Don’t forget that Fairly Legal the new mediator show premieres tonight on the USA network at 10/9 central. We’ve mentioned the show a couple of times on this blog (here and here). Here’s a short synopsis:
Once a lawyer at her family’s firm, Kate Reed’s (Sarah Shahi) frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge and wry sense of humor, she’s a natural at resolving disputes … except when it comes to her own. With the help of her assistant Leonardo (Baron Vaughn), Kate must balance the stress from her “wicked” stepmother Lauren (Virginia Williams) and soon-to-be-ex-husband Justin (Michael Trucco), with her unconventional life as a mediator.
Sounds fun, doesn’t it? I expect to see lots of stuff we’ll find objectionable on the show, but hey – that’s what makes for good TV. But it’s so hard for me to put those objections aside. That’s why I have such a hard time watching lawyer TV shows and movies.
One thing you won’t find objectionable is that they’ve filmed an episode where the Indisputably crew makes a cameo. The main character joins us for drinks at a mediation conference. Shockingly appropriate, I know. Unfortunately, after filming the writers liked the idea so much that they decided to make it a real episode, so we’ve ended up on the cutting room floor. However, they have some good actors playing us:
- Andrea – Marissa Tomei
- Michael – Colin Firth
- Sarah – Julianne Moore
- Art – Orlando Bloom
- Jill – Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Cynthia – Deborah Messing
- Paul – Ryan Reynolds
- Kelly – Amy Adams
Dare I say – “Less Lawyer. More Appeal.”