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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Raising the Bar

My profession must be boring.

It's not a dirty job or a dangerous job. I don't build anything and I don't blow anything up. Outside of late-night Murphy Brown reruns, journalism's only appearance on television is in the failing Quantum Leap-rip-off Journeyman.

But legal dramas are second only to police dramas in primetime fame. And this fall, TNT premiere's yet another—Raising the Bar.

Don't groan. Unlike Canterbury's Law, this one actually has promise.

Raising the Bar will follow former law school classmates who now face off against one another as prosecutors and public defenders. Unexplored territory, to be sure, since outside of the occasional win on Law & Order, public defenders are the universal pariahs of television.

And then there's the cast: Gloria Reuben from ER and Jane Kaczmarek from Malcolm in the Middle. But wait… who's that guy in the middle?

Your eyes do not deceive you—that's Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Even though his bio lists him as an NYPD Blue actor, we all know him as Zack Morris from Saved by the Bell.

Plus, David Feige, the author of Indefensible, is co-producing it.

Raising the Bar premieres at 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1, on TNT. It might be just the thing for our post-Olympic hangovers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys need to write up something about this new anti-DWBB law (driving-while-blackberrying).

The legislature is taking away our constitutional rights to bill while in traffic!