The Guardian - canceled + renewed TV shows

 The Guardian Network: CBS
Episodes: 67 (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: September 25, 2001 — May 4, 2004
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Simon Baker, Dabney Coleman, Alan Rosenberg, Wendy Moniz, Raphael Sbarge, Charles Malik Whitfield, Denise Dowse, Kathleen Chalfant, Dorothea Harahan, Amanda Michalka, Courtney Stevens, Angela Featherstone, Rusty Schwimmer, Johnny Sneed, Rod Britt, and Erica Leerhsen.

TV show description:      
After a drug conviction, hotshot Pittsburgh attorney Nicholas “Nick” Fallin (Simon Baker) is sentenced to perform 1,500 hours of community service by representing children for the nonprofit Children’s Legal Services organization.

Though initially reluctant, he soon becomes a vigorous child advocate and works with earthy boss Alvin Masterson (Alan Rosenberg), social worker Laurie Solt (Kathleen Chalfant), and fellow advocates James Mooney (Charles Malik Whitfield) and Louisa “Lulu” Archer (Wendy Moniz).

Nick must juggle this commitment with working for his father Burton (Dabney Coleman) at his law firm defending corporate clients. At Fallin & Associates, Nick is assisted by Amanda Bowles (Erica Leerhsen) and works alongside Jake Straka (Raphael Sbarge).