Civil Wars (TV series)

Civil Wars (TV series)
Civil Wars
Format Legal drama
Created by Bruce Helford
Starring Mariel Hemingway
Peter Onorati
Debi Mazar
David Marciano
Alan Rosenberg
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 36
Executive producer(s) Steven Bochco
William Finkelstein
Producer(s) Michael M. Robin
Gregory Hoblit
Ted Mann
Running time 60 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) Steven Bochco Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Original channel ABC
Original run November 20, 1991 – March 2, 1993
Related shows L.A. Law

Civil Wars is an American legal drama that aired on ABC from November 1991 to March 1993. The series was produced by Steven Bochco, known for his work on NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, and Hill Street Blues.



The series focused on the lives and cases of New York City divorce attorneys. It had a famously misanthropic opening credits sequence; in it, romantic photo albums were shown as the voice track played couples ripping into each other in court, as each of the show's principal attorneys interrogated them, one by one, on the stand.


Two of the characters lived on longer than the show itself. After Civil Wars was cancelled, Eli Levinson (Rosenberg) and Denise Iannello (Mazar) were transplanted to the final season of L.A. Law. This was despite the fact that the shows aired on different networks (L.A. Law aired on NBC).

Award nominations

Year Result Award Category Nominee
1993 Nominated American Society of Cinematographers, USA Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Pilots Brian J. Reynolds
1993 Nominated Casting Society of America, USA Best Casting for TV, Pilot Junie Lowry-Johnson
1992 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series Dave Weathers, Richard Taylor, Barbara Issak, Frank A. Fuller Jr., Pat McCormick, Gary Lewis, Albert Edmund Lord III, James Hebenstreit
1993 Nominated Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama Mariel Hemingway
1993 Nominated Young Artist Awards Best Young Actor Guest Starring in a Television Series Gregor Hesse

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