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Deadline: Season 1 (2000-2001)



Critic Consensus: Deadline deserves credit for its excellent writing and stellar casting, but the drama's depiction of the journalism industry rings decidedly false.


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A mistake from `Law & Order' overseer Dick Wolf about a crusading Manhattan tabloid columnist and the journalism students who aid in his investigations. It was canceled after just five episodes, but eight more aired on West Coast NBC stations the following spring.


Oliver Platt
as Wallace Benton
Christina Chang
as Beth Khambu
Damon Gupton
as Charles Foster
Bebe Neuwirth
as Nikki Masucci
Tom Conti
as Si Beekman
Lili Taylor
as Hildy Baker
Hope Davis
as Brooke Benton
Chip Zien
as Sam Klein
Michael Gaston
as Walter Fresco
Robert Hogan
as Phil Carbone
Sarita Choudhury
as Sahira Ondaajte
Erik Jensen
as Sean Feldman
Alberto Vasquez
as Pablo Corrales
Mark Blum
as Rabbi Ahrenthal
Angela Lanza
as Christina Del Costa
John Bedford Lloyd
as Daniel Minton
Joe Grifasi
as Mike Phelan
Paul Provenza
as Zac Mason
Paul Rudd
as Zander
Stephanie Berry
as Shelly Braxton
David Aaron Baker
as Peter Wilding
Tony Lo Bianco
as Rosario Masucci
Tom Tammi
as Clark Horner
Abe Vigoda
as Spiaggio
Michael Genet
as Congressman Morris
Barnard Hughes
as Judge Panificio
Caprice Benedetti
as Valerie Dunne
Greg Cook
as Schreiber
Joanna Rhinehart
as Chantel Jackson
Angel L. Cabán
as Father Suarez
Tonya Patano
as Nurse Alice
Amy Wilson
as Kelli Moore
Chris Beetem
as Wentzel
Toni Kalem
as Angela
Tony Cucci
as Barry Lombino
Philip Levy
as Art Schnell
Greg Zittel
as Judge Calhoun
Sam McMurray
as Ed Condriet
Josh Stamberg
as Friedman
Rich Hebert
as Browning
Michael Mastro
as Dr. Grant
Kevin Mambo
as Dr. Jackson
Jean De Baer
as Dr. Amy Parker
Curtis L. McClarin
as Willie Washington
Jacinto Taras Riddick
as Rico Bradford
Elizabeth Van Dyke
as Mrs. Washington
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Critic Reviews for Deadline: Season 1

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9)

Culturebox couldn't help being disappointed to see journalists being as lionized as if they were doctors on ER.

October 25, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

[Deadline] gave me Dick Wolf fatigue around the three-quarters mark.

October 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Journalists are not heroes. This is the basic flaw of Deadline. If viewers can buy this fantasy, they'll find that Deadline is a typical [Dick] Wolf drama, sharply written and tightly executed by a marvelous cast.

October 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Despising journalists may be in vogue, but Platt is easy to like in the lead role. Still, it's the supporting cast that makes "Deadline" worth watching.

October 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Deadline is a flaccid, implausible piece of work. And thank goodness for newspapers -- TV shows about the online world would have been even worse.

October 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Deadline presents its hero as a smug, clever, overpaid overdresser, and that this caricature is embodied by feature-film character actor Oliver Platt with the jaunty glee of a performer relishing the chance to be a leading man for a change.

October 25, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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