About the TV Show
parent child relationship lawyer courtroom defense attorney courtroom drama
First Air Date: September 16, 1961
|First Aired on||:||1961|
|Created By||:||Reginald Rose|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||132 episodes in 4 Seasons|
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series . It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized in legally complex cases, with defendants such as neo-Nazis, conscientious objectors, civil rights demonstrators, a schoolteacher fired for being an atheist, an author accused of pornography, and a physician charged in a mercy killing.