Head Cases (2005)

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Get ready for the law's newest odd couple. The legal system will never be the same.


Head Cases is an American primetime comedy-drama television program, best known as the first show cancelled for the 2005–2006 season. It was broadcast by FOX and premiered on September 14, 2005. It was cancelled after two episodes on September 22 after disastrous ratings and critical drubbing.

Attorney Jason Payne (Chris O'Donnell) had a superstar career at a prestigious Los Angeles law firm -- that is, until his wife, Laurie, kicked him out of the house and he had a nervous breakdown. After three months at a "wellness center," Jason finds himself with no job, no place to live and no support system. Enter Russell Shultz (Adam Goldberg), an unkempt, unpredictable sufferer of explosive disorder, assigned to be outpatient "buddies" with Jason by their mutual therapist, Dr. Robinson. Payne and Shultz ultimately decide to open a law firm of their own.

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Series Cast

  1. Chris O'Donnell as Jason Payne

    Chris O'Donnell

    Jason Payne

    7 Episodes

  2. Adam Goldberg as Russell Shultz

    Adam Goldberg

    Russell Shultz

    7 Episodes

  3. Rhea Seehorn as Nicole Walker

    Rhea Seehorn

    Nicole Walker

    7 Episodes

  4. Krista Allen as Laurie Payne

    Krista Allen

    Laurie Payne

    7 Episodes

  5. Jake Cherry as Ryan Payne

    Jake Cherry

    Ryan Payne

    7 Episodes

  6. Rockmond Dunbar as Dr. Robinson

    Rockmond Dunbar

    Dr. Robinson

    7 Episodes

  7. Brooke Nevin as

    Brooke Nevin

    1 Episode

  8. Caroline Aaron as

    Caroline Aaron

    1 Episode

  9. Tyler Francavilla as

    Tyler Francavilla

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Season 1

2005 • 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Head Cases premiered on September 14, 2005.

Deep Cover

(1x7, January 4, 2006) Season Finale

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Head Cases


Status Canceled


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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