Created and produced by the seemingly unstoppable David E. Kelley, the weekly 60-minute series girls club played like a cross between Kelley's Ally McBeal and Aaron Spelling's Charlie's Angels. The emphasis was on three young and attractive female lawyers who were best friends and roomies at Stanford Law School and shared a North Beach loft apartment while enduring their rookie year at the prestigious San Francisco firm of Myers, Berry, Cherry and Fitch. The dramatis personae included ambitious blonde Lynne (Gretchen Mol), sassy brunette Sarah (Chyler Leigh), reserved redhead Jeannie (Kathleen Robertson), and the girls' genially chauvinistic boss, Nicholas Hahn (Giancarlo Esposito). girls club posted poor ratings and garnered terrible reviews when it debuted over the Fox Network on October 21, 2002, leading industry wags to predict that the series' first telecast would also be its last.
by Hal Erickson synopsis