The Defenders

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THE DEFENDERS is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot. read more
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THE DEFENDERS is a drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys who go all-in when it comes to representing their clients. Nick and Pete are the local go-to guys with an eclectic client list who are still looking to hit their own jackpot. Leading the law firm of Morelli & Kaczmarek are Nick Morelli, an earnest, hard-charging attorney who represents his clients to the best of his ability, no matter how big or small the case and his partner, Pete Kaczmarek, whose passion for the law is matched only by his love of fast cars, beautiful women and expensive clothes. Joining them in their growing law practice is new associate Lisa Tyler, an enthusiastic young attorney looking to put her exotic dancing days behind her and their young assistant, Sophie, a spunky and sweet ingenue who is eager to please her bosses. While Lady Luck shines on their legal careers, the partners have their hands full when it comes to their personal lives. With Pete busy cruising the Vegas Strip for his latest romantic conquest, Nick is focused on repairing a fractured marriage to his estranged wife and remaining present in the life of their young son. No matter the offense, Nick and Pete aim to prove that when the stakes are high, they're willing to bet the house on the clients they defend in Sin City.

Original Release

09/22/2010 on CBS

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Cast

Jerry O'Connell Pete Kaczmarek
Jim Belushi Nick Morelli
Jurnee Smollett Lisa Tyler
Tanya Fischer Zoey Waters
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Lisa Tyler
Teddy Sears ADA Thomas Cole
Monnae Michaell Judge Bass
Kuno Becker Tony Velasco
Nealla Gordon Judge Susan White
Ambrit Millhouse Court Clerk
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Pilot Wednesday, 22 September 2010
2 Las Vegas v. Reid Wednesday, 29 September 2010
3 Nevada v. Carter Wednesday, 06 October 2010
4 Nevada v. Cerrato Wednesday, 13 October 2010
5 Nevada v. Sen. Harper Wednesday, 20 October 2010
6 Nevada v. Rodgers Wednesday, 27 October 2010
7 Las Vegas v. Johnson Wednesday, 03 November 2010
8 Nevada v. Killa Diz Wednesday, 10 November 2010
9 Whitten v. Fenlee Wednesday, 17 November 2010
10 Nevada v. Dennis Wednesday, 08 December 2010
11 Nevada v. Riley Wednesday, 15 December 2010
12 Nevada v. Wayne Wednesday, 12 January 2011
13 Nevada v. Donnie the Numbers Guy Friday, 04 February 2011
14 Nevada v. Doug the Mule Friday, 11 February 2011
15 Nevada v. Hunter Friday, 18 February 2011
16 Noland v. Galloway Pharmaceuticals Friday, 25 February 2011
17 Nevada v. Greene Friday, 04 March 2011
18 Morelli v. Kaczmarek Friday, 11 March 2011

Directors

Charles Haid, Jeff Melman, Davis Guggenheim, Christine Moore, Paul McCrane, Timothy Busfield, Jamie Babbit, Greg Beeman, Brad Silberling, Rod Holcomb, Matt Earl Beesley, Richard J. Lewis, John F. Showalter, Jeff T. Thomas

Writers

Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller, Carolina Paiz, Peter Noah, Bruce Rasmussen, Brett Conrad, Jacqueline Hoyt, Matt Payne, Jordana Lewis Jaffe

Creators

Kevin Kennedy, Niels Mueller

Cast

Jerry O'Connell Pete Kaczmarek
Jim Belushi Nick Morelli
Jurnee Smollett Lisa Tyler
Tanya Fischer Zoey Waters
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Lisa Tyler
Teddy Sears ADA Thomas Cole
Monnae Michaell Judge Bass
Kuno Becker Tony Velasco
Nealla Gordon Judge Susan White
Ambrit Millhouse Court Clerk
Julian Acosta Judge Reyes
Cole Jensen Sammy Morelli
Gillian Vigman Jessica Morelli
Glynn Turman Judge Owens
Basilina Butler Bailiff
Robert Belushi ADA Nicholson
Frank Sinatra Jr. Himself
Stephanie Y. Wang Sonya Lee
A. Russell Andrews Det. Markowitz
Casey Hendershot Corrections officer

Producers

Kevin Kennedy Executive Producer
Niels Mueller Executive Producer
Davis Guggenheim Executive Producer
Carol Mendelsohn Executive Producer
Harry Gantz Executive Producer
Joe Gantz Executive Producer
Lewis Abel Executive Producer
Bruce Rasmussen Executive Producer
Greg Walker Executive Producer
Greg Walker Executive Producer
Kevin Kennedy Producer
Niels Mueller Producer
Davis Guggenheim Producer
Carol Mendelsohn Producer
Harry Gantz Producer
Joe Gantz Producer
John Forrest Niss Producer
Larry Goldstein Producer
Lewis Abel Producer
Michael Attanasio Producer
Brett Conrad Producer
Greg Walker Producer
Bruce Rasmussen Producer
Peter Noah Producer
Jacqueline Hoyt Producer
Larry Goldstein Producer

Editors

Farrel Levy, Mark Manos, Augie Hess, Brian Jonason

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