Annabeth Chase
Kimberly Elise
as Maureen Scofield
John Carroll Lynch
as Steve Sharpe
Christian Kane
as Jack Chase
Barry Shabaka Henley
as Det. Lou Dummer
Conor Dubin
as Danny Robel
Erich Anderson
as Det. George Branch
Troy Evans
as Det. Mike Pitts
Evan Arnold
as Jeffrey Ambor
Bruce Davison
as Doug Hellman
Todd Waring
as George Hart
Jeffrey Nordling
as Coach Matt Whiting
Christina Chang
as Becky Chung
Jackson Rathbone
as Scott Fields
Shannon Floyd
as Amy Flynn
Carlos Sanza
as Det. Cesario Marquez
Leith M. Burke
as Ron Deleon
Tyrees Allen
as Patrick Liman
Mason Gamble
as Derrick Adler
Dwayne Adway
as Off. Keith Macklin
McNally Sagal
as Briana Holden
Elizabeth Rice
as Tracy Fields
Greg Zola
as Oscar Hobbs
Alan Woolf
as Judge Hillyard
Keith Sellon-Wright
as Psychiatrist
Anthony Ruivivar
as Detective Vega
Allison Smith
as Cindy Delacroix
Gary Kraus
as Man No. 2
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Detective Jonathan Ortiz
Joy Lang
as Katrina Moore
Jonathan Spencer
as Vincent Kellner
Robert Foxworth
as DA Richard Caldwell
Joe Manganiello
as James Miller
Douglas Smith
as Colin Parks
Edward Kerr
as Kyle Cantrell
Carlos La Camara
as Dr. Albert Schmidt
Dale E. Turner
as Judge Alan Carson
Michael Cudlitz
as Dan Johnson
Annie Potts
as Dr. Marla Dodds
Dylan Edrington
as Josh Cooper
Gary Basaraba
as Randy Stevens
Bruce Nozick
as David Schenk
Jerry Perry
as Uncle Bill
Larry Udy
as Clerk
James Eckhouse
as Matt Doretzsky
Tara Ochs
as Julie
Thom Gossom Jr.
as Judge Hanophy
Sally Ann Brooks
as Lisa Gilcrest
Jennette McCurdy
as Stacey Johnson
Todd Babcock
as Jeffrey Drake
Steven Flynn
as Russell Parks
Daniel Kirschner
as Medical Examiner
Amy Stewart
as Darla Johnson
Suzanne Lanza
as Kristie Cantrell
Kevin Rahm
as Pastor Mark Rayburn
Alyss Henderson
as Nancy Jean Billings
James DuMont
as Dave Simon
J. David Shanks
as Jim Jenson
Paul Schulze
as James Pritchard
Craig Zimmerman
as Brad Birdseye
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Paul Ramont
Peter Trencher
as Counselor
Zach Sherman
as Patrick Leary
Ismail Bashey
as Bashar Alavi
Colleen Flynn
as Jeannie Cooper
Jacqueline Hahn
as Isabelle Drake
Lenny Schmidt
as Leonard Myerson
Grant Thompson
as Scott Birdseye
Lynn Maclean
as Colleen Burrows
Emily Montague
as Brooke Riggs
Chris Covics
as Joe Cohen
Adam Vanderwielen
as Arson Investigator
Liz Benoit
as 911 Operator
Jan Munroe
as Sam Drake
Connie Craig
as Randy's Trial Foreman
Amy Sloan
as Joyce Birdseye
Kevin McCorkle
as Coach Morris
Harry Singleton
as Neighbor No. 1
Alexander Scarlis
as Rodney Wallace
Hosea Chanchez
as Neighbor No. 2
Tim Snay
as Arraignment Judge
Suzanne Longo
as Amber Davis
Connie Jackson
as Det. Walsh
Alan Davidson
as Dale Braddock
John Getz
as Maurice Hardin
John Short
as Coach Braddock
Mark Ankeny
as Roger Fields
Rocky Bonifield
as Paralegal Clerk
Mark Fite
as Fred Cooper
Teddy Vincent
as Neighbor No. 3
Toni Sawyer
as Kate's Mother
Bee-Be Smith
as Barbara
Alison Shanks
as Mimi Fields
Daniel Blinkoff
as P.D. Peter Sidell
Thomas Kopache
as Judge Salter
Cheryl McWilliams
as Mrs. Barnes
Elaine Kao
as Newswoman
Amy Wieczorek
as Caroline
Christina Nusita
as Store Manager
John Sanderford
as Dental Forensic Expert
Bill Lawrence
as Ron Homeowner
Stacy Fouche
as Dawn Keller
Marie Wong
as Medical Examiner
Karly Rothenberg
as Counselor No. 2
Parisa Fakhri
as Sonya Alavi
Phillip Roebuck
as Richard Wolf
Kevin Vyce
as Reporter No. 2
James Ritz
as Jury Foreman
Traber Burns
as Judge Dauer
Brian T. Finney
as Ballistic Expert
Pete Gardner
as Dennis Delacroix
Steve Clawson
as Reporter No. 3
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Critic Reviews for Close to Home Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

The cast generally is quite adept... Yet it ultimately is hard to forget that "Close to Home" is a police procedural, with the pat formulaic demands of that genre and, at least tomorrow, an unsurprising conclusion.

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Close to Home is no breakthrough, but it is competent, and that counts for a lot in drama this season.

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It's a contrived product, but the storytelling reveals the cases and their solutions nicely, if straightforwardly. And Finnigan makes an appealing lead.

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Does possess an element of realism that eludes those dramas where serial killers are as common as hot dog vendors. Finnigan, meanwhile, is appealing enough to sell the requisite mix of attributes

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pilot of "Close to Home" was pretty good, but I have worries about the storytelling holding up.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Close to Home revolves around the superhuman effort a woman makes to balance family and career. Perhaps a little too emphatically at times.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Sadly, this show's premise doesn't reward viewers with any real psychological or emotional payoff. The plots rely too heavily on well-worn territory that other shows, like Law & Order and CSI, do with much more thrill.

Oct 3, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Finnigan's performance dovetails perfectly with Close's neat if heavy-handed dramatic concept: The show, coproduced by Jerry Bruckheimer, will be able to trumpet the values of family life while trotting out the repulsive debris of human behavior.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Jennifer Finnigan finds her niche in a new crime show about a new mom who is also a tough prosecutor. She makes "Close to Home" different from the handful of shows like it.

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It's a surprisingly compelling story.

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It's married the procedural to melodrama, with occasionally intriguing results, primarily having to do with Annabeth and Maureen's simmering, self-containing, all-unspoken-realities exchanges.

Oct 3, 2019 | Full Review…

It's another crime drama, but one that's well-made. And Finnigan is an empathetic, believable lead.

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Audience Reviews for Close to Home: Season 1

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