Season 1

Kate McShane

Kate defends a society woman accused of murdering her husband.
Guest Stars: Randy Quaid as Ed McShane | Cal Bellini as Angelo Romero | Christine Belford as Charlotte Randall Chase
Director: Marvin Chomsky

1 :01x01 - The Best Possible Defense (aka A Roar of Silence)

The first episode has attorney McShane defending Barbara,an underground terrorist student, accused of a fatal bombing.
Guest Stars: Sian Barbara Allen as Barbara Inerson | Allan Miller (1) as unknown | Priscilla Pointer as unknown
Director: Robert Scheerer
Writer: Milt Rosen

2 :01x02 - Terror on Sycamore Street

Kate has a confrontation with a shady federal agent (Clu Gulager). In defending a homeowner on a self-defense charge -shooting an armed intruder- she discovers the agent planted false evidence. Narcotics agents press for a murder conviction against a homeowner who killed an agent in self-defense. When a terrified homeowner shoots an armed intruder in a "wrong door" drug raid, it looks like a simple case of self-defense. But Kate McShane has to fight a murder charge against her client when evidence is planted by a dishonest Federal agent. Narcotics inspector Brenner (guest star Clu Gulager), bitter over the fatal shooting of a fellow officer by Kate's client, Norman Kagan, refuses to admit Kagan's home was raided by mistake. Kate realizes, therefore, that is is her client's word in court against that of the Government agent.
Guest Stars: Clu Gulager as Inspector Brenner | Michael Anderson, Jr. as Norman | Robert Walden as Vogel | Mark Gordon as Sgt. Brodsky | Don Hanmer as Sgt. Kaufman
Director: Robert Scheerer

3 :01x03 - World vs. Ackerman

A burglar is killed in a trap set by a scrappy old man, played by Jack Gilford, who insists he is innocent of wrongdoing.
Guest Stars: Jack Gilford as Joe Ackerman | Florida Friebus as Mrs. Henderson | David Spielberg as unknown
Director: Jack Shea
Writer: David Karp

4 :01x04 - Murder Comes in Little Pills (aka First and Ten)

KATE McSHANE has a good case, with Kate (Anne Meara) defending a young football player accused of killing his girl. He swears he didn't do it. When it turns out he was on pills, she believes he just doesn't remember the killing. However, she finds the football team bosses don't want that kind of defense, fearing it's an indictment of the game itself.
Guest Stars: Harry Townes as unknown | John Calvin as Vinnie | Felton Perry as J.D.
Director: Robert Scheerer

5 :01x05 - Accounts Receivable

A Federal agent warns Kate to drop a murder investigation she's conducting in defense of her client. Is a man's life less important than a secret government operation's future? This emotional embattlement is the conflict of tonight's episode. Allen Garfield guest stars as a man accused of murder. Kate is his lawyer and, in researching her case, she comes upon a super government agency under wraps. She's warned to stay clear, but presses forward. Gets very touchy.
Guest Stars: Beverly Sanders as Mrs. Goodman | Wayne Tippet as unknown | Allen Garfield as Marty Goodman
Director: Corey Allen

6 :01x06 - Publish or Perish

A young scientist admits to killing his mentor, a Nobel prize winner, after the man allegedly stole his scientific discovery.
Guest Stars: Rick Lenz as Doug | David Lewis (3) as unknown | Dennis Patrick as Conrad | Lesley Woods (1) as unknown
Director: John Peyser

7 :01x07 - Conspiracy of Silence

Kate defends a female magazine editor, played by Susan Strasberg, against a libel suit after she accuses a firm of paying off corrupt politicians to keep unsafe toys on the market.
Guest Stars: Ben Stiller as Unknown | Susan Strasberg as Unknown
Director: Bill Bixby

8 :01x08 - Midnight Lady, Pretty Lady

Kate defends a former rock star (Wayne Maunder) accused of administering a drug overdose to his girl friend.
Guest Stars: Alan Feinstein as unknown | Wayne Maunder as Billy Lloyd | Jo Ann Harris as Lil
Director: Bill Bixby

9 :01x09 - God at $15,732 a Year

Kate defends an uncooperative detective who shot a suspect held in an assault on the cop's best friend's daughter.
Guest Stars: Dawn Jeffory as Unknown | John Aprea as unknown | Jo Ann Harris as unknown | Sandy Ward as unknown | Ed Lauter as Phil Banes | Ramon Bieri as Ben
Director: Bill Bixby

10 :01x10 - The Not So Small Claims Court Case

A peddler of defective musical instruments vanishes before his victims can bring him to small-claims court.
Guest Stars: Carmen Zapata as unknown | Kario Salem as Fredo
Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Hindi Brooks

11 :01x11 - A Little Knowledge Is A Dangerous Thing

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Guest Stars: Basil Hoffman as unknown
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 10, 1975
Ended: November 12, 1975
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