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Doubt: Season 1 (2017)



Critic 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.


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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
KaDee Strickland
as Sadie Barrow
Laverne Cox
as Cameron Wirth
Lauren Blumenfeld
as Lucy Alexander
Judith Light
as Carolyn Rice
Ben Lawson
as Peter Garrett
Jeremy Davidson
as Calvin Ferretti
Patrick Fischler
as Ada Alan Markes
Kathleen Chalfant
as Margaret Brennan
Phil Idrissi
as Judge Kendall Thompson
Clea Lewis
as Tanya Gibson
Auden Thornton
as Gemma Ashford
LeShay Tomlinson
as Judge Rebecca Cannon
Molly Kunz
as Tess Pratt
Becky Ann Baker
as Eloise Kirk
Sam Anderson
as Judge Jonah Porter
Lisa Ann Walter
as Mary Millerton
Rob Brownstein
as Judge Milton Miles
Donna Murphy
as Grace Russo
Laura Gardner
as Gina Porter
Carl Lumbly
as Tyson Cobb
Charlie Bodin
as Sean Trenegan
Mercedes Masohn
as Elena Garcia
Courtney Ford
as Carly Keller
Wilson Cruz
as Floriel Martinez
Cody Mayo
as Dan Edwards
Juliette Goglia
as Sophia Armstrong
Paula Newsome
as Talia Mendez
Trisha LaFache
as Trista Reed
Ann Harada
as Judge Lillian Hsu
Roberto Montesinos
as Jury Foreman
Leslie Lyles
as Gail Meyers
Robert Michael Adler
as Dr. Gary Conrad
Tangie Ambrose
as Stacy Freeman
Eric Ladin
as Rodney Hill
Drew Fonteiro
as Owen Jones
Lee Tergesen
as Mike Slater
Adam Bartley
as Marcus Weeks
Billy Mayo
as Judge Kenneth Desmond
Norma Maldonado
as Dr. Deborah Merritt
Ernie Reyes Jr.
as Judge Dickson Haggerty
Mark Adair-Rios
as Gil Rodriguez
Heather Olt
as Karen Walker
Grantham Coleman
as Darryl Smallins
Swati Kapila
as Abigail Martin
Heather Mazur
as Stephanie Verner
Cassidy Freeman
as Abby Buris
Jessica Rosilyn
as Alicia Alexander
Ryan Sands
as Gerald Wright
Tracy Vilar
as Ada Delgado
Dale Waddington Horowitz
as Judge Melanie Cochran
Judith Benezra
as Jury Foreman
Pat Lentz
as Judge Sarah Barr
Ilyse Mimoun
as Dr. Josie Weilburg
Lawrence Pressman
as Ivan Sturgill
Aaron Shiver
as Jacob Tanner
Dean Cameron
as Judge Mike McGowan
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

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

February 15, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | 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.

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

Decent courtroom/workplace drama, also a pioneering one.

February 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.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

February 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | 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.

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

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