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For the People: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: For the People's concept may be all too familiar, but the character depth and clever dialogue help set it apart.


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Set in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, aka "The Mother Court," this new Shondaland drama follows brand-new lawyers working for both the defense and the prosecution handling the most high-profile and high-stakes federal cases in the country -- all as their lives intersect in and out of the courtroom.


Britt Robertson
as Sandra Bell
Jasmin Savoy Brown
as Allison Adams
Ben Rappaport
as Seth Oliver
Susannah Flood
as Kate Littlejohn
Wesam Keesh
as Jay Simmons
Rege-Jean Page
as Leonard Knox
Ben Shenkman
as Roger Gunn
Hope Davis
as Jill Carlan
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Judge Nicholas Byrne
Anna Deavere Smith
as Tina Krissman
Britne Oldford
as Sandra Bell
Olivia Sandoval
as Celia Chavez, Assistant United States Attorney
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

The women characters of For the People are treated with respect and dignity. It's Time's Up applied to prime-time entertainment -- and it's about time.

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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For The People has a lot going for it. It has a talented cast, a vast world, and some decent writing. With some tweaks, it could be the next big legal drama.

March 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Slightly soapy legal series set in NY federal court.

March 13, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Why, it's just Grey's Anatomy for the legal set! But there's a reason the Rhimes formula is successful, and there's enough that's fresh in For the People to make it worth checking out.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…

As a non-Shondaland enthusiast, I was surprised how much I didn't mind "For the People"... its new legal series.

March 13, 2018 | Full Review…

For the People is formulaic in the best way possible, meaning it delivers exactly what you want from a Shondaland drama - and perhaps a little bit more.

March 2, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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