Judging Amy

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Judging Amy
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Genre Legal drama
Created by
Developed by Barbara Hall
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes138
Production
Executive producers
Producers
Running time60 minutes
Production companies
Distributor CBS Television Distribution [2]
Release
Original network CBS
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1999 (1999-09-19) 
May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03)

Judging Amy is an American legal drama television series that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character (Brenneman) is a judge who serves in a family court for the Connecticut Superior Court's Hartford district; in addition to the family-related cases that she adjudicates, many episodes focus on her experiences as a divorced mother and on the experiences of her mother, a social worker in the field of child welfare. This series was based on the life experiences of Brenneman's mother.

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Plot

Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman), an attorney and Harvard graduate, moves back to her hometown of Hartford, Connecticut after separating from her husband Michael in New York City. She and her six-year-old daughter Lauren (Karle Warren) move in with her widowed mother, Maxine Gray (Tyne Daly) who is a caseworker for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The move back to Hartford also reunites Amy with her two brothers. Her older brother Peter (Marcus Giamatti) juggles the operations of their late father's insurance company along with the struggles he and his wife Gillian (Jessica Tuck) are facing towards starting a family due to fertility issues. At the same time, Amy's younger brother Vincent (Dan Futterman) an aspiring writer, struggles to jumpstart his career while working odd-end jobs. Later on, Amy's cousin Kyle McCarthy (Kevin Rahm), a former med student, returns to help cope with the rehabilitation of his drug addiction. In her line of work Amy takes on a wide variety of challenging cases, with the assistance of her Court Services Officer Bruce van Exel (Richard T. Jones) and Court Clerk Donna Kozlowski (Jillian Armenante) both of whom she ultimately becomes best friends with. In the de facto series finale (the series was canceled after the conclusion of the season) Amy quits the judiciary to run for the U.S. Senate.

Characters

CharacterActorSeason
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Amy Gray Amy Brenneman Main
Vincent Gray Dan Futterman MainSpecial guestMain
Bruce Calvin van Exel Richard T. Jones Main
Gillian Gray Jessica Tuck Main
Peter Gray Marcus Giamatti Main
Lauren Cassidy Karle Warren Main
Maxine Gray Tyne Daly Main
Donna Kozlowski Jillian Armenante Recurring Main
Kyle McCarthy Kevin Rahm MainSpecial guest
Sean Potter Timothy Omundson RecurringMain

Main

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The Cast.

Recurring

Amy's love interests

  • Michael Cassidy (John Slattery, Richard Burgi): He is Amy's ex-husband. He divorced Amy and married a woman named Leesha, who was younger and blonder than Amy. Michael tried to obtain full custody of Lauren, hoping his daughter would help him to mend his second marriage. He dropped the case when Leesha left him. He told Amy, though he stood by what he said about her in court, she was still a better parent than he.
  • Rob Meltzer (Tom Welling): He is Lauren's karate teacher, with whom Amy had a short fling. She dumped him for Tom Gillette, but later went back to Rob.
  • Tom Gillette (Gregory Harrison): Tom left Amy so he could return to his estranged wife.
  • Barry Krumble (Chris Sarandon): He is a fellow judge, whom Amy dated briefly. He "saved" her from embarrassment at her 10-year college reunion, but the relationship fizzled out when she realized they were not meant for each other because he could not "live in the moment" the way she did.
  • Stuart Collins (Reed Diamond): He is a lawyer who, after several on/offs, became engaged to Amy. They rekindled their relationship when she asked him to be Eric Black's lawyer, but she ended the relationship by leaving him at the altar. Six months later, she learned he had married a 22-year-old Polynesian woman whom he met on the trip that was supposed to have been their honeymoon.
  • David McClaren (Adrian Pasdar): He is a widowed assistant state's attorney and the father of Lauren's boyfriend, Victor. His relationship with Amy was rocky from the beginning, as he was still dealing with his wife's murder. He attended victims' support group meetings, one of which he asked Amy to attend. Amy became pregnant by him, and they planned to buy a house together. Amy had a miscarriage and, in her grief, kept David at a distance. This resulted in him breaking up with her.

Maxine's love interests

  • Jared Duff (Richard Crenna): He is a wealthy businessman who met Maxine at a local diner, which he later purchased for her. Things between them became rocky several times, once because of his son's opposition to the relationship. They became engaged in 2003, but Jared died two days before the wedding.
  • Ignacio Messina (Cheech Marin): He is the landscape designer whom Maxine hired to work on her garden. The two became close, but Maxine learned he was not legally divorced from his wife and he had two children: Courtney Messina (Jossara Jinaro) and Raul Messina (Tito Ortiz). Ignacio's mother hated Maxine, which she found extremely funny. Maxine refused to date him when she learned his divorce wasn't final. They continued their friendship bound by a complicated set of rules Maxine established to prove they weren't dating. He remained very supportive during Maxine's health problems. When his divorce became final, they began dating again in a complicated relationship. At one point Maxine thought they were getting too close and she actually gave him away to her friend Patsy. She later regretted it and asked Ignacio to dump Patsy. He refuses to live by Maxine's ever-changing rules and confronts her with a marriage proposal as a solution, which she accepts.

Murdered cast member

On October 21, 2005, 16-year-old Tara Correa (who played Graciela Reyes in the show) was shot to death outside an apartment complex in Inglewood, California. Suspected gang member Damien Watts, 20, was charged with her murder on March 1, 2006; he was convicted on January 23, 2009. [4] When charged, Watts was in custody for a separate shooting. [5] Watts was sentenced on February 27, 2009 to life imprisonment, with no chance of parole. [6]

Production

Judging Amy takes place in Hartford, Connecticut. Although the show often shows the Hartford Judicial District Court as having the address of 1265 (street unknown), the actual address of the Hartford Judicial District is 95 Washington Street, family matters are heard on 90 Washington Street and the Superior Court Juvenile Matters of Hartford is in 920 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106. [7]

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1 23September 19, 1999 (1999-09-19)May 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)
2 22October 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)May 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
3 24September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)May 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)
4 24October 1, 2002 (2002-10-01)May 13, 2003 (2003-05-13)
5 23September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18)
6 22September 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)May 3, 2005 (2005-05-03)

Season 1 (1999–2000)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"Pilot" James Hayman Story by: John Tinker & Bill D'Elia
Teleplay by: Barbara Hall & John Tinker & Bill D'Elia
September 19, 1999 (1999-09-19)1ADG01
22"Short Calendar" Jack Bender Nicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichSeptember 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)1ADG02
33"Trial by Jury"James Hayman Natalie Chaidez September 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)1ADG04
44"Victim Soul" James Frawley Barbara HallOctober 5, 1999 (1999-10-05)1ADG03
55"Last Tango in Hartford"James FrawleyNicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichOctober 12, 1999 (1999-10-12)1ADG05
66"Witch Hunt"Ken OlinPaul KaronOctober 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)1ADG06
77"Impartial Bias"James HaymanDavid W. ZuckerNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)1ADG07
88"Near Death Experience" Kevin Dowling Angel Dean LopezNovember 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)1ADG08
99"The Persistence of Tectonics"Joe Ann FogleRandall CaldwellNovember 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)1ADG09
1010"Crowded House" Martha Mitchell Lyla OliverNovember 30, 1999 (1999-11-30)1ADG10
1111"Presumed Innocent"James HaymanNatalie ChaidezDecember 14, 1999 (1999-12-14)1ADG11
1212"Spoil the Child" Kristoffer Tabori Nicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichJanuary 11, 2000 (2000-01-11)1ADG12
1313"Zero to Sixty" Anita W. Addison David Silverman & Marcy Gray RubinJanuary 18, 2000 (2000-01-18)1ADG13
1414"Shaken, Not Stirred" David Semel Kerry Lenhart & John J. SakmarFebruary 8, 2000 (2000-02-08)1ADG14
1515"Culture Class"Jack BenderTed MannFebruary 15, 2000 (2000-02-15)1ADG15
1616"The Wee Hours"James HaymanHart HansonFebruary 22, 2000 (2000-02-22)1ADG16
1717"Drawing the Line"Jack BenderLyla Oliver & Randall CaldwellFebruary 29, 2000 (2000-02-29)1ADG17
1818"Human Touch"Martha MitchellJoshua SternMarch 21, 2000 (2000-03-21)1ADG18
1919"The Out-of-Towners"Bob McCrackenHart Hanson & David W. ZuckerApril 18, 2000 (2000-04-18)1ADG19
2020"The God Thing"Kevin DowlingKaren HallMay 2, 2000 (2000-05-02)1ADG20
2121"Gray vs. Gray"James HaymanKerry Lenhart & John J. SakmarMay 9, 2000 (2000-05-09)1ADG21
2222"Not with a Whimper" David Platt Nicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichMay 16, 2000 (2000-05-16)1ADG22
2323"Blast from the Past"James HaymanBarbara HallMay 23, 2000 (2000-05-23)1ADG23

Season 2 (2000–2001)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
241"Zero Tolerance" James Hayman Barbara Hall October 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)2ADG01
252"You're Not the Boss of Me" Kevin Dowling Nicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichOctober 24, 2000 (2000-10-24)2ADG02
263"Instincts"Martin DavidsonLyla OliverOctober 31, 2000 (2000-10-31)2ADG03
274"Convictions" Martha Mitchell Randall CaldwellNovember 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)2ADG04
285"Unnecessary Roughness"David PlattHart HansonNovember 21, 2000 (2000-11-21)2ADG05
296"The Burden of Perspective" Kristoffer Tabori Joseph DoughertyNovember 28, 2000 (2000-11-28)2ADG06
307"Dog Days"James HaymanKaren HallDecember 12, 2000 (2000-12-12)2ADG07
318"Waterworld"Bob McCrackenNicole Yorkin & Dawn PrestwichDecember 19, 2000 (2000-12-19)2ADG08
329"The Undertow" Jack Bender Hart HansonJanuary 9, 2001 (2001-01-09)2ADG09
3310"Adoption Day"James HaymanPaul KaronJanuary 16, 2001 (2001-01-16)2ADG10
3411"The Claw is Our Master"Alvin BrownKaren HallJanuary 30, 2001 (2001-01-30)2ADG11
3512"8 1/2 Narrow" Helen Shaver Joseph DoughertyFebruary 6, 2001 (2001-02-06)2ADG12
3613"The Beginning, the End, and the Murky Middle"Elodie KeeneThad MumfordFebruary 13, 2001 (2001-02-13)2ADG13
3714"One For the Road" Brad Silberling Lyla OliverFebruary 20, 2001 (2001-02-20)2ADG14
3815"The Treachery of Compromise"Andrew RobinsonRandall CaldwellFebruary 27, 2001 (2001-02-27)2ADG15
3916"Everybody Falls Down"Jack BenderStory by: Sibyl Gardner
Teleplay by: Joseph Dougherty
March 20, 2001 (2001-03-20)2ADG16
4017"Romeo and Juliet Must Die—Well, Maybe Just Juliet"Kristoffer TaboriHart HansonApril 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)2ADG17
4118"The Unforgiven"James HaymanStory by: Karen Hall & Hart Hanson
Teleplay by: Karen Hall
April 24, 2001 (2001-04-24)2ADG18
4219"Between the Wanting and the Getting"Joseph DoughertyDawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin & Joseph DoughertyMay 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)2ADG19
4320"Grounded"James HaymanDawn Comer JeffersonMay 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)2ADG20
4421"Redheaded Stepchild"James HaymanBarbara Hall & Karen Hall & Hart HansonMay 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)2ADG21
4522"Hold on Tight"Kenneth ZunderBarbara HallMay 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)2ADG22

Season 3 (2001–2002)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
461"The Last Word"Daniel Sackheim Barbara Hall September 25, 2001 (2001-09-25)
472"Off the Grid" Jack Bender Joseph DoughertyOctober 2, 2001 (2001-10-02)
483"Darkness for Light"David PlattHart HansonOctober 9, 2001 (2001-10-09)
494"The Right Thing to Do"Joanna KernsBarbara HallOctober 16, 2001 (2001-10-16)
505"Look Closer"Paul Michael GlaserLyla OliverOctober 23, 2001 (2001-10-23)
516"The Unbearable Lightness of Being Family"Janet DavidsonRandall CaldwellOctober 30, 2001 (2001-10-30)
527"Imbroglio"Daniel SackheimRobert GirardiNovember 6, 2001 (2001-11-06)
538"Rights of Passage"Andrew RobinsonPaul GuyotNovember 20, 2001 (2001-11-20)
549"Surprised by Gravity"Kevin DowlingJoseph DoughertyNovember 27, 2001 (2001-11-27)
5510"Beating the Bounds"Keith SamplesHart HansonDecember 11, 2001 (2001-12-11)
5611"Crime and Puzzlement"Elodie KeeneKaren HallDecember 18, 2001 (2001-12-18)
5712"Who Shot Dick?"Nancy MaloneBarbara HallJanuary 8, 2002 (2002-01-08)
5813"The Cook of the Money Pot"James HaymanLyla OliverJanuary 15, 2002 (2002-01-15)
5914"The Extinction of the Dinosaurs"Lee Shallat-ChemelRandall CaldwellJanuary 22, 2002 (2002-01-22)
6015"Can They Do That With Vegetables?"Thomas R. MooreDawn Comer JeffersonFebruary 5, 2002 (2002-02-05)
6116"Woman in Cacti With a Curled Up Rat"Joe Ann FogleKaren HallFebruary 26, 2002 (2002-02-26)
6217"Not Stumbling, But Dancing"Joseph DoughertyJoseph DoughertyMarch 5, 2002 (2002-03-05)
6318"The Justice League of America"Martha MitchellHart HansonMarch 26, 2002 (2002-03-26)
6419"Men Aren't Monsters"Richard GershmanStephen NeigherApril 2, 2002 (2002-04-02)
6520"The Bottle Show"Andrew RobinsonBarry O'BrienApril 9, 2002 (2002-04-09)
6621"Tidal Wave"Kevin DowlingLyla Oliver & Randall CaldwellApril 23, 2002 (2002-04-23)
6722"Boston Terriers from France"Peter LevinStory by: Karen Hall
Teleplay by: Paul Guyot & Dawn Comer Jefferson
May 7, 2002 (2002-05-07)
6823"Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition"Elodie KeeneHart HansonMay 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)
6924"Come Back Soon"Daniel SackheimBarbara HallMay 21, 2002 (2002-05-21)

Season 4 (2002–2003)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
701"Lost in the System"James FrawleyBarbara HallOctober 1, 2002 (2002-10-01)
712"Thursday’s Child"Joe Ann FogleHart HansonOctober 8, 2002 (2002-10-08)
723"Every Stranger’s Face I See"Peter LevinAlex TaubOctober 15, 2002 (2002-10-15)
734"The Frozen Zone"Alan MyersonKaren HallOctober 22, 2002 (2002-10-22)
745"Cause for Alarm"Elodie KeeneRandall CaldwellOctober 29, 2002 (2002-10-29)
756"Roses and Truth"Kevin DowlingLyla OliverNovember 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)
767"Damage Control"James FrawleyPaul GuyotNovember 12, 2002 (2002-11-12)
778"A Pretty Good Day"Joe Ann FogleDawn Comer JeffersonNovember 19, 2002 (2002-11-19)
789"Boys to Men"Helen ShaverBarbara HallNovember 26, 2002 (2002-11-26)
7910"People of the Lie"Andrew RobinsonKaren HallDecember 10, 2002 (2002-12-10)
8011"Lost and Found"James HaymanAlex TaubDecember 17, 2002 (2002-12-17)
8112"Ye Olde Freedom Inn"Kevin DowlingLyla OliverJanuary 7, 2003 (2003-01-07)
8213"The Best Interests of the Child"Richard GershmanRandall CaldwellJanuary 21, 2003 (2003-01-21)
8314"Wild Card"Alan MyersonMatt WittenFebruary 4, 2003 (2003-02-04)
8415"Maxine, Interrupted"James FrawleyKaren HallFebruary 11, 2003 (2003-02-11)
8516"Sixteen Going on Seventeen"Fred GerberAlex TaubFebruary 18, 2003 (2003-02-18)
8617"Judging Eric"Donna DeitchHart HansonFebruary 25, 2003 (2003-02-25)
8718"Looking for Quarters"James HaymanPaul GuyotMarch 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
8819"Just Say Oops"Helen ShaverDawn Comer JeffersonApril 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)
8920"Requiem"Peter LevinBarbara HallApril 15, 2003 (2003-04-15)
9021"Picture of Perfect"Kenneth ZunderStephanie RippsApril 22, 2003 (2003-04-22)
9122"CSO: Hartford"James FrawleyLyla Oliver & Paul GuyotApril 29, 2003 (2003-04-29)
9223"Marry, Marry Quite Contrary"Alan MyersonJames Stanley & Dianne Messina StanleyMay 6, 2003 (2003-05-06)
9324"Shock and Awe"James FrawleyStory by: Alex Taub
Teleplay by: Randall Caldwell & Dawn Comer Jefferson
May 13, 2003 (2003-05-13)

Season 5 (2003–2004)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
941"Motion Sickness"James FrawleyAlex TaubSeptember 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
952"Going Down"Paul Michael GlaserKaren HallSeptember 30, 2003 (2003-09-30)
963"Ex Parte of Five"Helen ShaverCarla KettnerOctober 7, 2003 (2003-10-07)
974"Tricks of the Trade"Peter LevinLyla OliverOctober 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)
985"The Wrong Man"James FrawleyCarol BarbeeOctober 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
996"Into the Fire"Kevin DowlingPaul GuyotOctober 28, 2003 (2003-10-28)
1007"Kilt Trip"Alan MyersonKaren Hall & Alex TaubNovember 4, 2003 (2003-11-04)
1018"The Long Goodbye"Vincent MisianoBarry O'BrienNovember 11, 2003 (2003-11-11)
1029"Rumspringa"Mel DamskiStephanie RippsNovember 25, 2003 (2003-11-25)
10310"Sex and the Single Mother"Karen ArthurStory by: Carla Kettner
Teleplay by: Barry O'Brien & Paul Guyot
December 16, 2003 (2003-12-16)
10411"Christenings"Martha MitchellCarol BarbeeJanuary 6, 2004 (2004-01-06)
10512"Dancing in the Dark"Andrew RobinsonLyla OliverJanuary 13, 2004 (2004-01-13)
10613"Sins of the Father"Richard GershmanAlison CareyFebruary 3, 2004 (2004-02-03)
10714"Roadhouse Blues"Helen ShaverBarry O'BrienFebruary 10, 2004 (2004-02-10)
10815"Werewolves of Hartford"Jessica LandawPaul GuyotFebruary 17, 2004 (2004-02-17)
10916"Baggage Claim"Lewis H. GouldStory by: Stephanie Ripps
Teleplay by: Carol Barbee
February 24, 2004 (2004-02-24)
11017"The Song that Never Ends"James FrawleyStory by: Lyla Oliver
Teleplay by: Paul Guyot & Barry O'Brien
March 2, 2004 (2004-03-02)
11118"Disposable"Alan MyersonDiego GutierrezMarch 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
11219"The Quick and the Dead"Andrew RobinsonLyla OliverApril 6, 2004 (2004-04-06)
11320"Slade’s Chophouse"Fred GerberKaren HallApril 27, 2004 (2004-04-27)
11421"Predictive Neglect"James FrawleyRob FrescoMay 4, 2004 (2004-05-04)
11522"My Little Runway"Helen ShaverCarol BarbeeMay 11, 2004 (2004-05-11)
11623"Sex, Lives and Expedia.com"James FrawleyStory by: Paul Guyot & Barry O'Brien
Teleplay by: Karen Hall & Lyla Oliver
May 18, 2004 (2004-05-18)

Season 6 (2004–2005)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1171"Accountability" James Frawley Richard Kramer & Carol BarbeeSeptember 28, 2004 (2004-09-28)
1182"Lullaby" Helen Shaver Barry O'BrienOctober 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
1193"Legacy"Fred GerberConstance M. BurgeOctober 19, 2004 (2004-10-19)
1204"Consent"Alan MyersonSamuel BernsteinOctober 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
1215"Order and Chaos" Matt Shakman Christopher AmbroseNovember 23, 2004 (2004-11-23)
1226"Catching It Early"Lewis H. GouldK.J. SteinbergNovember 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
1237"Early Winter"James FrawleyStephen Scaia & Matthew FedermanDecember 7, 2004 (2004-12-07)
1248"Conditional Surrender"Helen ShaverMatthew J. LiebermanDecember 14, 2004 (2004-12-14)
1259"Silent Era" Martha Mitchell Carol BarbeeJanuary 11, 2005 (2005-01-11)
12610"The Long Run"Andrew RobinsonBarry O'BrienJanuary 18, 2005 (2005-01-18)
12711"10,000 Steps"Richard GershmanConstance M. BurgeJanuary 25, 2005 (2005-01-25)
12812"You Don’t Know Me"James KramerChristopher AmbroseFebruary 1, 2005 (2005-02-01)
12913"Dream a Little Dream"James FrawleyAdam BelanoffFebruary 15, 2005 (2005-02-15)
13014"Happy Borthday"Helen ShaverCarol BarbeeFebruary 22, 2005 (2005-02-22)
13115"Hard to Get"Bill RauchMatthew J. LiebermanMarch 8, 2005 (2005-03-08)
13216"The Paper War"Fred GerberStephen Scaia & Matthew FedermanMarch 15, 2005 (2005-03-15)
13317"The New Normal"Helen ShaverDavid McMillanMarch 22, 2005 (2005-03-22)
13418"Sorry I Missed You"Alan MyersonK.J. SteinbergApril 5, 2005 (2005-04-05)
13519"Revolutions Per Minute"John Kent HarrisonRobert LevineApril 12, 2005 (2005-04-12)
13620"Too Little, Too Late"Jessica LandawChristopher AmbroseApril 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)
13721"Getting Out"Richard GershmanBarry O'BrienApril 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
13822"My Name is Amy Gray…"Helen ShaverCarol BarbeeMay 3, 2005 (2005-05-03)

Broadcast

After six seasons, Judging Amy was canceled by CBS on May 18, 2005. In the United States, repeats aired on TNT until the fall of 2007. On July 17, 2011, UP (the former Gospel Music Channel) began airing the series daily, albeit with content and episode edits (including episode removals) to conform to the network's programming direction and ownership. Since February 2016 it has aired more intermittently on the network, mainly in the form of all-day marathons (episode removals have been relaxed under a more secular programming direction that included fellow Connecticut-set series Gilmore Girls being added to UP's schedule).

Judging Amy is broadcast in Australia on channels ELEVEN and 111 Hits and in New Zealand on Prime. In Canada, the show aired on channel Séries+ and, beginning in September 2017, in French with described video on AMI-télé. Ireland's TV3 carried the show, as did UK stations Living TV, Hallmark, Channel 4, and CBS Drama, Israel's YES Base Channel also carries the show.

Reception

Critical

Several reviewers have suggested the show took inspiration from the formula established by Providence . [8] Reviewers also cite the relationship between Brenneman and Daly's characters as the selling point of the show. [9] Also likely is the physical similarities at the time between Brenneman and the lead actress in Providence, Melina Kanakaredes.

Amy Gray makes reference to Providence in episode 3.18, "The Justice League of America". In this episode, Amy is attending her Harvard Law School class' tenth reunion, and her old friends cannot seem to remember Amy has moved to Hartford. They think she resides in Providence. Finally, Amy is pushed to state, "It's Hartford, David. Providence is a whole other universe."

Ratings

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Amy Wyatt is a fictional character from the British soap opera Emmerdale, played by Natalie Ann Jamieson. She debuted on-screen during the episode airing on 8 October 2010, played by Chelsea Halfpenny. Since her inception Amy has been central to main storylines and has been played as the serial's rebellious teenager. Halfpenny has said she enjoys playing the character's mischievous side. Amy's unstable upbringing in children's homes and foster care has impacted on her persona. She is a troubled character and protects herself by creating a hard exterior. Amy's biggest fear is embarrassment and she aspires to lead a normal family life with her foster parents Val Pollard and Eric Pollard. As her storylines have developed she has grown close to the pair, yet rebelled at various stages. Charlie Hardwick and Chris Chittell who play Val and Eric have expressed their delight with the positive impact Amy has had on their on-screen family. She has a kooky style and wears heavy make-up.

Kyle Canning Fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours

Kyle Canning is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Chris Milligan. The actor successfully auditioned for the six-week recurring role of Kyle and he made his first on screen appearance on 26 November 2008. Milligan was later asked back every couple of months to do a few weeks filming. After eighteen months of playing Kyle on a part-time basis, Milligan was given a full-time contract deal and he and his character were promoted to the regular cast. Milligan said he was ecstatic about his promotion and looked forward to developing his character further. In August 2011, Milligan had to be written out of Neighbours temporarily, so he could recover from an injury he sustained off screen. Milligan chose to leave Neighbours in 2015 and Kyle departed on 8 April 2016. He made a brief return from 15 to 20 September 2016, and returned as a regular character from 2 April 2019.

Maxine Minniver Fictional character from Hollyoaks

Maxine Stephanie Minniver is a fictional character from the British Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks, played by Nikki Sanderson. The character made her first on-screen appearance on 6 November 2012. Maxine's storylines have included: domestic violence at the hands of Patrick Blake ; giving birth to Patrick's daughter Minnie with Down's syndrome, a relationship with her stepson Dodger Savage, a custody battle against Patrick for Minnie, with him attempting to portray her as an alcoholic; her relationship with Darren Osborne ; coping with Patrick's motor neurone disease; burying Patrick's body in the city wall after he was murdered by his granddaughter Nico Blake and discovering that he framed her for his murder; getting engaged to Warren Fox ; falling pregnant and not knowing whether the father is Warren or her boyfriend Adam Donovan ; miscarrying the baby after being trapped in a lift by Nico; a love triangle with Adam and his ex-fiancée, Darcy Wilde ; a relationship with Damon Kinsella ; and suffering from Munchausen syndrome.

Vincent Hubbard fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders

Vincent Hubbard is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Richard Blackwood. He was introduced by executive producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins during the show's 30th anniversary celebrations, and was later revealed to be the husband of Kim Fox. He made his first appearance on 17 February 2015 during the show's 5015th episode, and returned on two separate occasions on 19 February, one of which was in a flashback episode in which he gives Ronnie Mitchell a gun. During these appearances, he is only credited as "Vincent", concealing his connection to Kim. He returned as a regular character on 21 April 2015.

Amy Williams (<i>Neighbours</i>)

Amy Williams is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Zoe Cramond. She made her first screen appearance on 25 May 1988. The character was originally played by child actress Nicolette Minster, while Sheridan Compagnino took over the role for Amy's reappearance in 1992. In May 2015, it was announced Amy would be returning to Neighbours and Cramond was cast in the role. She made her first screen appearance as Amy on 2 June 2015. Amy is the eldest child of Paul Robinson.

Gary Canning Fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours

Gary Canning is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Neighbours, played by Damien Richardson. He made his first appearance during the episode broadcast on 7 November 2014. Richardson previously appeared in the show in 1992. Following his first stint as Gary, Richardson reprised the role in late 2015 and returned the following year. Gary is portrayed as an easy-going, work shy bogan. He was introduced as the estranged father of Kyle Canning, and his early storylines focused on his attempts to reconnect with his family. After accepting money from Paul Robinson to beat Ezra Hanley, Gary was sent to prison.

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