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TV Gets 3 New Lawyer Shows for the Fall Season

By Laura Strachan, Esq. | Last updated on

Because lawyers and law students don't spend enough time learning and practicing their chosen profession, there are three new lawyer shows scheduled to debut for the fall season TV lineup. The success of Law and Order, Judge Judy, and law-themed movies is a testament to the popularity of the drama inherent in our profession. So here is a run down of the latest lawyer shows to hit TV ....

1.  Outlaw, starring Jimmy Smits, is about a Supreme Court Justice turned born-again social crusader. The show highlights the bad boy judge turned good lawyer, and also has some major political and legal drama. Outlaw premieres on September 22 at 10 pm on NBC.

2.  The Whole Truth gives its audience a look into the entire case and courtroom drama that goes down between a beautiful defense attorney and prosecutor. Ripe with sexual tension, and catchy cases, The Whole Truth has a Law and Order feel with the level of case development the show delves into, with a romantic aspect that viewers always enjoy. The Whole Truth premieres on ABC on September 22 at 10 pm.

3.  Rounding out the lineup is the comedic drama, The Defenders staring Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell as over the top defense attorneys appropriately practicing their craft in Las Vegas. The Sun Times quotes show executive producer, Greg Walker: "The machinery of the legal system is really interesting. Its tactical and fun and a puzzle in itself." Not surprisingly, the Sin City backdrop creates interesting cases for the two attorney's to tackle. The Defenders premiers on CBS on September 22 at 10 pm.

And there you have it, the three new shows to hit TV this fall, and hopefully fill the legal void that the newly retired Law and Order left. With the premiers of all three shows slated for the same date and time on three different stations, you can be the judge as to which legal drama to watch.

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