Judging Amy (CBS 1999-2005, Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly)

Judging Amy is a drama starring Amy Brenneman as a single mother who has left New York behind and become a Family Court judge in Hartford, Conn. Judge Amy Gray, divorced and raising her young daughter, Lauren (Karle Warren), until recently lived with her very opinionated mother, Maxine (Tyne Daly).

Now she has re-established a relationship with her troubled cousin, Kyle (Kevin Rahm), her older brother, Peter (Marcus Giamatti), and his wife, Gillian (Jessica Tuck), and is continuing to make a better life for herself and Lauren.

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Assisting Amy in the courtroom are her court services officer, Bruce Van Exel (Richard T. Jones), and her overeager court clerk, Donna Kozlowski-Pant (Jillian Armenante). Judging Amy, based on the real-life story of Brenneman’s mother, is about three generations of women who come together as they confront the personal and professional dilemmas in their changing, challenging lives.

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production details
USA | CBS – Twentieth Century Fox | 138×50 minutes | 19 September 1999 – 3 May 2005

Creators: Amy Brenneman, Bill D’Elia,
Executive Producers: Barbara Hall, Joseph Stern, Amy Brenneman, Connie Tavel, Hart Hanson.

cast
Amy Brenneman as Amy Gray
Dan Futterman as Vincent Gray
Richard T. Jones
Marcus Giamatti
Tyne Daly as Maxine Gray
Jessica Tuck
Karle Warren

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