Terry Louise Fisher

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Terry Louise Fisher
Born February 21, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Notable Shows Cagney & Lacey
L.A. Law
Hooperman
Awards 3 Emmy Awards

Terry Louise Fisher is an L.A. Lawyer, American television producer and writer.

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Biography

Fisher was born in Chicago and she attended at UCLA School in 1968. She later worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office and then move from into entertainment law. She is a lawyer and she wrote two novels. The first book was A Class Act, published in 1976. The second book Good Behavior was published in 1979. After 10 years in the law field, Fisher decided to pursue her true passion of writing a full-time and quitting the practice of law.

Fisher career began when she went to work as a writer and producer for CBS police procedural Cagney & Lacey in 1982. Between 1983-1987, she have wrote the other series and television films. In 1985, Fisher left Cagney & Lacey, but she returned many years later for the series' reunion films Cagney & Lacey: The Return in 1994, and Cagney & Lacey: Together Again in 1995, both of which she co-wrote.

Fisher then moved to 20th Century Fox where she co-created and produced with Bochco L.A. Law, which ran on NBC from 1986-1994. The hour-long legal drama, she served a a supervising producer and writer for many episodes in the early series. She won her Primetime Emmy Awards and shared with Bochco in 1987 and 1988.

In 1987, Fisher co-created the ABC half-hour dramedy Hooperman, starring John Ritter, which ended up getting canceled after two seasons.

In 1992, Fisher even wrote the short-lived summer series 2000 Malibu Road produced by Aaron Spelling.

Roles

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
35th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself September 25, 1983 Primetime Emmy Awards
37th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself September 22, 1985 Primetime Emmy Awards
39th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself September 20, 1987 Primetime Emmy Awards
40th Primetime Emmy Awards Herself August 28, 1988 Primetime Emmy Awards
L.A. Law: 100th Episode Celebration Herself February 6, 1991 L.A. Law

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Writer

Episodes Written

Series Episode Airdate Credit
Cagney & Lacey 2x14 - Open and Shut Case January 31, 1983
The Mississippi 1x03 - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt April 8, 1983
Cagney & Lacey 2x21 - A Cry for Help May 2, 1983
Cutter to Houston 1x08 - Don't Look for Zebras December 31, 1983
Cagney & Lacey 3x05 - Baby Broker April 30, 1984
Cagney & Lacey 3x07 - Choices May 14, 1984
Cagney & Lacey 4x13 - Happily Ever After January 14, 1985
Cagney & Lacey 4x20 - Con Games March 11, 1985
Cagney & Lacey 4x22 - Organized Crime April 8, 1985
L.A. Law 1x01 - Pilot September 15, 1986
L.A. Law 1x02 - Those Lips, That Eye October 3, 1986
L.A. Law 1x09 - The Venus Butterfly November 21, 1986
Hooperman 1x01 - Hooperman September 23, 1987
Hooperman 1x02 - The Answer My Friend Is Passing in the Wind September 30, 1987
Hooperman 1x03 - Don We Now Our Gay Apparel October 7, 1987
L.A. Law 2x13 - Beauty and Obese February 11, 1988

Movies Written

Title Release Date
Your Place... or Mine March 2, 1983
Bar Girls July 5, 1990
Cagney & Lacey: The Return November 6, 1994
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again May 2, 1995
L.A. Law: The Movie May 12, 2002

Teleplays

TV Movies

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
This Girl for Hire 1983 Teleplay

Episodes

Series Episode Airdate Credit
Cagney & Lacey 2x16 - Date Rape February 21, 1983
L.A. Law 1x03 - The House of the Rising Flan October 10, 1986
L.A. Law 1x05 - Simian Chanted Evening October 24, 1986
L.A. Law 2x10 - Full Marital Jacket January 7, 1988

Producer

Staff Producer

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Cagney & Lacey 1983 –1985 Producer 1 2 3 4
L.A. Law 1986 –1988 Supervising Producer 1 2
2000 Malibu Road 1992 Executive Producer 1

Story

Staff

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Cagney & Lacey 1983 Story 2
L.A. Law 1987 –1988 Story 1 2

Creator

Series Premiere Date Creation Credit
L.A. Law September 15, 1986 Co-Creator
Hooperman September 23, 1987 Co-Creator
2000 Malibu Road August 23, 1992 Creator

Miscellaneous Crew

Series Year(s) Credit Season(s)
Cagney & Lacey 1984 –1986 Creative Consultant 3 5

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(4 Nominations/3 Wins)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series (1983)
Cagney & Lacey
  • Won: Outstanding Drama Series (1985)
Cagney & Lacey
  • Won: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1987)
L.A. Law
  • Won: Outstanding Drama Series (1987)
L.A. Law
  • Nominated: Outstanding Drama Series (1988)
L.A. Law
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1988)
L.A. Law
  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (1988)
L.A. Law

Writers Guild of America

  • Nominated: Episodic Drama (1988)
L.A. Law
  • Nominated: Episodic Drama (1989)
L.A. Law

Trivia