Primetime Show Reviews
"Law & Order: Trial by Jury"
Review by Suzanne 5/15/05
This is the latest L&O show. They seem to be multiplying like crazy.
I'm really not sure that another one was needed. This one is about what
happens behind-the-scenes with juries, but it is also about some of the wheeling
and dealing and investigating that police do. Frankly I would rather see
more about what goes on with the defense lawyers, but like all of the L&O
franchise, the show is very pro-police/D.A. and anti-defendant.
This is more of a "female" show than the other L&O shows, so maybe that's the
demographic they are going for. The leads are Bebe Neuwirth (best known as
Lilith on Cheers) and Amy Carlson (previously on Third Watch, I think). It
was also supposed to star Jerry Orbach, but he passed away. Peter Coyote is in a
few episodes, Scott Cohen plays a detective, and Kirk Acevedo stars as their
So far the shows have been interesting. They have been doing a lot of
crossovers with the other Law & Order shows, to expose everyone to the new show.
Friday nights were where Law & Order: SVU became a hit, so maybe it will work
with this new one as well.
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