SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE


The Guardian

Genres: Drama

Rate:

7.3

Add to Show Favourites

About the Show

The Guardian is an American television drama series created by David Hollander which revolves around Nick Fallin, a corporate attorney sentenced to community service with Legal Services of Pittsburgh as the result of a drug conviction.

The plot focuses on Nick's community service and recovery from drug addiction, as well as his strained relationship with his father.

The series originally aired in the USA on CBS from 25 September, 2001 to 4 May, 2004. There are 67 hour-long episodes in three seasons.

The Guardian originally aired in South Africa on M-Net from 29 January, 2002 to 15 October, 2004. It later aired on SABC2 and DStv's Sony Entertainment Television (SET) channel. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 3 premiered on SET on Thursday 12 February 2009, at 21h15. There are 22 episodes in the third and final season.

SET Repeats

Fridays: 02h25, 05h05
Saturdays: 07h40, 16h10
Sundays: 06h50

Synopsis

The Guardian revolves around a hotshot, thirty-something lawyer who, after being arrested for using drugs, must perform community service or risk being disbarred.

While closing lucrative deals at his high-powered law firm, Nick (Simon Baker) is forced to work for a legal services office run by Alvin Masterson (Alan Rosenberg), a boss who is determined to keep Nick honest.

Although his father, Burton (Dabney Coleman), wavers between pride and concern over his son's work performance, Nick attempts to appease him and his high-paying clients while devoting his time to a place where he can help those truly in need.

Straddling two vastly different legal worlds, Nick is determined to maintain his fast-paced lifestyle as he tackles cases involving people caught up in difficult circumstances.

Seasons

Season 1 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 29 January 2002 | Finale: 25 June 2002 | Tuesdays, 19h30
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: Unknown | Finale: Unknown
Channel: SET | Premiere: 2 November 2007 | Finale: 28 March 2008 | Fridays

Season 2 (23 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 3 July 2003 | Finale: 4 December 2003 | Thursdays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: Unknown | Finale: Unknown
Channel: SET | Premiere: 2 September 2008 | Finale: 3 February 2009 | Tuesdays, 22h00

Season 3 (22 episodes)

Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 21 May 2004 | Finale: 15 October 2004 | Fridays, 19h00
Channel: SABC2 | Premiere: 30 September 2006 | Finale: 24 February 2007 | Saturdays, 23h30
Channel: SET | Premiere: 12 February 2009 | Finale: 9 July 2009 | Thursdays, 21h15


Starring

as
Alvin Masterson

as
Amanda Bowles

as
Burton Fallin

as
Jake Straka

as
Louisa Archer

as
Nick Fallin


LATEST ARTICLES

The taxi bosses of Isibaya in real life

Carte Blanche gets into the back seat of a real life taxi boss and it's just like the TV show. Bullets fly.


Skeem Saam Teasers - September 2022

Kat gets struck by gut wrenching betrayal and there's a battle of the sexes at the Grade 8 debate.


New on TV today: Friday 12 August

True drama Five Days at Memorial releases on Apple TV+ and comedy This Fool loads on Disney+.


Top Shows on TV: July 2022

No high note for Idols despite Somizi's comeback.


uBettina Wethu 2 Teasers - August 2022

Back! Get a taste of the opening episodes of the new season, starring a new cast.


Durban Gen Teasers - September 2022

Dhlomo turns Sne against Phumeza and there's a new superintendent. Who?


New on TV today: Thursday 11 August

Mystery series Holding starts on BritBox and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return to 1Magic.


Die Put 2 Teasers - August 2022

Back! A first look at what to expect when Die Put returns to eExtra once Die Binnekring ends.


Scandal! Teasers - September 2022

Javas crosses a line, detective Dintle investigates and "off-limits" becomes a turn on.


New on TV today: Wednesday 10 August

Netflix builds you an Instant Dream Home as Curiosity investigates Super Slime.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS





×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.