Question: What was the name of the short-lived series in which Alan Arkin played an attorney nearing retirement with a wife and estranged daughter who was usually consulting with the black lesbian judge? — Linda

Televisionary: Sounds like you're thinking of A&E's 100 Centre Street, which debuted in January 2001 and ran for 31 episodes. In the series, created by director Sidney Lumet, Arkin played leftie a judge known as "Let-'em-go Joe," while LaTanya Richardson played his conservative counterpart. Also in the cast were Phyllis Newman as Arkin's wife, and Paula Devicq (Party of Five) and Bobby Cannavale (Third Watch) as young ADAs.