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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Ian Biederman
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2008   2007   2006  
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, the son of a legislator, who get an opportunity to learn straight from the master, if they can stand his hellish pace, and walk the tightrope between respecting the law while using it and doing whatever it takes to win. 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 after his divorce, rather than with her mother in New York City. 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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Shark was in jeopardy of getting cancelled before it even started, but James Woods gave the legal drama new life, once he signed on to star in the pilot. Woods has spent most of his career focusing on feature films, not television. He said about the decision though, he had nothing against television as most people assumed, as he had done television movies. There were simply no characters, to which he was willing to commit, full-time, until the part of Sebastian Stark came along. The creator was looking for somebody like him to play the part anyway. 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 murdered.
Jessica Devlin: ...
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Beginning of Shark
29 October 2006 | by writer997-1See all my reviews

James Wood plays that quick, no nonsense type of personality that gives credence to what real Prosecutors are like. Dig deep, get every tidbit of information you can before you go after the person being accused. That is what the real team does..they go to every person that the one accuse of doing the crime has had contact with and follow every lead until they are exhausted. No clue left unturned. I do believe this is going to an exciting series if given the chance. I realize there are many law and order type films out there, but this one seems to be more realistic. It not only goes into the court room, it goes into the life of the Prosecutor with his family and the problems that his profession has caused. Too many hours working, missing too many special occasions etc; I will continue to watch it unfold and see where it leads us.


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Official Sites:

CBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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(38 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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