John Grisham's 'The Client'

1995, TV Show

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NBC Firms Up Plans for a TV Version of John Grisham's The Firm

Looking for some good ratings counsel, NBC is turning to John Grisham's The Firm. The network is in talks to pick up a new series based on the best-selling legal thriller, which was also the basis of a 1993 movie starring Tom Cruise.

Lukas Reiter (The Forgotten, Law & Order) is adapting the book for TV and wrote the pilot script. The Firm has actually been in development for some time, originally at CBS. More recently, Reiter and Grisham, who are both executive producing, pitched The Firm to several cable networks.

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NBC Firms Up Plans for a TV Version of John Grisham's The Firm

Looking for some good ratings counsel, NBC is turning to John Grisham's The Firm. The network is in talks to pick up a new series based on the best-selling legal thriller, which was also the basis of a 1993 movie starring Tom Cruise.

Lukas Reiter (The Forgotten, Law & Order) is adapting the book for TV and wrote the pilot script. The Firm has actually been in development for some time, originally at CBS. More recently, Reiter and Grisham, who are both executive producing, pitched The Firm to several cable networks.

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Premiered: September 17, 1995, on CBS
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Premise: A lawyer who's a recovering alcoholic fights for the rights of kids in trouble while battling for custody of her own children. Loosely based on Grisham's 1993 novel, which inspired the 1994 movie with Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones.

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