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City of Angels
GenreMedical drama
Created by
Opening themePerformed by:
Amy Keys (season 1)
Brian McKnight (season 2)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes24 (1 unaired)
Executive producers
Running time44 minutes
Production companies
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 16 (2000-01-16) –
December 21, 2000 (2000-12-21)

City of Angels is an American medical drama television series which ran for two seasons on CBS from January 16 to December 21, 2000. It was network television's first medical drama with a predominantly African American cast.[1]


The show centered on the professional and personal lives of the doctors and nurses at Angels of Mercy Hospital in Los Angeles, California. While the show brought about familiar faces (Vivica A. Fox, Blair Underwood and Michael Warren), it was a launching point for actors Hill Harper, Gabrielle Union and Maya Rudolph. The show was cancelled in December 2000.





Season 1 (2000)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date [2]
11"Prototype"January 16, 2000 (2000-01-16)
An elderly woman refuses to have surgery because she is her grandchildren's guardian; inexperienced Dr. Weiss performs a surgery without consent.
22"Oscar de la Boya"January 19, 2000 (2000-01-19)
Dr. Price deals with her unresolved feelings for Dr. Turner; Dr. Williams' personal prejudices risk the life of a patient.
33"Weenis Between Us"January 26, 2000 (2000-01-26)
Dr. Price intervenes when a drug addict fails to care for her children; Dr. Turner clashes with a renowned surgeon; Dr. Weiss asks nurse Patterson on a date.
44"The High Cost of Living"February 2, 2000 (2000-02-02)
Dr. Turner must evaluate his own religious beliefs when a family decides whether or not to continue life support for a loved one; Dr. Prince avoids a risky surgery; Edwin is blackmailed.
55"The Prince and the Porker"February 9, 2000 (2000-02-09)
Dr. Price discovers that a boy is living without parental supervision; Dr. Prince sets out to ruin Dr. Williams' career; Dr. Weiss meets nurse Patterson's family.
66"Unhand Me"February 16, 2000 (2000-02-16)
Nurse Walker is injured when she approaches a man attacking a woman; an important organization visits Dr. Price and Ron Harris.
77"Ax and Ye Shall Receive"March 1, 2000 (2000-03-01)
A perfectly coherent man comes in with a hatchet lodged in his skull; Dr. Price and Ron Harris complete their tour with Jayko.
88"Cry Me a Liver"March 8, 2000 (2000-03-08)
Ron Harris hires a prostitute to help win a lawsuit against the hospital; the doctors engage in a court battle over who will get an organ transplant.
99"Assume the Position"March 15, 2000 (2000-03-15)
A white police officer physically and verbally abuses Dr. Turner during a traffic stop; Dr. Price and Ron Harris argue over how to spend a grant from the city.
1010"Deliver the Male"March 22, 2000 (2000-03-22)
Dr. Price reaches out to a gang member; Dr. Williams has an unusual patient; nurse Patterson's father refuses to have surgery.
1111"When Worlds Colitis"March 28, 2000 (2000-03-28)
A senior staff member finds out he is no longer needed and takes his own life; Dr. Turner befriends a homeless man who thinks he is a king.
1212"To Halve or Halve Not"March 29, 2000 (2000-03-29)
Dr. Price learns a devastating secret about her ex-husband; Dr. Williams accuses Dr. Turner of being jealous.
1313"Dress for Success"April 5, 2000 (2000-04-05)
An athlete, destined for the NFL, faces permanent paralysis after an automobile accident; Ed O'Malley overdoses on pain medication; Ron Harris arranges a private surgery for himself.

Season 2 (2000)

No. in
TitleOriginal air date [2]
141"Leg Erie"October 12, 2000 (2000-10-12)
The nurses refuse to work overtime and night shifts following a series of rapes at the hospital; Dr. Turner faces a malpractice suit; the staff tries to adjust to the new medical director.
152"Jerque Du Soleil"October 19, 2000 (2000-10-19)
The search for a serial rapist continues; the hospital may settle the malpractice suit filed against Dr. Turner.
163"Bride and Prejudice"October 26, 2000 (2000-10-26)
A world-renowned surgeon's arrogance and insults burst the bubble of the hospital staff, who were eagerly awaiting his impending arrival.
174"A Farewell to Arm"November 2, 2000 (2000-11-02)
With the serial rapist still on the loose, the nurses stage a sick-out that virtually paralyzes the hospital.
185"Straight Flush"November 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)
Dr. Turner bears the brunt of a risky decision to perform a mastectomy against the will of higher-ups; Dr. Williams' personal belongings turn up missing.
196"Nathan's Hot Dog"November 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)
While under a great deal of pressure, Dr. Chanley performs a life-altering operation on the wrong patient.
207"The Lone Free-Ranger"November 30, 2000 (2000-11-30)
A terminally ill 17-year-old patient asks Dr. Turner to delay surgery until he is 18 so that he, and not his parents, can make important decisions.
218"Saving Faces"December 7, 2000 (2000-12-07)
A mysterious disease threatens Dr. Turner, who, deep in despair, begins to write his last will and testament; Dr. Ellis takes matters into her own hands.
229"Smoochas Gracias"December 14, 2000 (2000-12-14)
Dr. Turner finally recovers from his mysterious illness and can attend the Christmas party, which holds a few romantic surprises.
2310"SWAT's Happening"December 21, 2000 (2000-12-21)
A gun battle erupts when gang members burst into the emergency room to finish off a rival, taking doctors and patients hostage in the terrifying process.
2411"Pick and Roll Over"Unaired


  1. ^ Johnson, Steve. "`CITY OF ANGELS' EARNEST, WELL-MADE - AND DISAPPOINTING". Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  2. ^ a b "City of Angels | TV Guide". Retrieved 2020-09-23.