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Boston Public

2000-2005 Ended/Cancelled
 
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Show Summary
The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.

Theme song by Thomas Newman.
Main Cast
N/AAnthony Heald
as Scott Guber [S 1]
N/AChi McBride
as Steven Harper [S 1]
N/AFyvush Finkel
as Harvey Lipschultz [S 1]
N/AJessalyn Gilsig
as Lauren Davis [S 1]
 
N/AJoey Slotnick
as Milton Buttle [S 1]
© Lifetime TelevisionLoretta Devine
as Marla Hendricks [S 1]
N/ANicky Katt
as Harry Senate [S 1]
 
© NBC Photo: Mitchell HaasethRashida Jones
as Louisa Fenn [S 1]
N/ASharon Leal
as Marilyn Sudor [S 1]
N/AThomas McCarthy
as Kevin Riley [S 1]
Recurring Cast
Gina Philips as Jenna Miller [S 1] (5)


Premiered on Network:
FOX in US

Also known as:
Profesores de Boston

Genres: Comedy / Drama

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english finnish
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Plot
1x01 - Chapter One:
Another school year is off to a booming start at Winslow High School -- an urban high school outside of Boston. Principal Steven Harper spends his days putting out fires, defending his faculty and just trying to keep it together. Lauren Davis, the idealistic head of the social studies department, and Harry Senate, a geology teacher with buried secrets, are embroiled in controversy for failing the star running back before a huge game with the cross-town rivals. But they both have bigger personal  [...] (More)
1x02 - Chapter Two:
Last week's bra protest has resulted in school unity. All the girls have decided to go braless in a show of solidarity with Dana Poole. As bras flap ceremoniously from every other locker, Principal Harper juggles a variety of other issues. The superintendent is breathing down Harper's neck because Lauren has rallied a few of the other teachers and they all refuse to get fingerprinted. Also, Marla, who's supposed to be on medical leave, has shown up for work, and Lipschultz, the man behind the  [...] (More)
1x03 - Chapter Three:
Principal Harper's job is in jeopardy and an impending school board meeting has him on edge. Still, he can't help but get involved when Anthony Ward is found hanging upside down from the roof. It turns out the entire soccer team has ganged up on little Anthony since he thwarted their attempts to download answers for a test. Harper's decision to suspend the entire team, and thereby forfeit the soccer season, only adds fuel to Superintendent Marsha Shinn's fire. Meanwhile, Senate confesses to  [...] (More)
1x04 - Chapter Four:
Rehearsals are in full swing for the annual charity show. Marilyn is dismayed to learn that the main skit the students have prepared is a spoof of the Winslow High faculty -- complete with a gun-toting Senate and Buttle stuck inside a donkey! Elsewhere on campus, Lauren enters a stairwell and catches two student body presidential candidates engaged in a sex act. Lauren confronts the students -- Peter and Susan -- who deny any wrongdoing. However, when Peter later drops out of the election, it  [...] (More)
1x05 - Chapter Five:
It's Thanksgiving week, but no one seems particularly grateful. Guber, for example, is still upset over his onstage serenade at the charity show. Football player Jason Harrelson broke bully Malcolm White's arm during a fight in the hall. Buttle is starring in yet another Sheryl Holt original online humiliation cartoon. Last, but not least, Lauren discovered a senior sex posse which awards senior guys points for sex. In response to the sex posse scandal, Principal Harper organizes a sophomore  [...] (More)
1x06 - Chapter Six:
Tim McMahon, the math teacher and one of Harper's personal friends, collapses and dies at the school. The students organize an assembly in which several of them sing and pray to God. Marla Hendricks is also involved with that, and she is severely reprehended by Harper for that. Harper is also shocked to learn that Mr. McMahon had a relationship with a student, which turned out to be false after McMahon's psychiatrist told Harper he suffered from a delusional disorder. Mrs. Walsh, the 75 year-old  [...] (More)
1x07 - Chapter Seven:
Life seems to be one big lawsuit for Principal Harper. First, Mrs. Walsh, who was fired for spanking her students, sues for wrongful termination. Then, after Harper suspends Sheryl Holt for offensive content on her Web site, she sues to get the suspension overturned. Guber's brother, George, is representing Winslow High, but can't seem to defend himself against Guber. George set Guber up on a blind date with a touchy-feely masseuse, only for Guber to discover (mid-massage) that she's a call girl!  [...] (More)
1x08 - Chapter Eight:
Buttle encounters a beautiful college sophomore, Lisa, who shares his passion for Shakespeare. Intrigued by his knowledge of the bard, Lisa decides to sleep with Buttle and the two engage in an afternoon of earth-shattering sex. Back at Winslow High, Senate learns that Juan Figgis' mother has been convicted on drug charges and is going to jail. Determined to provide for his family, Juan ignores Senate's pleas to finish his education and drops out of school to support them. Meanwhile, Lipschultz  [...] (More)
1x09 - Chapter Nine:
The first day back at school has barely begun when the police show up looking for a murder suspect. A botched robbery has gone down a few blocks away and the panicked assailant, wearing a Winslow High letterman's jacket, shot and killed a man before heading towards school grounds. The police think the suspect is a student who is hiding on campus and demand to begin the search at once. Meanwhile, oblivious to the tense situation, Lisa and Buttle decide to have sex in the deserted boiler room.  [...] (More)
1x10 - Chapter Ten:
Sheryl Holt breaks the news about Milton and Lisa's secret affair on her Web site. Suspicious, Harper confronts Buttle about his sexual involvement, but Milton disavows any wrongdoing, claiming that he and Lisa have started a "Shakespeare Club." Concerned about his friend, Riley decides to keep quiet for now, but begs Buttle to stop seeing his new "girlfriend." However, Riley has his hands full with another explosive situation - an anonymous bully has severely beaten three male students. When he  [...] (More)
1x11 - Chapter Eleven:
Coach Riley has a serious crush on Marylin Sudor but is nervous about asking her out due to their racial differences. But when he and Buttle ask Ms. Sudor how she and Ms. Hendricks feel about dating white men, Marylin mistakenly assumes Coach wants to ask Marla out. Riley's "infatuation" with Marla appears on Sheryl Holt's Web site and Ms. Hendricks becomes extremely excited about the prospect of dating Coach. Eventually, Kevin tells Marylin the truth and she is forced to break the news to Marla,  [...] (More)
1x12 - Chapter Twelve:
As Senate approaches the school grounds, he saves a student from being attacked by gang members. After numerous attempts, Harry finally manages to get the boy to reveal that he is a member of the Crips and is attempting to leave the group because he killed a rival gang member. However, Senate is unable to help because he gave his word that he wouldn't discuss the situation with the authorities. Prevented from taking action, he reluctantly hides the truth from Lauren, his co-workers and the  [...] (More)
1x13 - Chapter Thirteen:
When Coach Riley is fired for withholding information about Buttle's affair, he hires the best attorneys in Boston - Ellenor Frutt and Jimmy Berluti. Ellenor immediately begins subpoenaing witnesses, sending a message to Winslow High that she means business. And in an effort to take Guber down, Coach Riley helps her play hardball by supplying incriminating evidence against numerous co-workers. The stress of the lawsuit has Guber and Harper at each other's throats. Harper is angry over Guber's  [...] (More)
1x14 - Chapter Fourteen:
Lauren finds Harry hasn't told his friend about her. Six teachers resign and Marla must teach a class she doesn't know how to. Scott wins a contest to be a guest conductor and asks Marilyn out when she is too nice to him. Steven and Harry look for a missing teacher.
1x15 - Chapter Fifteen:
Harry advises Tyronn to leave town when he is shot at. Harvey sends Scott on a two-hour drive for a non-existing conducting opportunity. A student accuses the cheerleading teacher of touching her in inappropriate ways.
1x16 - Chapter Sixteen:
Security tapes of the girls' shower room are missing... with footage of Lauren on them. Marla sends her entire class to the principal's office. Anthony's hit list is found. Lauren and Harry break up.
1x17 - Chapter Seventeen:
A student's mother complains about bus fumes to Steven. The tape of Lauren showering ends up on Sheryl Holt's webpage. Harry gets in trouble for knowing Tyronn was a murderer. Scott becomes Lisa Grier's co-teacher for her Shakespearre class.
1x18 - Chapter Eighteen:
Scott fires an art teacher twice. Christine Banks dies of a heart attack after winning a wrestling match. Harry finds out Dana Poole has become a stripper. Marla insults janitors and she finds one of her student's father is a janitor.
1x19 - Chapter Nineteen:
While heading to work, Lauren's car breaks downs. She gets so frustrated with it that she starts jumping up and down on it and smashing the windows with a baseball bat. Suddenly, an old student of hers appears named Daniel Evans who thanks her for changing his life. He shows her a history text book he has written and she is very impressed. He asks her out for a drink, and she immediately says yes. After, they head to her place and have a night of passion. The next day she tells Marilyn, who  [...] (More)
1x20 - Chapter Twenty:
Lauren continues her realtionship with Daniel. Marilyn finds out that Jeremy's mother is locking her son in the basement for punishment. Steven can't date a student's mother. Kevin punches an opponent ina debate.
1x21 - Chapter Twenty-One:
Marla is distressed to learn one of her senior students, a convicted sex offender, has asked a freshman girl to prom. The girl is the daughter of one of Marla's friends. Marla is unable to legally warn the girl of the boy's offense -- he served his sentence at a juvenile correction facility after being convicted of sexual assault with a 14-year-old. So she confronts the boy instead. Later, the boy's father confronts Marla and reminds her that she cannot legally divulge information about his son.  [...] (More)
1x22 - Chapter Twenty-Two:
Daniel approaches Lauren in the school parking lot as she is leaving work. He begs her to give him a chance and claims he's not dangerous. Lauren agrees to meet him at a restaurant to talk about it, but she's really only stalling. She reaches into her glove compartment for her gun, gets it, and points it at him. She tells him to get out of her sight. As graduation approaches at Winslow High, the staff deals with severe cases of "senioritis." Guber says high school has become three-and-a-half years  [...] (More)
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