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For the People is an American television drama that aired on ABC starting March 13, 2018. On May 9th, 2019 ABC cancelled the series after two seasons.


Set in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) Federal Court, known as "The Mother Court," For the People follows new lawyers working for the defense and the prosecution as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases in the country as their personal lives intersect.


  • Ben Shenkman
  • Susannah Flood
  • Regé-Jean Page
  • Ben Rappaport
  • Britt Robertson
  • Jasmin Savoy Brown
  • Hope Davis


In the pilot, Britne Oldford was cast as Sandra Black (Bell) and Lyndon Smith was cast as Allison Anderson. However, both roles were recast with other actresses. After reshooting the pilot with the actresses replacing Oldford and Smith, Britt Robertson and Jasmin Savoy Brown respectively, and having already shot the second episode, production on the show was temporarily shut down in mid-September 2017 in order to rewrite existing scripts for the rest of the season to adjust the show to Robertson and Brown's new dynamic.


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For the People
For the People poster.jpg
Genre Legal drama
Created by Paul William Davies
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Paul William Davies
Shonda Rhimes
Betsy Beers
Donald Todd
Tom Verica
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 43 minutes
Davies Heavy Industries
ABC Studios
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic TV
Original channel ABC
Original run March 13, 2018 – Present
Status Active