Canterbury's Law

2008, TV Show


Just Shoot Me and Other Announced Releases

Just Shoot Me: Season 3

New releases announced today, November 28:

America's Dumbest Criminals will be coming out January 27

Canterbury's Law - The Complete Series will be coming out February 24

Goosebumps - Return of the Mummy and Goosebumps - The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight will be coming out March 31

Just Shoot Me - The Complete 3rd Season will be coming out February 24

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Will Canterbury's Law be back ...

Question: Will Canterbury's Law be back next season?

Answer: That depends. If Julianna Margulies has incriminating photos of Kevin Reilly or Peter Liguori, then, yes, Canterbury's Law will be back. If Julianna Margulies doesn't have incriminating photos of Kevin Reilly or Peter Liguori, then, no, Canterbury's Law will not be back.

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Canterbury's Verdict Is In! And Jezebel's Out?

Looks like the verdict is in on Canterbury's Law. Sources confirm to that after two low-rated outings on Monday night, Fox is banishing the Julianna Margulies-led courtroom drama to Friday nights, beginning March 28. The show's already seen the last of its unhappy Mondays.It's unclear what this means for Fox's The Return of Jezebel James, which last Friday tanked in its double-header debut. read more

Keith Robinson Previews Juicy Conflicts on Canterbury's Law

Keith Robinson, Canterbury's Law

You may recognize Keith Robinson as singer-songwriter C.C. White in Dreamgirls, but now he's playing a different kind of writer, working on legal briefs as Chester Grant in Fox's edgy new legal drama Canterbury's Law (Mondays at 8 pm/ET). We cross-examined Robinson to discuss how he turned his singing into an acting career, how Canterbury's stands apart from other lawyer shows and what we can expect from his character this season. Now that we've seen the first episode, what can we expect in the coming weeks?Keith Robinson: You're just going to get a lot deeper into the storylines, and you're going to see more of the shocking ways that we come to conclusions in proving our clients' innocence. I think we up the ante every week with how far we'll go as lawyers to prove our point, even if th read more

I just read your review of ...

Question: I just read your review of Canterbury's Law . After reading a couple of other reviews online, I was actually surprised to see your rather positive take on it. Granted, you don't deal much with Shark in your column, but from what I've seen, Law is a complete rip-off. A tough and cutthroat attorney doing the extraordinary to win the cases while taunting her opponents, including the DA, with a messy personal life, etc.? As a fan of James Woods and Shark , I actually cringed when I saw the creators call Canterbury's Law "unlike anything on TV." I beg to differ. Not only is it comparable to at least two other TV shows ( House and Shark ), but if you strip it of all the Gregory House and Sebastian Stark attitude, it is nothing but a legal drama the likes of which we've seen many times before. While I absolutely loved the "think House in a courtroom" idea for Shark (even if those shows have major differences), I thought Damages proved to be "something different," more so than ... read more

Ratings: The End of the October Road?

Monday's numbers:8 pm/ETThe Bachelor: Where Are They Now? topped the hour with a scant 7.7 million total viewers, but enough to edge out the debut of Canterbury's Law. The legal drama delivered 7.6 mil, qualifying as Fox's lowest-rated series premiere in the time period, ever. (MediaWeek's Marc Berman makes a great comparison, noting that a House repeat did 9.7 mil in the time slot a year ago.) An Old Christine (7.5 mil) improved considerably upon last week's Welcome to the Captain.9 pmTrailing Deal or No Deal (11.6 mil) and CBS' old Men/new Old Christine combo, New Amsterdam drew 8.8 mil, a 17 percent drop from its most recent (Thursday) broadcast. October Road's two-hour season finale averaged 4.7 mil — or 50K for every inch of guest star Stacy Keibler's two legs — dropping 600 thou. Girlicious did a typical 1.7 mil.10 pmBehind a CSI: Miami retread, Medium was up just a hair, to 9.2 mil. read more

Cheers: Julianna Margulies Lays Down the Law

Julianna Margulies by KC Bailey/NBC

Cheers to Julianna Margulies for resuscitating her acting skills with Canterbury's Law. In easily her best role since ER — I didn't buy her as the cokehead real-estate agent with a taste for mobsters on The Sopranos — the Emmy-winner tears up the screen as a Providence, Rhode Island, defense attorney who'll cross any line to serve her clients. You almost couldn't blame the child killer she busted in the pilot for punching her in the nose. And the episode's final scene, in which she curls up in her missing son's bed and smells his pillow, was quietly heart-shattering. The show may feel a bit derivative (it's Damages meets House), but Margulies' bravely unsympathetic performance overrules any objections.• Read and react to Bruce's opinions on The Wire's series finale, Project Runway's Christian and more!• Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board.• We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on or in T... read more

Canterbury’s Law Premieres on Fox

Canterbury' s Law by Eric Leibowitz/Fox

We know what you’re thinking, “Oh sweet, another lawyer show.” But don't write off Fox’s latest series Canterbury’s Law just quite yet. Not only does it star ER’s alum Julianna Margulies as a hard-ass lawyer, but we love how she works that “I defend bad people and sleep just fine at night” angle. Watch it now! | More online videos read more

I've been looking forward to ...

Julianna Margulies, Canterbury's Law

Question: I've been looking forward to Canterbury's Law since I first heard about it, and your positive review, along with the drought of new quality television, has gotten me even more excited for its premiere. However, I agree that it is not in a very ratings-friendly time slot, scheduled at 8 pm/ET on Mondays (starting tonight). Why wouldn't Fox premiere Canterbury's Law after American Idol, at least for a few weeks, in order to build the show a fan base by capitalizing on Idol's huge ratings? It makes no sense whatsoever to me that they have Moment of Truth behind American Idol and they leave Canterbury's Law out to fend for itself. Then again, it makes no sense that Moment of Truth is on television at all. Answer: No argument here about the relative merits of Moment of Truth, which is like watching a cesspool in action. This is really all about timing and priorities, and for whatever reason, perhaps because it's seen as a tougher sell, Fox pumped up the premiere of New Amsterdam ... read more

Cheers: Lost & Laws to the Rescue

Andrea Roth courtesy

Cheers to the Rescue Me crew for keeping their careers simmering. Andrea Roth was suitably creepy as Juliet's island therapist on Lost, and John Scurti (sans his firefighter 'stache) was surprisingly convincing as a no-nonsense judge on Law & Order. Meanwhile, James McCaffrey sizzles as Julianna Margulies' P.I. paramour on exec producer Denis Leary's new Fox drama Canterbury's Law. With the news that the strike may have pushed Rescue's traditional summer season back until next March, these side gigs could be fans' only lifelines.For more on Lost, check out the new Cheers & Jeers vodcast. read more

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Premiered: March 10, 2008, on FOX
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Premise: A maverick defense lawyer plays by her own rules to help the falsely accused. Denis Leary is one of the show's executive producers.



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