Episodes: 20 (hour).
TV show dates: March 13, 2018 — May 16, 2019.
Series status: Has not been cancelled.
Performers include: Britt Robertson, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ben Rappaport, Susannah Flood, Wesam Keesh, Regé-Jean Page, Ben Shenkman, Hope Davis, Vondie Curtis-Hall, and Anna Deavere Smith.
TV show description:
From creator Paul William Davies, the For the People TV show is a Shondaland legal drama. The story unfolds at “The Mother Court,” i.e. the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
The series centers on six accomplished attorneys, who work on both sides of the law. Whether they represent the defense or the people, these young lawyers ply their trade trying some of the most publicized cases, and in federal court, the stakes can be sky high.
Public defenders Sandra Bell (Robertson) and Allison Adams (Brown) are best friends. They work for Federal Public Defender Jill Carlan (Davis), along with their colleague, Jay Simmons (Keesh).
Their opponent, Roger Gunn (Shenkman), serves as the chief of the Criminal Division in the United States Attorney’s Office. Gunn oversees prosecutors Seth Oliver (Rappaport), Leonard Knox (Page) and Kate Littlejohn (Flood).
Their arguments are heard by Judge Nicholas Byrne (Curtis-Hall), who presides over some of the most controversial cases before the court. Meanwhile, Clerk of Court Tina Krissman (Smith) makes sure everyone stay in line.
As their lives overlap outside of court, as well as at work, these young lawyers will face some of the biggest personal and professional challenges of their careers, at the most prestigious trial court in the U.S.A.
Episode #20 — A Choice Between Two Things
On Election Day, Jay turns to Kate and the team for help after his parents and other voters are illegally intimidated at their polling place. Meanwhile, Roger and Jill’s relationship is at an impasse when Sandra learns that they are romantically involved and challenges Jill’s judgment. Elsewhere, Seth gets assigned to the case of a lifetime, but his anxiety increases when he is appointed a bodyguard to help protect him, all while Sandra and Ted take their relationship up a notch on the season finale of “For The People,” THURSDAY, MAY 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
First aired: May 16, 2019.
What do you think? Do you like the For the People TV series? Should this TV show have been cancelled or renewed for a third season on ABC?