Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial ... See full summary »

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Sebastian Stark is a Los Angeles hot-shot lawyer, who leaves his lucrative career as a defender of rich criminals to try public prosecution under the District Attorney. He forms a trial team of his own, consisting of young lawyers, like Casey Woodland, son of a legislator, who get an opportunity to learn straight from the master, if they can stand his hellish pace, and walk the tight rope between respecting the law while using it and winning whatever it takes. A Private Investigator helps out digging up factual information. In nearly every episode, a criminal is found out and put behind bars, after testing out tactics in Stark's private mock court, Sebastian often also has to deal with his daughter Julie, who surprisingly chose to live with him, rather than her mother, in New York City, after their divorce. Written by KGF Vissers

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21 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Shark - Giustizia a tutti i costi  »

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When Sam Page (Casey Woodland) decided not to come back to the series, the departure of his character was explained by saying that Casey was helping his father, who is a U.S. Senator, work on his election campaign, though it's not explained for what his father is running. See more »

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In Season One, Jessica's opponent in the race for the D.A.'s office is named Brian Cutler. He is never seen on screen, but people refer to him on multiple occasions. When Kevin Pollak begins playing the character in Season Two, his name becomes Leo Cutler. See more »

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Raina Troy: I got something on the Abbot case.
Sebastian Stark: That's like bringing the jaws of life to a graveyard.
Raina Troy: I've been going through the tributes to Steve Abbott online.
[reading transcript]
Raina Troy: 'I'm devastated by the loss of a good friend. Steve's suicide is a terrible tragedy.' That was written by Rick Karras.
Danny Reyes: So, he misses his buddy. What's the big deal?
Raina Troy: Try this. This was posted a day BEFORE Steve Abbott's death was publically ruled as suicide.
Sebastian Stark: At the time of the posting, everybody thought that Steve Abbot was ...
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Referenced in Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) See more »

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Shark is Seasoned ***1/2
23 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

James Woods, a fabulous actor, has a major hit on his hands with the television show "Shark." He is just magnificent as a fast-talking, brilliant former defense attorney, who had a change of heart when he got a client off only for the latter to subsequently kill his wife.

As a divorced man, with a very precocious daughter, Woods is engaging as he gets his staff to battle crime literally. He is a forever driving force with his group. Nonetheless, his actions pay off.

Danielle Pannabaker co-stars as his daughter, very bright but not that perceptive. At the end of each show, the stories generally focus about her. The girl knows how to get in trouble. I hope that tragedy will not ensue.

Each week we are presented with a murder case. The obvious always doesn't pan out.

Where was an Emmy nomination for Woods last season?


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