Boston Public

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Television series
German title Boston Public
Original title Boston Public
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2000-2004
length 44 minutes
Episodes 81 in 4 seasons ( list )
genre drama
idea David E. Kelley
music Thomas Newman
First broadcast October 23, 2000 (USA) on Fox
first broadcast
February 8, 2005 on VOX

Boston Public (named after the Boston Public Schools school district ) is an American television series directed by David E. Kelley ( Ally McBeal , Picket Fences ). 81 episodes were shot between 2000 and 2004. It is broadcast in Germany by the TV station VOX .


The series deals with the lives and problems of teachers and students at the fictional Winslow High School in Boston .

The school is run by the assertive principal Steven Harper and the choleric assistant principal Scott Guber. You are in charge of, among others, history teacher Lauren Davis, English teacher Harry Senate, whose unorthodox teaching methods keep causing excitement, especially among parents, and the former lawyer Ronnie Cooke. Then there is the age-old history teacher Harvey Lipschultz, the uptight literature teacher Milton Buttle and the depressed Marla Hendricks.

The individual episodes repeatedly address irritating issues of reality. Growing violence in schools and families, drug use by students and teachers, and school policies that keep teachers overworked and underpaid.

In the second season, the series came under pressure due to falling audience ratings and began to change actors in quick succession, but without resounding success: After the first three seasons each contained 22 episodes, the fourth and last after 15 episodes ended. One of the reasons for this was the call for a boycott by Christian fundamentalists who clashed with the topics and language of the series and called for a boycott of Volkswagen , for example , because Volkswagen was a main sponsor of the series.


In 2001, the series won an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series , and in 2003 the series won a prize at the Peabody Awards . The episode Chapter 37 was awarded . The actress Loretta Devine won an Image Award in the category Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2001, 2003 and 2004 . In 2004 actor Thomas Dekker was honored for his Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor at the Young Artist Awards .


role actor Voice actor
Steven Harper Chi McBride Detlef Bierstedt
Scott Guber Anthony Heald Michael Pan
Lauren Davis Jessalyn Gilsig Melanie Pukass
Harry Senate Nicky Katt Nicolas Boell
Marla Hendricks Loretta Devine Katja Nottke
Marilyn Sudor Sharon Leal Vera Teltz
Ronnie Cooke Jeri Ryan Anke Reitzenstein
Danny Hanson Michael Rapaport Oliver Rohrbeck
Harvey Lipschultz Fyvush Finkel Ulrich Voss
Meredith Peters Kathy Baker Karin Buchholz
Louisa Fenn Rashida Jones Tanja Geke
Kevin Riley Thomas McCarthy Peter Flechtner
Milton Buttle Joey Slotnick Stefan Krause
Carmen Torres Natalia Baron Andrea Solter
Zach Fisher Jon Abrahams Gerrit Schmidt-Foss
Colin Flynn Joey McIntyre Matthias Hinze
Marcie Kendall Cara DeLizia Julia digit
Brooke Harper China Shavers Maxi German

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