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Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-14
TV Episode | 23 min | Comedy

In the series premiere, after losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes that the system is more ...See moreIn the series premiere, after losing her boyfriend and her high-powered job as an attorney all on one day, Nina finds that the only job available to her is at the Public Defender's office. She quickly realizes that the system is more screwed up than her own crazy personal life. See less
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Writers
Michaela Watkins (created by) | Damon Jones (created by)
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Status
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Updated Oct 28, 2014

Release date
Oct 28, 2014 (United States)
Awards
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1 win

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22 cast members
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Eliza Coupe
Nina Whitley Nina Whitley   See fewer
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Jay Harrington
Phil Quinlan Phil Quinlan   See fewer
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Carter MacIntyre
Trent Barber Trent Barber   See fewer
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Oscar Nuñez
Carlos Carlos   See fewer
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Fred Melamed
Judge Nelson Judge Nelson   See fewer
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Maria Bamford
Cheryl Cheryl   See fewer
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Laird Macintosh
Alexander (as Laird MacIntosh) Alexander (as Laird MacIntosh)   See fewer
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Chris Fogleman
Workman #1 Workman #1   See fewer
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Michelle Noh
Blythe Blythe   See fewer
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Minerva García
Ynes Gutierrez Ynes Gutierrez   See fewer
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David Fernandez Jr.
Tatted-Up Cholo Tatted-Up Cholo   See fewer
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Helen Duffy
Mrs. DeSilva (Wino) Mrs. DeSilva (Wino)   See fewer
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Adam Mendoza
County Jail Inmate County Jail Inmate   See fewer
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Elena Varela
Public Defender Public Defender   See fewer
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Natasha Kojic
Office Clerk (uncredited) Office Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.5 / 10 | 116 votes