CTVA US Legal Drama - "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill" (1990-92) starring Sharon Gless

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Legal Drama Series

Sharon Gless tv series
Turnabout (1979) starring Sharon Gless & John Schuck
House Calls (1979-82) starring Wayne Rogers, Lynn Redgrave, Sharon Gless
Cagney and Lacey (1981-88) starring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (1990-92) starring Sharon Gless

The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
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THE TRIALS OF ROSIE O'NEILL
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MTM Enterprises, Inc.
for
CBS (Mondays 10:00 pm)
Executive Producer Barney Rosenzweig

US Legal Drama series 1990-92   34 episodes x 60 min. color
(2 seasons)
starring
Sharon Gless
as Fiona Rose 'Rosie' O'Neill
co-starring
Ron Rifkin as Ben Meyer
Dorian Harewood as Hank Mitchell
Georgann Johnson as Charlotte O'Neill (Rosie's mother)

Edward Asner as Walter Kovacs (season 2)
Robert Wagner as Peter Donovan (season 2 episodes 2.11, 2.12, 2.13)

Lisa Banes as Doreen Morrison (1990-92)
Lisa Rieffel as Kim Ginty (age16) (1990-92)

Dayna Winston as Valerie Whittaker (1991)
Bridget Gless as Barbara Navis (1990-92)

The D.A.'s:
Meg Foster as D.A. Deb Grant (1990-91)
Karen Austin as D.A. Suzanne Ramey (1991-92)
Marisa Redanty as D.A. Linda Vargas (1990-92)

also:
Elaine Kagan as Carole Kravitz (1990-92)
Geoffrey Lower as Udell Correy III (1990-92)
Tony Perez as Pete Ramos (1990)
Al Pugliese as George Shaughnessy (1990-91)
Victor Bevine as Mason Pappas (1991)

Premise
A 44 yr old divorced lawyer Rosie O'Neill (Sharon Gless) gives up her
well-paid job as a lawyer to become a public defender.

Background:
Sharon Gless had previously starred in the successful
police drama series 'Cagney and Lacey' 1982-88
Edward Asner had previously starred in the newspaper drama series
'Lou Grant' 1977-82 before he joined the cast
as a grumpy ex-policeman Walter Kovacs in the second season.

Theme song 'I Wish I Knew' sung by Carole King written by Melissa Manchester.
(vocal version 1st season - instrumental version 2nd season)

Awards
Sharon Gless won the 1991 Golden Globe award for the Best Performance
by an Actress in a TV drama series for 'The Trials of Rosie O'Neill'

Sharon Gless appeared in every single scene of each episode -
quite an achievement in itself.

###### The Trials of Rosie O'Neill ##########
############# season 1 1990-91 ###############
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18 episodes

1.01 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: STARTING OVER (aka NACHES)
17Sept90 CBS
Directed by Ron Lagomarsino

1.02 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: THE RAPIST (aka GOOD LUCK, ROSE)
24Sept90 CBS
Directed by Sharron Miller

1.03 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: SO LONG PATRICK (aka CHANCES ARE)
1Oct90 CBS
Directed by David Carson

1.04 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: LATE NIGHT CALLER
15Oct90 CBS
Directed by Reza Badiyi

1.05 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: SHALOM
22Oct90 CBS
Directed by Reza Badiyi

1.06 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: AN ACT OF LOVE
29Oct90 CBS
Directed by Joel Rosenzweig

1.07 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: WHEN I'M 44 (aka SURF'S UP)
5Nov90 CBS
directed by Sharron Miller

1.08 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: ROSIE GETS THE BLUES
19Nov90 CBS
Directed by James Frawley

1.09 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: THE GANG'S ALL HERE
26Nov90 CBS
Directed by Nancy Malone

1.10 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: MR. RIGHT (aka MR. CLEAN)
3Dec90 CBS
Directed by Reza Badiyi

1.11 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: STATE OF MIND
10Dec90 CBS
Directed by Sharron Miller

1.12 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: THE MAN FROM ELF 3
17Dec90 CBS
Directed by Reza Badiyi

1.13 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: MOTHER LOVE
31Dec90 CBS
Directed by Victoria Hochberg

1.14 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: TIME WILL TELL
14Jan91 CBS
Directed by Gwen Arner

1.15 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: REUNION
28Jan91 CBS
Directed by Nancy Malone

1.16 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: A CONFLICT OF INTEREST
9June91 CBS
Directed by Joel Rosenzweig

1.17 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: ENVIRONMENTAL ROBIN HOOD
16June91 CBS
Directed by Reza Badiyi

1.18 [--] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES
23June91 CBS
Directed by Sharron Miller

###### The Trials of Rosie O'Neill ##########
############# season 2 1991-92 ###############
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16 episodes
Edward Asner joins the cast as Walter Kovacs an ex-policeman.

2.01 [19] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: REAL MOTHERS
12Sep91 CBS
Un co-operative ex policeman (Edward Asner) joins the public
defenders office.

2.02 [20] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: KNOCK KNOCK
19Sep91 CBS
Mentally retarded teenager accused of murder.

2.03 [21] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: WOLF PACK
3Oct91 CBS
guest star
Brenda Vacarro
Two young men accused of fraternity murder.

2.04 [22] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: DOMESTIC SILENCE
26Sep91 CBS
Battered wife accused of killing a doctor.

2.05 [23] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: THIS CAN'T BE LOVE
31Oct91 CBS
Elderley woman accused of attempting to murder a doctor.
song Johnny Mathis 'Chances are'

2.06 [24] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: LIFE SUPPORT
7Nov91 CBS
Brain dead daughter.

2.07 [25] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: HAPPY BIRTHDAY OR ELSE
14Nov91 CBS
Rosie's 45th Birthday

2.08 [26] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: DR. PSYCHEDELIC
15Nov91 CBS
Kovacs (Ed Asner) sacked for leaking privileged information

2.09 [27] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: BATTLE FATIGUE
12Dec91 CBS
guest star
Meg Foster as the prosecutor (the 2nd Christine Cagney)
(good episode)
Prosecution withholding evidence.

2.10 [28] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES
22Nov91 CBS
Asian client

2.11 [29] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: LADY LUCK
guest star
Robert Wagner as Peter Donovan

2.12 [30] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: THE OTHER WOMAN
guest star
Robert Wagner as Peter Donovan
Rosie discovers that her new boyfriend is married and she
has suddenly become The Other Woman.

2.13 [31] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: HEARTBREAK HOTEL*****
directed by Nancy Malone
guest star
Robert Wagner as Peter Donovan
(classic episode ) Sharon Gless as a cabaret singer ! next stop - the twilight zone.

2.14 [32] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: SWEET SIXTEEN
Directed by Reza Badiyi

2.15 [33] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: DOUBLE BIND
Rosie's mother (Georgann Johnson) dates a shoe salesman.

2.16 [34] The Trials of Rosie O'Neill: ROLE REVERSAL
(final episode)
Dedicated to the late Ray Danton who helped in the making of
the series.   

Other Scripts:

[--] A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT by Donna Lynn Musil
[--] UNWELCOME VISITORS by Meg Inglima


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