Ally McBeal

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Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from September 8, 1997 to May 20, 2002. Created by David E. Kelley, the series stars Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in the fictional Boston law firm Cage and Fish, with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic. The series placed #48 on Entertainment Weekly's 2007 "New TV Classics" list.

  1. David E. Kelley


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  1. Calista Flockhart

    Calista Flockhart

    Ally McBeal

  2. Greg Germann

    Greg Germann

    Richard Fish

  3. Jane Krakowski

    Jane Krakowski

    Elaine Vassal

  4. Courtney Thorne-Smith

    Courtney Thorne-Smith

    Georgia Thomas

  5. Portia de Rossi

    Portia de Rossi

    Nelle Porter

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Ally McBeal

Season 5

2001 | 22 Episodes

The fifth and final season of the television series Ally McBeal commenced airing in the United States on October 29, 2001, concluded on May 20, 2002, and consisted of 22 episodes. The entire season originally aired Mondays at 9pm, just like the seasons before. Following the episode that aired March 4, 2002, the show went on a six-week hiatus and was replaced by The American Embassy. The show returned on April 15, 2002, to air the final 7 episodes. It was released on DVD as a six disc boxed set under the title of Ally McBeal: Season Five on February 10, 2003. The fifth season had an average rating of 9.4 million viewers in the United States and was ranked #65 on the complete ranking sheet of all the year's shows. This was the lowest rated season of Ally McBeal and the reason why the show was canceled. This was also the only season that didn't gain any Emmy or Golden Globe awards.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 43m



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