L.A. Law

Cocreator Steven Bochco's classic law series is set in a ritzy L.A. firm, where caffeine and ego-driven meetings frequently veer from diverse cases into the hectic, neurotic personal lives of its large staff. Winner of 15 Emmys, it follows Bochco's successful `Hill Street Blues' formula of multiple, finely textured story lines in its office politics and (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 9 Venus Butterfly

First Aired: November 21, 1986

Van Owen (Susan Dey) prosecutes an AIDS patient (Peter Frechette) charged in the mercy killing of his lover; passions ignite among the 11 wives of a bigamist (Joe Mays); and Abby gets her hopes up searching for her son. Abby: Michele Greene. Gilliam: Stanley Kamel. Pierce: Sela Ward. Markowitz: Michael Tucker.

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  • Premiered: September 15, 1986
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  • Premise: Cocreator Steven Bochco's classic law series is set in a ritzy L.A. firm, where caffeine and ego-driven meetings frequently veer from diverse cases into the hectic, neurotic personal lives of its large staff. Winner of 15 Emmys, it follows Bochco's success… (more)

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