Episodes: 23 (hour)
TV show dates: September 26, 2007 – August 8, 2009
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald, Seth Gabel, Zoe McLellan, Jill Clayburgh, Blair Underwood, Will Shadley, Shawn Michael Patrick, Laura Margolis, Sheryl Lee, Samaire Armstrong, Candis Cayne, Lucy Liu, Bellamy Young, Chloe Moretz, Daniel Cosgrove, Tamara Feldman, Roxana Brusso, Andrew Astor, Bella Thorne, Sof\u00eda Vergara, Michelle Krusiec, Zoey Botnick, Alex Nesic, Scott Holroyd, John Rubinstein, Joseph Siravo, Darcy Rose Byrnes, and Bianca Chiminello.
TV show description:
After the unexpected death of his father, idealistic lawyer Nick George (Peter Krause) takes on his father’s longtime clients, the Darlings, an incredibly wealthy and powerful Upper East Side family.
Led by patriarch Patrick “Tripp” Darling (Donald Sutherland), family members frequently find themselves in trouble and Nick is left to clean up both the legal and illegal messes. Tripp is married to the beautiful Letitia (Jill Clayburgh) and they have five troubled adult children.
Patrick (William Baldwin) is a rising political star who’s having an affair with a transsexual. Karen (Natalie Zea) has been married three times and lost her virginity to Nick. Brian (Glenn Fitzgerald) is a whiny Episcopal priest who has an illegitimate child. Coke-addicted Jeremy (Seth Gabel) and his spoiled twin Juliet (Samaire Armstrong) make frequent use of the NYC nightlife.
At Nick’s home, his sensible wife Lisa (Zoe McLellan) takes care of their seven-year-old daughter Kiki. Lisa appreciates Nick’s huge salary but is well aware that her husband may be growing closer to his old flame Karen.
Tripp’s ruthless nemesis is self-made billionaire and philanthropist Simon Elder (Blair Underwood) who may have some information about the death of Nick’s father.
Episode 23 — The Bad Guy
After an attack, Simon recovers in the Imperial and finally tells Nick his motivations for dealing with the Darlings, leading to a surprise confession about Nick’s father. Meanwhile, Lisa publicizes a tell-all book about the Darlings which may damage the family name. Karen suffers a miscarriage but embarks on a long-overdue relationship with Nick, who she has always loved. They discuss starting a family together, and it seems they have a real future. In the last minutes of the episode, Simon reveals to Nick that his father Dutch is still alive and that he is responsible of all the Darling’s misfortunes, because he wants to take his revenge on Letitia.
First aired: August 8, 2009.