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  Rated: 7+ (TV-PG)2001 - 20043 Seasons,Series EndedOn:    Tags:   

Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500 hours of community service, somehow to be squeezed into his 24/7 cutthroat world of mergers, acquisitions and board meetings. Reluctantly, he's now The Guardian - a part-time child advocate at Legal Aid Services, where one case after another is an eye-opening instance of kids caught up in difficult circumstances.The Guardian featuring Simon Baker and Dabney Coleman has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Prime Video, streaming with subscription on Hulu, streaming on CBS All Access, and 5 others. It's an action & adventure and crime show with 67 episodes over 3 seasons. The Guardian is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (4,276 votes).

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Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Pilot

S01 E01

Sep 26, 2001
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Pilot Sep 26, 2001 Nick Fallin, a high-powered, high-priced attorney living the good life is brought down to earth when he has to pay the price for his indulgent lifestyle. Busted for drugs, he must now perform 1,500 hours of community service and so Nick juggles his white-collar world of litigation with the not-for-profit world of child advocacy working with Children's Legal Services. Under the supervision of Alvin Masterson, Nick is thrust into the life of Hunter Reed, a young boy who has witnessed the murder of his mother by his father's hand. Back at Fallin & Associates, owned by Nick's father, Burton Fallin, he is dealing with company presidents who are looking to bring their business to Pittsburgh and spoiled dot com kids who want to get rich quick.

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Season 01, Episode 02 Reunion

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Oct 3, 2001
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Reunion Oct 3, 2001 Nick brings a lawsuit again the pharmaceutical company, Bendaprine, on behalf of Hunter Reed and his mother's estate for 10 million dollars. But, when Alvin Masterson gets wind of it he insists that Nick drop the case, being that it is a conflict of interest. Nick is quick to point out that Alvin took him off of Hunter's case and therefore he is acting within his rights as a lawyer for Fallin & Assoc. Meanwhile, James gets handed a case involving a 12-year-old boy who has been living with his older brother after their mother has been arrested for drugs. Marcus, Andre's older brother, is arrested for selling crack and James tries desperately to find a relative for the boy to act as guardian so the youth won't end up in juvenile detention like his brother. But, Andre doesn't want to be separated from Marcus and even when James succeeds in finding a relative, Andre makes it very clear he will stay with Marcus at all cost � even if he needs to get himself arrested to make it happen.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Paternity

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Oct 10, 2001
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Paternity Oct 10, 2001 Nick is given the case of a wheelchair-bound boy who is about to be placed in a group home while his mother does time for prostitution. The boy, Lawrence, wants to live with his stepfather, but the man has a criminal record. The state wants him to live at St. Riley's, but Lawrence doesn't want to live among the mentally disabled. Nick thinks the only chance for him is to track down the father, a former customer of the mother's, and sue for child support. But, when the father wants to have more of a relationship with the boy, everyone is caught off guard. Meanwhile, Burton and Nick help out an old friend when his daughter, Rebecca, tries to take over his business.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Lolita?

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Oct 17, 2001
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Lolita? Oct 17, 2001 Nick is taken off of the Hunter Reed case and assigned a case about a fifteen-year-old girl, April Santos, who claims to have been raped by her stepfather, a cop. Nick arranges for her maternal aunt to have guardianship, but Nick soon finds out that all is not what it appears to be and he must go to CLS and admit that he may have placed April in an even more dangerous environment than her home. And at Fallin & Assoc., John Clayton seeks the firm to reorganize his assets at his steel plant. Burton refuses, claiming that there is no money to be made, but Simon discovers that his father has a personal reason for refusing the business � Clayton Steel is the same plant that he worked at as a teenager alongside his father.

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Season 01, Episode 05 The Men from the Boys

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Oct 24, 2001
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The Men from the Boys Oct 24, 2001 Nick encounters problems with his 16-year-old gay gay client, who had been arrested for solicitation, when trying to place the boy with a gay couple rather than in a shelter.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Indian Summer

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Oct 31, 2001
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Indian Summer Oct 31, 2001 Nick is duped into representing a young woman who lied to him after they spent the night together.After Nick picks up a young woman named Dina at The Incline, they go back to his place for the night. The woman then reveals herself to be an orphaned, underaged girl whose younger sister is about to be placed in a new home where Dina is not wanted. She gives Nick an ultimatum that he must help her get placed in the same family as her sister or risk her going to the police about his underage encounter. He must uncover her true motives or risk the consequences of their ill-fated night together.Meanwhile, Alvin goes to extreme measures, including soliciting a donation from a wealthy socialite, in an effort to raise money after CLS loses its grant and the money runs out.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Feeding Frenzy

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Nov 7, 2001
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Feeding Frenzy Nov 7, 2001 Now that CLS has expanded its circle of operation to include all people needing legal aid, not just minors, Nick is given a case surrounding a retarded man, Malcolm Dempsy, who wants to remain living on his own. Though his mother fears for his safety, his next door neighbor and friend is a drug dealer, she has no proof and therefore the court will not remove him from his apartment. When Eddie, the suspected drug dealer, is murdered, Malcolm is accused of the murder and Nick must work to find the real killer - a search that puts him back in the world of drugs. Far more crucial to Fallin & Assoc. is the fact that Jake has hit another lawyer with his car and faces felony charges if the man dies. Burton Fallin is concerned that Jake's reckless driving has put the firm in danger of being sued and Jake feels the lawyer Burton has hired to defend him is more concerned about what's good for Fallin & Assoc. than what's good for Jake Straka. So, he embarks on his own investigative work to try to clear his name.

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Season 2

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Season 02, Episode 01 Testimony

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Sep 25, 2002
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Testimony Sep 25, 2002 Burton tries to save Nick who is behind bars temporarily for drug possession by looking for a defense in Mandy's daughter Shannon. Shannon's grandmother doesn't want her to testify.

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Season 02, Episode 02 Monster

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Oct 2, 2002
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Monster Oct 2, 2002 A 13 year old is charged with the rape and murder of his mother and could be tried for first-degree murder. Nick must try and get the case to juvenile court.

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Season 02, Episode 03 The Dead

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Oct 9, 2002
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The Dead Oct 9, 2002 Burton's past comes back to haunt him as he gets close to being a Federal Judge.

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Season 02, Episode 04 The Next Life

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Oct 16, 2002
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The Next Life Oct 16, 2002 After deciding to work together, Nick and Burton Fallin return to the old offices of Fallin & Associates to create a new firm, Fallin & Fallin. Finally working on equal ground, Nick and Burton's first big client turns out to be Allegheny County Hospital, which is under scrutiny as one of the nurses is arrested and confesses to killing patients in the oncology department during his shifts. The hospital faces several potential lawsuits from the family members of the patients who died. To assemble a strong team of attorneys, Nick and Burton bring in James Mooney to help with the case but soon discover that his grandmother died in that very hospital just a few months earlier. James immediately removes himself from the case but he eventually gives into his desire to fight for the underdogs and tries to find representation for the family members. Meanwhile, Nick is also thrown into a case as a favor to Laurie Solt, where he must defend a child's right to attend an adoption party. This is a concept that Alvin Masterson finds reprehensible, as he believes it treats the children as though they are cattle to be sold at market.

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Season 02, Episode 05 Assuming the Position

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Oct 23, 2002
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Assuming the Position Oct 23, 2002 Alvin head of Legal Severice of Pittsburgh is arested and LuLu takes over after seeing him on tv.

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Season 02, Episode 06 The Living

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Oct 30, 2002
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The Living Oct 30, 2002 As the legal guardian of two siblings he represented the year before, Nick must find the missing sister so she can be a bone-marrow donor to save her dying brother.

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Season 02, Episode 07 The Innocent

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Nov 13, 2002
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The Innocent Nov 13, 2002 Nick takes on the case of two children after their brother dies from their father's neglect.

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Season 3

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Season 03, Episode 01 Carnival

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Sep 24, 2003
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Carnival Sep 24, 2003 The first episode begins with scenes from the season finale, leading up to Burton and Nick heading for the concert that was to start at 7:30 PM. Burton is mad because his parking spot was taken, he beats up the man that took it. Nick heads back to the office to find James Mooney dead.Burton tries to set things right with Shannon after telling police Burton hurt her. Nick meets Joey who was abused at a carnival. Nick meets Harold Watson hoping Joey will live with him. Lulu tries to get her relationship with Nick on track before she leaves to start her job.Nick gets angry at his dad for finding out if Ralph Trillo (the man Burton beat up) is okay. Nick worries about not having his job if Ralph talks to police.Nick wants Joey to stay in a shelter because his mom won't protect him.

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Season 03, Episode 02 Big Coal

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Oct 1, 2003
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Big Coal Oct 1, 2003 Nick tries to help a young lady who has cancer but get can't the insurance company to help her out, this puts Nick in a bind. Nick asks Lulu to help him get the insurance company to pay for her medical care. Nick tells his client's dad he needs to look somewhere else for the money.

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Season 03, Episode 03 The Line

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Oct 8, 2003
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The Line Oct 8, 2003 Alvin is having to take James Mooney's caseload & trying to stop Lulu from leaving for new job. Nick meets Sharon Diamond who was arrested for solicitation. Nick asks for help in what to recommend for Sharon (A.K.A.: Tiffany Skovich) who was working at a restaurant.Nick tells Tiffany Skovich to talk to the police about Mason and go to a shelter. Alvin tries to get Mason to stop using girls for money.Alvin goes to far looking for Tiffany before police get to the scene, leaving Nick to wonder why he isn't at LSP. Alvin fights Roger over pictures he took outside the restaurant where Mason worked. Roger & other LSP board members feel Alvin went to far.Lulu is the new Director Legal Services of Pittsburgh.

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Season 03, Episode 04 The Father-Daughter Dance

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Oct 15, 2003
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The Father-Daughter Dance Oct 15, 2003 Lulu starts her job as Director of LSP, leaving Alvin to wonder if he is needed at LSP. Nick helps a couple sue a fertility clinic because the baby is black. The parents want to keep the baby and the clinic to pay for damages. Nick needs to help find Samantha Gray who lost her sight because her dad.Samantha goes to Nick's office to tell him she isn't going back to the place she came from. Nick has dinner with Mrs. Aaronson who became pregnant after doing a procedure to have a baby, now the lawsuit against the clinic will be dropped.Samantha learns her dad lost his rights to be a dad because he was drug addict.Nick waits with Samantha on a bench in the courthouse wondering if her dad will show up for the hearing. When he doesn't show up Nick finds him doing drugs.

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Season 03, Episode 05 Shame

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Oct 22, 2003
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Shame Oct 22, 2003 When the bank insists that the firm pay off its loan immediately, Nick is forced to try to collect unpaid fees from delinquent clients. Meanwhile, Lulu's estranged father returns and asks her for money.

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Season 03, Episode 06 Let's Spend the Night Together

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Oct 29, 2003
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Let's Spend the Night Together Oct 29, 2003 Nick & Lulu move into his place and find out how hard it is keep their love life out of the office. Jake learns his mom and dad want to divorce. Jake is about to lose control of his life when he finds out the secret his father has hidden for years.Lulu's dad drives her crazy when he finds out that his daughter is seeing Nick, her dad asks Lulu to take over his painting business.

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Season 03, Episode 07 Hazel Park

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Nov 5, 2003
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Hazel Park Nov 5, 2003 Nick runs into a former client while helping in a cleanup project for his Community Service. Nick helps the former client out by calling a community College after learning he can't read. Burton takes the case of a mother who puts her baby up for adoption because she can't afford to keep her son.Burton wants to adopt Shannon but her dad doesn't want the adoption to happen.

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