Created by David Hollander
First episode date 25 September 2001
Composer(s) Mark SnowJon Ehrlich
|Written by David HollanderRid EidJennifer M. JohnsonNick SantoraAnne McGrailAlfonso H. MorenoPeter ParnellMichael R. PerryBarry M. SchkolnickTom SmutsCraig Turk|
Starring Simon BakerDabney ColemanRaphael SbargeAmanda MichalkaAlan RosenbergErica LeerhsenWendy Moniz
Opening theme Guardian Theme (Season 1) by Mark Snow"Empire in My Mind" performed by The Wallflowers (Season 2 & 3)
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Cast Simon Baker, Dabney Coleman, Alan Rosenberg, Raphael Sbarge, Wendy Moniz
The guardian season 1 opening credits
The Guardian is an American drama series which aired on CBS from September 25, 2001 to May 4, 2004. In the United States, as of 2012, it is being broadcast in re-runs on the Sleuth Channel and TV Guide Network. The Guardian has aired in the United Kingdom on the Hallmark Channel, ABC1 (April 2006) and, more recently, 5 USA (May 2009) and Five (August 2009). In Turkey, the show aired on TNT and in Australia on Network Ten; as of 2011 re-runs are airing on the Nine Network following episodes of Simon Baker's 2008-2015 vehicle The Mentalist, but before on free to air television, the show has also aired on Foxtel's defunct station TV1 (now TVH!TS) in 2003 during the Saturday Night's Crime Time Block before Law & Order: CI and SVU. In India and Pakistan the show airs on Animax from June 2010 and AXN and FX. In Singapore, the show airs on AXN through Starhub Cable Television. In New Zealand, the show airs on Vibe, channel 7, via sky TV. In Latin America, the series will premiere in October on the Sony Spin channel.
- The guardian season 1 opening credits
- Main cast
- Notable guest stars
- DVD releases
Series protagonist Nick Fallin is a corporate attorney sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service with Legal Services of Pittsburgh as the result of a drug conviction. The plot focuses on Nick's community service and recovery from drug addiction, as well as his strained relationship with his father, who was founder and is managing partner of the corporate law firm where Nick is employed full-time.
Notable guest stars
The show was set in Pittsburgh, and was filmed in the city from time to time. Beginning in Season 2, the theme song was "Empire in My Mind" performed by The Wallflowers.
CBS/Paramount controls video rights only in the USA (where CBS Television Distribution has ancillary rights). Outside the US, Sony Pictures Television controls distribution rights, and international DVD releases will be mostly from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. In Germany the first season is set to be released July 9, 2015 via Koch Media.