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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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James Woods ...  Sebastian Stark 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Danielle Panabaker ...  Julie Stark 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Sophina Brown ...  Raina Troy 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Sarah Carter ...  Madeleine Poe 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Jeri Ryan ...  Jessica Devlin 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Henry Simmons ...  Isaac Wright 32 episodes, 2006-2008
Sam Page ...  Casey Woodland 22 episodes, 2006-2007
Kevin Alejandro ...  Danny Reyes 16 episodes, 2007-2008
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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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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the courthouse. See more »

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Trivia

In the pilot, Claire Stark was portrayed by Lindsay Frost, when the character returned for a more permanent role in season two, she was replaced by Orla Brady. In the process, her character went from being American to an Irish-born U.S. citizen. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Raina Troy: When do these people sleep?
Sebastian Stark: During the day. They're vampires.
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Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) See more »

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One man domination.
2 October 2007 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

James Woods has played everything from cops to serial killers to politicians. His intensity makes him one to watch. Thanks to 'Shark" I can watch him weekly.

Woods owns this show from beginning to end. NO one else could make this work anywhere near as well. And the best part is his supporting cast doesn't seems to mind just following along.

That said, his support does a great job. And is it just me, or does Henry "Isaac" Simmons resemble WWE's "The Rock?" Woods' snarky attitude combined with the character's never-say-die motif make every scene he's in a joy to watch. And the trial scenes are a blast.

Welcome to TV James. Keep the greatness going.


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

SHARK カリスマ敏腕検察官 See more »

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(38 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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