Judging Amy

Genres: Drama



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Judging Amy is an American television drama series created by Amy Brenneman, Bill D'Elia and John Tinker about a single mother who has left New York behind to become a Family Court judge in Hartford, Connecticut. The show is based on Amy Brenneman's mother's actual life.

The series originally aired in the USA on CBS from 19 September, 1999 to 3 May, 2005. There are 138 hour-long episodes in six seasons.

The series originally aired in South Africa on SABC2, from 7 November, 2001 to 18 January, 2006. It later aired on DStv's M-Net Series and Sony Entertainment Television (SONY) channels. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 5 premiered on SONY on Tuesday 16 October 2012, at 15h10. New episodes broadcast daily, on weekdays. There are 23 episodes in the fifth season.


Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman) is a young New York attorney who, after separating from her husband, returns with her young daughter to her childhood home in Hartford, Connecticut.

She becomes a judge on that city's family court at age 34 and eventually gets a divorce. Her mother Maxine (Tyne Daly), with whom she lives, is a social worker for the Department of Children and Family Services, and often at odds with her boss, Sean Potter (Timothy Omundson).

Assisting Amy in the courtroom are her Court Services officer, Bruce Van Exel (Richard T. Jones) and her eager court clerk-turned-lawyer, Donna Kozlowski (Jillian Armenante).

Amy re-establishes relationships with her younger brother Vincent (Dan Futterman), her older brother Peter (Marcus Giamatti) and his wife Gillian (Jessica Tuck).

Judging Amy, based on the real-life story of lead actress, Brenneman's mother, is about three generations of women living together as they confront the personal and professional dilemmas in their changing, challenging lives.


Season 1 (23 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 7 Nov 2001 | Finale: 10 Apr 2002 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 15 Dec 2003 | Finale: 24 May 2004 | Mondays, 21h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 8 Mar 2011 | Finale: 9 Aug 2011 | Tuesdays, 21h25

Season 2 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 17 Apr 2002 | Finale: 11 Sep 2002 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 31 May 2004 | Finale: 25 Oct 2004 | Mondays, 21h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 16 Aug 2011 | Finale: 10 Jan 2012 | Tuesdays, 21h20

Season 3 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 18 Sep 2002 | Finale: 26 Feb 2003 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 1 Nov 2004 | Finale: 11 Apr 2005 | Mondays, 21h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 26 Jan 2012 | Finale: 5 Jul 2012 | Thursdays, 20h30

Season 4 (24 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 5 Mar 2003 | Finale: 13 Aug 2003 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 18 Mar 2007 | Finale: 26 Aug 2007 | Sundays, 20h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 12 Sep 2012 | Finale: 15 Oct 2012 | Weekdays, 15h15

Season 5 (23 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 18 Aug 2004 | Finale: 19 Jan 2005 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 2 Sep 2007 | Finale: 3 Feb 2008 | Sundays, 20h00
Channel: SONY | Premiere: 16 Oct 2012 | Finale: 15 Nov 2012 | Weekdays, 15h10

Season 6 (22 episodes)

Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 24 Aug 2005 | Finale: 18 Jan 2006 | Wednesdays, 19h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 10 Feb 2008 | Finale: 6 Jul 2008 | Sundays, 20h00


Amy Gray

Bruce van Exel

Donna Kozlowski

Gillian Gray

Lauren Cassidy

Maxine McCarty Gray

Peter Gray

Sean Potter

Vincent Gray

Kyle McCarty


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