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Picket Fences (1992 - 1996)

Picket Fences (1992 - 1996)




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David E. Kelley's surreal slice of small-town Wisconsin life centered on the Brock family: the town's sheriff, his physician wife and their three kids. There was some conventional murder and mayhem, along with dark humor. The occasionally bizarre story lines (like a `serial bather' sneaking into homes) were often juxtaposed with ruminations on a variety of social issues (among them, bigamy and euthanasia). While never much of a ratings hit, this was a critical darling, winning 14 Emmys.

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1995, CBS, 22 episodes

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1994, CBS, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1993, CBS, 22 episodes

Critics Consensus: Kooky and a touch spooky, Picket Fences marries creator David E. Kelley's earnest topicality to a surreal small town setting, yielding a series that is both cloying and riveting.

1992, CBS, 23 episodes


Kathy Baker
as Dr. Jill Brock
Tom Skerritt
as Sheriff Jim Brock
Holly Marie Combs
as Kimberly Brock
Justin Shenkarow
as Matthew Brock
Adam Wylie
as Zach Brock
Fyvush Finkel
as Douglas Wambaugh
Ray Walston
as Judge Henry Bone
Costas Mandylor
as Kenny Lacos
Kelly Connell
as Carter Pike
Zelda Rubinstein
as Ginny Weeden
Michael Keenan
as Mayor Bill Pugen
Don Cheadle
as DA Jonathan Littleton
Marlee Matlin
as Mayor Laurie Bey
Dabbs Greer
as Novotny
Roy Dotrice
as Father Barrett
Amy Aquino
as Dr. Joey
Sam Anderson
as Agent Morell
Gary Frank
as Dr. Bufell
Adam Arkin
as Robert Biel
Erica Yohn
as Myriam
Paul Eiding
as Jason Steinberg
Richard Masur
as Ed Lawson
Lisa Chess
as Rebecca
Bojesse Christopher
as Billy O'Connell
Rusty Schwimmer
as Julia Boles
Liz Sagal
as Ellen
Jack Murdock
as Lunster
Dana Gladstone
as Michael Ralo
Ray McKinnon
as Jeffrey Murray
Gregg L. Daniel
as Eddy Dearden
Maggie Baird
as Marjorie Engrams
Linda Gehringer
as Marcia Banks
Jason Beghe
as DA Petrovek
Tom Everett
as John Engrams
Matt Salinger
as Dr. Shreve
Don Keefer
as Billy Shauger
George D. Wallace
as Father Lyne
Harry Smith
as Harry Smith
Michael Jeter
as Peter Lebeck
Lynnda Ferguson
as Julia Hutton
David Proval
as Frank the Potato Man
Richard Kiley
as Jill's Father
Harvey Jason
as Rabbi Jacobs
Elisabeth Moss
as Cynthia Parks
Thomas F. Duffy
as Deputy Tully
J. Kenneth Campbell
as Jonathan Braun
Molly McClure
as Mrs. Bayles
Olivia V. White
as Eve Stockton
Melinda Dillon
as Vicki Klausner
Russell Curry
as Dep. Thayer
Elaine Kagan
as Harriet Bridges
Diana Castle
as Minister
Gregory Vignolle
as Brian Latham
Bobby Harwell
as John Emmanuel
Cecil Hoffman
as Interpreter
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Mary Beiler
Lance Davis
as Danny Milch
Dan Kern
as Dr. Downey
Julie Payne
as Mrs. Kranepool
Geoffrey Nauffts
as Ben Speers
Don Stark
as Stubby Muller
Nancy Stephens
as Mrs. Kendall
Vic Polizos
as Ron Hall
Jeremy Roberts
as Carjacker
Paul Winfield
as Judge Nance
Courtney B. Vance
as Warren Grier
John Harkins
as Chief Justice Rehnquist
Scott Jaeck
as Tony Vogel
Linden Chiles
as Dr. Packard
Ann Marie Lee
as Mrs. Doyle
Erin Beaux
as Pete Hunnecker
Robert Foxworth
as Attorney General Lane
Dakin Matthews
as Henry Marshall
Julie Ariola
as Cara Hendricks
Richard Lawson
as Dale `Sky' Betts
Christopher Allport
as Dan Patterson
Howard S. Miller
as Burl Murkoff
Phyllis Lyons
as Marcia Lawson
Jack Black
as Curtis Williams
Patricia Gaul
as Marjorie
Tony Jay
as Rabbi Fishman
Miguel Nájera
as Joe Green
Kelli Williams
as Amish Woman
James Noah
as Andy McNeil
Kenneth White
as Grampa Bill
Thomas Ryan
as Leo Bauer
Stephen Gilborn
as Dr. Brennan
Nicholas Pryor
as Moriarity
Jack Shearer
as Justice Scalia
Van Quattro
as Robert Quincy Adams
Cully Fredricksen
as Special Agent Johnston
Edie McClurg
as Mother Dinkel
Pat Skipper
as Dep. Keenan
Kevin Scannell
as Derrick Hutton
Mandy Patinkin
as Dr. Geiger
Jonah Rooney
as Stuart Bodner
Bryan Clark
as Bishop Cole
April Ortiz
as Gloria Ramos
Chris Owen
as Milton
Adrian Sparks
as Dr. Marino
Dierk Torsek
as Dr. Mellor
Kate Benton
as Miss Winslow
Doris Belack
as Justice Ginsburg
Richard Hamilton
as Tobias Hostetter
Charles Rocket
as Disc Jockey
Akuyoe Graham
as Sister Cray
Clause Brooks
as David Robinson
Matt Frewer
as Teacher
Raffi De Blasio
as Kevin Quinn
Caryn West
as Mrs. Burton
Sage Allen
as Cecile
Dale Weston
as Marian Beecher
Jim Jansen
as George King
Robert Covarrubias
as Father Jesus
Joel Polis
as Dr. Paymer
James Earl Jones
as Bryant Thomas
Jane Kaczmarek
as Janice Neiman
as Jacob Levine
Carolyn Mignini
as Nancy King
Pat O'Brien
as Pat O'Brien
Richard Gant
as Randall
Blake Heron
as Troy Burton
Gary Carlos Cervantes
as Reporter No. 1
Claudette Sutherland
as Karla Fenwick
Karen Landry
as Gloria Borf
Bruce Gray
as Joseph
Chuck Kovacic
as Mr. Lenderhaus
Hector Elizondo
as Dr. Watters
Will Utay
as Justice Souter
Chris Carrara
as Bob O'Dell
Aki Aleong
as Abe Felsen
Melody Rae
as Libby Levine
Karen Ludwig
as Librarian
Jerome J. Front
as Geoffrey Swain
Marte Boyle Slout
as Mary Lou Urbanska
Lindsay Riddell
as Sarah Keegan
Daniel Beer
as Bruce Fenwick
Ed Koch
as Ed Koch
Hildy Brooks
as Attorney
Shane West
as Dave Lattimore
Lenny Von Dohlen
as Laurie's Brother
Lydia Hannibal
as Reporter No. 2
Darlene Cates
as Sophie Wallace
Scanlon Gail
as Kyle Hooley
Bobby Garabedian
as Jack Hughes
Dey Young
as Teacher
Alan Ruck
as Teacher
Eric Poppick
as Chauncey Smith
James Coburn
as Jimmy's Father
Louise Fletcher
as Laurie's Mother
Dan Butler
as Joe Henley
Barry Primus
as Rabbi Levin
Barbara Williams
as Vera Keegan
Ned Vaughn
as Dep. Carlson
Susan Angelo
as TV Reporter
Paul Williams
as Benjamin Weedon
Robert Harper
as Attorney
Eugene Greytak
as Pope John Paul II
Phillip Van Dyke
as Bobby Hutton
Loretta Devine
as Marla Melrose
Burke Roberts
as Scott Thompson
Jane Daly
as Elaine
Ned Bellamy
as Adam Wood
Priscilla Pointer
as Dr. Smithie
Kate Zentall
as Eleanor Thompson
Alan M. Dershowitz
as Alan Dershowitz
Dorothy Lyman
as Miriam Thorne
Jeff Corey
as Cancer Patient
Richard McKenzie
as Bishop Marsh
J.D. Hinton
as Fire Captain
Gregroy Vignolle
as Brian Latham
Christopher Pettiet
as Michael Hynes
Phil Reeves
as Attorney
Nicholas Pappone
as Mark Burton
Laurie O'Brien
as Sara Hynes
Wendy Phillips
as Janine Barrett
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 18, 1992
Genre: Drama
Executive Producer: David E. Kelley
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