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Raising the Bar 

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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.
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2009   2008  
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Series cast summary:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar ...  Jerry Kellerman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Gloria Reuben ...  Rosalind Whitman 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Currie Graham ...  Nick Balco 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Melissa Sagemiller ...  Michelle Ernhardt 25 episodes, 2008-2009
J. August Richards ...  Marcus McGrath 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jonathan Scarfe ...  Charlie Sagansky 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Teddy Sears ...  Richard Patrick Woolsley 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Jane Kaczmarek ...  Judge Trudy Kessler 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Cindy Robinson ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2008-2009
Natalia Cigliuti ...  Roberta Gilardi / ... 24 episodes, 2008-2009
Stacy Hall ...  Vince Culp 15 episodes, 2008-2009
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Former law school classmates reunite in court when they take on rival clients.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar went on to play another lawyer in Franklin and Bash in 2010. See more »

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L.A. Law meets Hill Street Blues
27 December 2008 | by MashedASee all my reviews

L.A. Law & Hill Street Blues springs to mind when watching Raising The Bar, it has the same sort of feeling of colleagues working together and using each other in a supportive way. Each of the main characters has it's own idiosyncratic ways which endear you to them. What drew me to this series was tracking the career of 'Malcolm In The Middle' actress Jane Kaczmarek, I was curious as to what she was doing and to my delight she has taken a part the suits her down to the ground. I wouldn't say the role is challenging but rather something which fits naturally with her previous role as the domineering mother and not forgetting the the same role she voiced in 'The Simpsons'. Unfortunately there is a familiarity with Raising The Bar which could stop it from being anything other than a series that gets shelved after a few seasons.... A series that will get a a thumbs up from the T.V. Execs is that of Kaczmarek's acting partner in 'Malcolm In The Middle' Bryan Cranston, that series is really breaking the mold, simply awesome!


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