Canterbury's Law

Series Summary
Elizabeth Canterbury is a feisty defense attorney who thinks nothing of putting her career on the line as she tackles high-risk and often unpopular cases. Elizabeth and her law professor husband Matt have settled in Providence, R.I., hoping to distance themselves from the still-unsolved disappearance of their young son. Ironically, however, Elizabeth's determination to win justice for her clients only drives home the fact that she and Matt have won no such justice for themselves. Her colleagues include Russell Krauss, an attorney who unfairly was forced out of his job with the local district attorney's office after facing down his corrupt boss, and associates Chester Grant, a congressman's son, and Molly McConnell, who often finds herself disagreeing with Elizabeth.

Air Dates: 2008 - Present

Genres: Drama, Law

Network: FOX


  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Sick as Your Secrets Apr 18, 2008

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    Elizabeth tries to avoid defending an admitted rapist; Chester goes after a greedy slumlord after a rat disfigures a girl living in one of his rodent-infested properties; Molly receives the results of her bar exam.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : Trade-Off Apr 11, 2008

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    Elizabeth tries to cut a deal and get her affairs in order, but Russell, Chester and Molly begin building a surprise defense involving Elizabeth's prosecutor, Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Sweet Sixteen Apr 4, 2008

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    Elizabeth defends two high-school students accused of soliciting murder, but one of the girls switches lawyers and cuts a deal, making it a case of "she said, she said."

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : What Goes Around Mar 28, 2008

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    Vindictive Deputy Attorney General Williams builds a case against Elizabeth to prove that she broke the law while defending a man accused of murdering a child; terrified and unprepared, Molly mounts her first defense.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : Baggage Mar 17, 2008

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    Elizabeth represents a man who claims to have "special powers" after he finds the remains of a man who has been missing for almost 20 years; Elizabeth makes a startling admission about Sam's abduction.

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  • As Elizabeth Canterbury, Julianna Margulies is a feisty pit bull in designer heels. She's willing to do just about everything to clear her clients. If there's one fairy-tale aspect to the show, it's that she's able to take on only clients who are actually innocent. Show More

  • Margulies is sufficiently skilled that she finds the parts of Elizabeth Canterbury we can like, and her internal struggle is what makes this more than just the latest lawyer show. Show More

  • If any lawyer ever did even a third of the things that Elizabeth Canterbury does on Canterbury's Law, the outrageous Denis Leary/Jim Serpico show that premieres tonight, she'd be disbarred in about six and a half seconds. But luckily this is TV, where lawyers-gone-wild are an always fun-to-watch staple. Show More

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