Ally McBeal

Series Summary
Ally McBeal is a young attorney who joins a prestigious law firm with a highly sexual environment and whose staff includes Ally's ex-boyfriend. The series contains fantasy sequences, flashbacks and voiceovers to reveal what Ally is really thinking. Many episodes contain an appearance by singer Vonda Shepard, who performed the show's theme song.

Air Dates: 1997 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: FOX

  • Season 5, Ep. 22 : BygonesMay 20, 2002

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    Ally ponders the future, as her daughter struggles at home and in school; the firm's lawyers undergo some changes of their own.

  • Season 5, Ep. 21 : All of MeMay 13, 2002

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    Ally and Liza represent a woman with two personalities, each of which has two different reasons for filing a lawsuit.

  • Season 5, Ep. 20 : What I'll Never Do for Love AgainMay 6, 2002

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    Fish's father (Charles Kimbrough) makes a surprise visit; Elaine auditions for a musical production in Boston.

  • Season 5, Ep. 19 : Another One Bites the DustApr 29, 2002

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    A gallery owner (Vanessa Williams) sues artist Victor Morrison (Jon Bon Jovi) for failing to meet the terms of a contract.

  • Season 5, Ep. 18 : Tom DooleyApr 22, 2002

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    Cage hires Liza Bump and offers her his office; Liza's first case is an accused bigamist; Tally Cupp takes the stand for the prosecution.

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  • In its present, second season, McBeal has turned into the sort of squirmy embarrassment its detractors said it was all along and those of us who found it an amusing divertissement always hoped it would never become. Show More

  • Pungent, sophisticated comedy. [14 Sep 1998] Show More

  • The question, of course, is whether the show can sustain its heat and, more importantly, its unique character and remarkable quality in its sophomore season. Tonight's season premiere suggests the answer is yes. [14 Sep 1998] Show More

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