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ABC has had a hard time establishing new drama TV series. Last season, they introduced six and cancelled four of them. Will Notorious be a ratings success for the network on Thursday nights, a highly-competitive evening? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.Notorious revolves around the symbiotic relationship between a charismatic defense attorney (Daniel Sunjata) and a powerhouse TV producer (Piper Perabo) as they attempt to control the media, the justice system, and each other. Together, they make great TV and determine the nation's headlines. The rest of the cast includes Kate Jennings Grant, Aimee Teegarden, J. August Richards, Sepideh Moafi, Ryan Guzman, and Kevin Zegers.Read More… »
If you already have a healthy distrust of cable news, Thursday’s series premiere of Notorious — which is keeping Scandal‘s timeslot warm until the drama returns midseason — likely did very little to quell your suspicions.
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Inspired by the real-life relationship between celebrity attorney Mark Geragos and Larry King Live producer Wendy Walker, the ABC drama purports to give audiences a behind-the-scenes look at how criminal lawyers work with the media to sway public opinion about their clients. In the case of Notorious, it’s producer/all-around “tough-ass »
As the television world exists now, one of the main pushes we see from every network is an effort to sub-brand itself as having a “kind of show.” That’s a slightly convoluted way of saying that the networks think fans of one of their shows look for a similar “feel” from the next show. If a new show were thrown at you, they want you to be able to guess who is going to air it.
With that in mind, there’s an extent to which it’s hard to blame ABC for Notorious. It had to seem like a good Shondaland fit, and it looks decent on paper. You do you ABC.
The trouble is that the world of laughable melodrama, and/or purposeful guilty pleasures that are overwrought with contrivance as a writing style, »
- Marc Eastman
This Fall, ABC is the place to be for crime TV. While fan favorites like How to Get Away With Murder are set to make a triumphant return, there are also a handful of new hits to look forward to, including Notorious. Not only does the cast feature a handful of familiar (and very attractive) faces, but the main characters are not exactly fictional. Intrigued? Get all the details about the show, premiering on Thursday! 1. Who's Starring? The cast features a handful of actors from your favorite shows, including: Daniel Sunjata (Graceland), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Sepideh Moafi, Kate Jennings Grant, Ryan Guzman (Heroes Reborn), Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl), J. August Richards (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce), and Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights). 2. What It's About The American crime drama follows the professional and personal relationship between an attorney (Sunjata) and a television producer (Perabo) as they attempt to manipulate criminal »
- Kelsie Gibson
It’s remarkable how interchangeable “Notorious” and “Conviction” are. Hayley Atwell is in one, and Piper Perabo leads the other, but you’d be forgiven for confusing the lesser details, like which one is a take on Larry King or has a presidential campaign subplot. Both are steamy procedurals that combine legal thriller with media circus, playing up high-profile clients, sensational crimes, and the sexy people involved. Both are led by beautiful white women, making the most of their business formal wardrobes in expensive high heels and blazers. Both women have smoldering sexual tension with a man — the second-billed actor — that crosses both personal and professional boundaries, while also throwing off sexual tension that tries very hard to light the screen on fire (and occasionally succeeds).
And, most importantly, both read as messy, incomplete dramas that appear to be blatant attempts to rework the “Scandal” template with a few different bells and whistles. The »
- Sonia Saraiya
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including Kiefer Sutherland’s term as Potus, Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up and the story of Mlb’s first female player. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
First up on our list….
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The Show | ABC’s Notorious (Thursdays at 9/8c, premiere date Tba)
Watch a "First Look" promo for the upcoming Notorious TV show, ordered to series by ABC. The legal-media drama stars Piper Perabo as news producer Julia George and Daniel Sunjata as attorney Jake Gregorian. The series is inspired by defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable TV news producer Wendy Walker, who are executive producing.
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The network on Thursday gave a series order to the drama Notorious, inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, who serve as executive producers. Promising a provocative look at the unique, sexy, and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media, the series stars Perabo as Julia George and Daniel Sunjata (Graceland) as Jake Gregorian. »
Dilshad Vadsaria will appear in ABC’s drama pilot “Notorious,” which is based on the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, Variety has learned exclusively.
Vadsaria has a guest role in the pilot, and she joins previously announced series regulars Piper Perabo, Daniel Sunjata, J. August Richards and Kate Jennings Grant. The “Revenge” and “Greek” alum will play Sarah Keaton, the gorgeous wife of an Internet tycoon, who has a secret past that’s coming back to haunt her.
Most recently, Vadsaria starred on Fox’s Frankenstein-inspired drama “Second Chance,” which was never officially cancelled, but was moved to Friday nights shortly after its low-rated debut. She is repped by Kass Management and the Kohner Agency. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Piper Perabo is set to star in ABC’s “Notorious” pilot. Inspired by the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and cable news producer Wendy Walker, the drama is a provocative look at the unique, sexy and dangerous interplay of criminal law and the media. The “Covert Affairs” alum will play Julia, the driven producer of the No. 1 TV news program, the character inspired by Walker. Also read: ABC's Kiefer Sutherland Drama 'Designated Survivor' Casts Lamonica Garrett She will star alongside Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”), Kate Jennings Grant, Aimee Teegarden and J. August Richards. Josh Berman »
- Reid Nakamura
Perabo will co-star alongside Daniel Sunjata (“Graceland”) in the legal drama, which is based on the true-life stories of famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and “Larry King Live” news producer Wendy Walker. The potential series explores the interplay of criminal law and the media.
Perabo will play Julia George, the driven producer of the No. 1 TV news program in the country, who is inspired by Walker. She’s squeaky clean on paper, but fights in the mud when necessary. The character is described as attractive, strong, but also vulnerable.
Previously announced, Sunjata will play Jake Gregorian, a charismatic and sexy defense attorney who manipulates the media to win cases at any cost and needs to be on top in all areas of his life. The character, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Kate Jennings Grant (Love & Other Drugs) and Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce’s J. August Richards have been cast opposite Daniel Sunjata and Aimee Teegarden in ABC's drama pilot Notorious. The project, from Sony Pictures TV and Jeff Kwatinetz's The Firm, was inspired by the relationship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and longtime Larry King Live executive producer Wendy Walker. Written by Drop Dead Diva creator Josh Berman and blogger Allie Hagan (Suri… »
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