Doubt: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Doubt struggles with tone in its premiere episode, but ultimately develops into a decent courtroom/workplace drama that is buoyed by a talented cast.



Critic Ratings: 30


Audience Score

User Ratings: 58
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Sadie Ellis (Katherine Heigl) is a brilliant attorney who falls in love with William Brennan (Steven Pasquale), a client of hers accused of killing his girlfriend 24 years earlier. She makes it her mission to prove William's innocence, while hiding her feelings from everyone at work for fear of ruining her career. Among her colleagues are Albert Cobb (Dulé Hill), her close friend; Cameron Wirt (Laverne Cox), a transgender attorney who experiences injustice all the time; Tiffany Simmons (Dreama Walker), a young associate and quick learner; and Nick (Kobi Libii), who earned his degree while in prison. Their boss is Isaiah Roth (Elliot Gould), a renowned attorney they're all trying to please. The first season of the legal drama follows the many cases the firm tackles, while also delving deeper into William's case.


Katherine Heigl
as Sadie Ellis
Steven Pasquale
as Billy Brennan
Dreama Walker
as Tiffany Allan
Dulé Hill
as Albert Cobb
Elliott Gould
as Isaiah Klein
Kobi Libii
as Nick Fox
Laverne Cox
as Cameron Wirth
Lauren Blumenfeld
as Lucy Alexander
KaDee Strickland
as Sadie Barrow
Judith Light
as Carolyn Rice
Ben Lawson
as Peter Garrett
Kathleen Chalfant
as Margaret Brennan
Patrick Fischler
as Ada Alan Markes
Cassidy Freeman
as Abby Buris
Phil Idrissi
as Judge Kendall Thompson
Romi Dias
as Judge Irene Mendoza
Trisha LaFache
as Trista Reed
Christina Pickles
as Gail Meyers
Jeremy Davidson
as Calvin Ferretti
LeShay Tomlinson
as Judge Rebecca Cannon
Donna Murphy
as Grace Russo
Charlie Bodin
as Sean Trenegan
Brandon Valley Jones
as Brandon Decker
Pat Lentz
as Judge Sarah Barr
Sewell Whitney
as Jury Foreman
Kerr Smith
as P.J. Arrington
Clea Lewis
as Tanya Gibson
Dean Cameron
as Judge Mike McGowan
Billy Mayo
as Judge Kenneth Desmond
Auden Thornton
as Gemma Ashford
Ernie Reyes Jr.
as Judge Dickson Haggerty
Larry Sullivan
as Asher Lowman
Jordyn Yarker
as Young Molly
Ellen Woglom
as Alison Thorne
Molly Kunz
as Tess Pratt
Roger R. Cross
as Eric Taylor
Becky Ann Baker
as Eloise Kirk
Sam Anderson
as Judge Jonah Porter
Lisa Ann Walter
as Mary Millerton
Andy Kim
as Jury Foreman
Tembi Locke
as Iris Taylor
Rob Brownstein
as Judge Milton Miles
Paula Marshall
as Dylan Brookner
Wallace Langham
as Dan Edwards
Laura Gardner
as Gina Porter
Ryan Doom
as Doug Bowman
Carl Lumbly
as Tyson Cobb
Annie Wersching
as Bonnie Harris
Quincy Fouse
as Heyward Taylor
Rusty Schwimmer
as Courtney Carmody
Hal Ozsan
as Jason Baker
Cody Mayo
as Dan Edwards
David Fierro
as Casper McTell
Mary Mara
as Patrice Thorne
Mercedes Masohn
as Elena Garcia
Gareth Yuen
as Sammie Kim
Jonathan Scarfe
as Officer Dixon
Courtney Ford
as Carly Keller
Wilson Cruz
as Floriel Martinez
Ann Harada
as Judge Lillian Hsu
Roberto Montesinos
as Jury Foreman
Kate Mines
as Madeline Thomas
Michael Dempsey
as Desk Sgt. Wayne
Paula Newsome
as Talia Mendez
Juliette Goglia
as Sophia Armstrong
Nishi Munshi
as Amanda Forde
Leslie Lyles
as Gail Meyers
Robert Michael Adler
as Dr. Gary Conrad
David Monahan
as Alan Hamilton
Cas Anvar
as Tariq Kalabi
Michael Badalucco
as Judge Jeff Mallard
Saul Rubinek
as Judge Juluis Routbout
Tangie Ambrose
as Stacy Freeman
Dot-Marie Jones
as Judge Pauline Perillo
Aleque Reid
as Erin Rush
Eric Ladin
as Rodney Hill
Norma Maldonado
as Dr. Deborah Merritt
Drew Fonteiro
as Owen Jones
Adam Bartley
as Marcus Weeks
Thomas F. Wilson
as Anthony Kellem
Conni Marie Brazelton
as Justice Adriana Rodgers
Mercedes LeAnza
as Jury Foreman
Boise Holmes
as Jeff Rawlings
Tim Lounibos
as Det. Mike Saranov
Lee Tergesen
as Mike Slater
Elayn J. Taylor
as Linda Webster
Brandon Kyle Goodman
as Mookie Bogarts
Robert Carradine
as Walter Costello
Mark Adair-Rios
as Gil Rodriguez
Sara Rae Foster
as Tara Thomas
Bruce Nozick
as Dr. Stewart Tice
Heather Olt
as Karen Walker
Shalaby Omar
as Shaun Mills
Anjali Bhimani
as Maya Reyez
Josh Stamberg
as Max Brennan
Romy Rosemont
as Connie Hollander
Grantham Coleman
as Darryl Smallins
Jennie Baek
as Jury Foreman
Stephen Macht
as Harold Rossiter
Swati Kapila
as Abigail Martin
Heather Mazur
as Stephanie Verner
Leonard Roberts
as Vincent Todd
Ryan Sands
as Gerald Wright
Joel Johnstone
as Luke Ensler
Bryce Johnson
as Joseph Thomas Jr.
Caroline Aaron
as Judge Eugenia Souza
Jessica Rosilyn
as Alicia Alexander
Chiquita Fuller
as Jury Forman #2
Michael Alexander
as Corrections Officer
Dale Waddington Horowitz
as Judge Melanie Cochran
Michael Rivera
as Tino Ramos
Bryce McBratnie
as Jack Conway
Tracy Vilar
as Ada Delgado
Ilyse Mimoun
as Dr. Josie Weilburg
Judith Benezra
as Jury Foreman
William R. Moses
as Rev. Muller
Lawrence Pressman
as Ivan Sturgill
Paul Schackman
as Dr. Fred Kirsch
Aaron Shiver
as Jacob Tanner
Dakin Matthews
as Judge Halloran
Michael Beach
as Jacob Ward
Sanjay Chandani
as Shawkat Pudi
Marcus Silbiger
as Young Billy
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Critic Reviews for Doubt Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

Doubt is a legal drama so heavy on the personal that it veers into soap territory.

Feb 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

If it would just focus and let its talented actors play off one another rather than splitting them up amid various tasks, it might end up being something more than just entertaining -- within reason.

Feb 15, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Decent courtroom/workplace drama, also a pioneering one.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

When it comes to TV law firms, the one on CBS' wobbly Doubt can't compare to the one on the sturdy Good Wife.

Feb 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Doubt gives few justifications for sticking with it, other than an undeniably super cast of actors I'd be eager to watch weekly on a much better show.

Feb 16, 2017 | Full Review…

So far it's strictly so-so on the storytelling front, but with some scenes that raise the bar beyond that. Those mostly involve Light, though. And she's not the one who's supposed to carry the load.

Feb 15, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's compelling in parts and humorous in fleeting moments, and there's always much intrigue surrounding Billy's past and whether he's really telling Sadie the truth about the case.

Feb 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's very clear from the dialogue, pacing, and tone that Doubt would really like to remind you of still another CBS show -- The Good Wife -- but, sorry, it's nowhere in the same league.

Feb 15, 2017 | Full Review…

While Katherine Heigl is a natural fit for the lead role, the show is generally at its best when it focuses on Laverne Cox and Dulé Hill's characters instead.

Feb 15, 2017 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

Imitation Shonda Rhimes just isn't as good as the real thing.

Feb 15, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Doubt is classic CBS procedural, but thankfully with some Good Wife vibes. And like that law show, the supporting cast and their B plots are strong.

Jan 4, 2017 | Full Review…

I know Katherine Heigl can be...controversial, but I like her, and I think this is a great role for her. The series even has a bit of a Shonda Rhimes feel to it.

Feb 16, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doubt: Season 1

  • Nov 04, 2018
    A série acaba por ser boa graças ao elenco talentoso e a alguns casos interessantes nos episódios. É uma pena a série ter sido cancelada, porque ela tinha algum potencial.
  • Nov 05, 2017
    The first two episodes were crap, but the rest of the season was _fabulous_!
  • Oct 28, 2017
    This was a solid show with a great cast and strong writing and storytelling. Why the network failed to give it time to develop is beyond me! It joins Firefly and Tru Calling in the graveyard of excellent shows. ??
  • Aug 14, 2017
    I liked the first two episodes enough, that I was gonna watch weekly, and video review weekly.! But, after that, it got pretty bad. Not awful, but definitely not as good and promising as the beginning. The first two episodes were solely written by the two creators, and they only wrote the finale after that. The pilot was also directed by Adam Bernstein, of Breaking Bad fame, and several other things for me. So I see why it lowered immensely in quality, and kind of decreased over time. But, if you're easy to please, and like law shows, I think this is for you. But I was pretty frustrated at the finale, especially since they had five months between episodes airing. They were cancelled, if you didn't already know. This show, I mean. This show was cancelled. Wow. Ok. That's it, now.!
  • Aug 14, 2017
    I really enjoyed it and wish it would come back
  • Aug 13, 2017
    If most of your critics are men and you viewed this in the beginning you destroyed a very entertaining show...As must as I loved The Good Wife this was got in cancelled...and we were left the future when RT gives a bad review I will hurry to watch on TV or go to the movie.. another one you didn't like..Chicago Justice..which was great...
  • Aug 05, 2017
    Love this show! It's nice and mellow with sarcasm. Unlike some of tv's other violent shows.
  • Jul 29, 2017
    Love it!! Really needs a 2nd season! If CBS is stupid and keeps it cancelled I hope Netflicks picks it up
  • Jul 21, 2017
    I totally enjoy this program, and love the trans character.
  • Jul 05, 2017
    I enjoyed this show. It was fun, and the characters were complex. It was not as serious as L&O SVU which is just too intense. I enjoyed the change in pace.

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