Series Details

Seasons: 2

Total Episodes: 34

Creators: Beth Sullivan , Joe Cacaci , Barney Rosenzweig

Networks: CBS

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Sep 17, 1990

Recent Air Date: May 30, 1992

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

Website: Link

Production Companies: The Rosenzweig Company , MTM Enterprises



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The Trials of Rosie O'Neill is an American television drama series, which aired on CBS from 1990 to 1992. The show stars Sharon Gless as Fiona Rose "Rosie" O'Neill, a lawyer working in the public defender's office for the City of Los Angeles. The show marked the return of Gless to series television after her Emmy-winning run on Cagney & Lacey. "Rosie" was produced by Cagney & Lacey producer Barney Rosenzweig, whom Gless married in 1991. Despite the show's brilliant writing and production, it did not sustain a sizable audience, and was canceled by CBS in 1992. Each episode opens with Rosie talking with her therapist, whose face was never seen on camera. Rosie had been at the receiving end of an unwanted divorce, after her attorney husband had an affair. The advertisement for the series which appeared in TV Guide the night the series debuted told the story as follows: "I'm 43 and divorced. He got our law practice, the Mercedes, and the dog. It's only fair that I should be angry. I really liked that dog." The show's cast also included Dorian Harewood, Ron Rifkin, Georgann Johnson, Lisa Rieffel, and Robert Wagner. Season 2 saw two new cast additions: Ed Asner joined the cast as the cantankerous Kovac, a retired cop hired by Rosie's law firm as one of their investigators. David Rasche was cast in a recurring dramatic role as Patrick Ginty, Rosie's ex-husband who was often referred to but never seen in the first season. Adding Asner to the regular cast squeezed out Dorian Harewood, who was billed as "Special Guest Star" in all season 2 episodes.

Main Cast

Lisa Banes

Lisa Banes

Doreen Morrison

Age : 65 | Popularity : 9%

Sharon Gless

Sharon Gless

Rosie O'Neill

Age : 77 | Popularity : 13%

Lisa Rieffel

Lisa Rieffel

Kim Ginty

Age : 45 | Popularity : 11%

Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin

Ben Meyer

Age : 80 | Popularity : 14%

Dorian Harewood

Dorian Harewood

Hank Mitchell

Age : 70 | Popularity : 10%

Ed Asner

Ed Asner

Walter Kovacs

Age : 90 | Popularity : 21%

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Bridget Kane

Age : 57 | Popularity : 18%

Georgann Johnson

Georgann Johnson

Charlotte O'Neill

Age : 91 | Popularity : 5%



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