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Citizen Baines
Genre Drama
Created by Lydia Woodward
Written by Patty Lin
Will Scheffer
P.K. Simonds
Karyn Usher
John Wells
Lydia Woodward
Directed by Christopher Chulack
Lesli Linka Glatter
Charles Haid
Dwight Little
Starring James Cromwell
Embeth Davidtz
Jane Adams
Jacinda Barrett
Arye Gross
Scotty Leavenworth
Matt McCoy
Composer(s) Marty Davich
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 9 (3 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Christopher Chulack
John Wells
Lydia Woodward
Producer(s) Lesli Linka Glatter
David J. Latt
Editor(s) Kevin Casey
Susanne Stinson Malles
Suzanne Michaels
Frederick Peterson
Cinematography Ernest Holzman
Running time 60 mins. (approx)
Original channel CBS
Original run September 29, 2001 – November 3, 2001

Citizen Baines is a short-lived American drama series that starred James Cromwell. The series premiered September 29, 2001 on CBS and was created by Emmy Award-winning producer Lydia Woodward.



Cromwell starred as Elliot Baines, a former three-term Senator who loses a reelection for United States Senate and goes back home to Seattle to reestablish his relationships with his three grown daughters Ellen (Embeth Davidtz), Reeva (Jane Adams), and Dori (Jacinda Barrett).

Scheduled on Saturdays following Touched by an Angel.[1], the series ranked #90 (the lowest rank for a regularly scheduled series on one of the Big Four networks), and averaged 8.2 million viewers.[2][3] Due to the low ratings, CBS canceled the series in October 2001 after six of the nine episodes produced were aired.[4]

Main cast

  • James Cromwell .... Elliot Baines
  • Embeth Davidtz .... Ellen Baines Croland
  • Jane Adams .... Reeva Baines Eidenberg
  • Jacinda Barrett .... Dori Baines
  • Arye Gross .... Shel Eidenberg
  • Scotty Leavenworth .... Otis Croland
  • Matt McCoy .... Arthur Croland


  • McCaleb Burnett .... Claude Waverley
  • Easton Gage .... Sam Eidenberg
  • David Kriegel .... David Goldman
  • Bryn Lauren Lemon .... Ruthie Eidenberg
  • Emmett Shoemaker .... Otis Croland


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "A Day Like No Other" September 29, 2001
1-2 "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump" October 6, 2001
1-3 "Days of Confusion" October 13, 2001
1-4 "Three Days In November" October 20, 2001
1-5 "The Appraisal" October 27, 2001
1-6 "Lost and Found" November 3, 2001
1-7 "Out In the Rain" Never aired
1-8 "A Song That Never Ends" Never aired
1-9 "Safe At Home" Never aired

Award nominations

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2002 American Society of Cinematographers, USA Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series'/Pilot for Network or Basic Broadcast TV Ernest Holzman
(For pilot episode)


  1. ^ Garron, Barry (2001-09-28). "Citizen Baines". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  
  2. ^ "The Week That Was". 2001-11-04. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  
  3. ^ Kevin, Downey (2001-10-17). "'Friends' shows 'Survivor' its stuff". Retrieved 2009-03-22.  
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia; Andreeva, Nellie (2001-12-07). "Wells, Wbtv On Call At Cbs". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2009-03-22.  

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