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Boston Public

Boston PublicNetwork: FOX
Episodes: 81, but two did not air (hour)
Seasons: Four

TV show dates: October 23, 2000 — January 30, 2004
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Chi McBride, Anthony Heald, Loretta Devine, Sharon Leal, Fyvush Finkel, Jeri Ryan, Michael Rapaport, Nicky Katt, Jessalyn Gilsig, Rashida Jones, China Shavers, Jon Abrahams, Joey McIntyre, Cara DeLizia, Thomas McCarthy, Natalia Baron, Joey Slotnick, Missy Yager, Courtney Peldon, Kathy Baker, Heavy D, Edwin Hodge, Bianca Kajlich, Tamara LaSeon Bass, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Lyrica Woodruff, Jody Wood, Brad Wilson, Lamya Jezek, Cleo King, Sarah Thompson, Louis Falk, and Michelle Monaghan.

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TV show description:
At Boston’s inner-city Winslow High School, Principal Steven Harper (Chi McBride) works hard to make sure the school’s students become smarter and better.

Working with him is Vice-Principal and strict disciplinarian Scott Guber (Anthony Heald) and school secretary Louisa Fenn (Rashida Jones).

Other members of the faculty include attractive Social Studies department head, Lauren Davis (Jessalyn Gilsig); 80-year-old history teacher, Harvey Lipschultz (Fyvush Finkel); nerdy English teacher, Milton Buttle (Joey Slotnick); the beautiful but bipolar music instructor, Marilyn Sudor (Sharon Leal); a rebellious geology teacher, Harry Senate (Nicky Katt); alcoholic special education teacher, Marla Hendricks (Loretta Devine); intense football coach, Kevin Riley (Thomas McCarthy); strong-willed humanities teacher, Danny Hanson (Michael Rapaport); and Ronnie Cooke (Jeri Ryan), a successful lawyer who has turned to teaching.

Series Finale

Episode 81 — Chapter Eighty-One
Ronnie catches teacher Henry Preston (guest Phil Buckman) hugging a female student and he’s suspended for it. Hanson worries that he may be a control freak after he starts teaching Driver’s Education. Several students are caught photographing themselves in the nude with only words written across their bodies.
First aired: Did not air on FOX.


What happened next?

There hasn’t been any news of plans to revive the show.


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

bill mccormick October 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm

this was a FANTASTIC show.


Rudnicken February 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

Too bad no one would look the same if they started up again.


Malcolm Delaney September 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I was so angry when this show ended… I really think that another network should pick this show up and soon. As an educator, it gave a sense of how “school politics” are handled and it was entertaining.. I saw myself several times acting like Marla or Steven.


Shelly Platz April 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I liked this show!


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