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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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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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English

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1 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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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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Best legal show ever
27 August 2012 | by betwanaSee all my reviews

What a shame that Raising the Bar was canceled after the second season! It is by the far the most nuanced, well-written legal show I've ever seen. Most shows in its genre pander to the fantasy that the world is divided into good and evil, where the bad guys are cunning and unremorseful and the good guys are always law enforcement. Raising the Bar is one of the few shows that show the defense side, but it doesn't do that at the expense of the prosecution side. Even the show's initial villains are rehabilitated as complicated, nuanced characters. As a lawyer, I can vouch for how close the show gets to reality (except for how attractive and well-dressed the characters are, of course!) it is also incredibly entertaining without sacrificing its complexity. I can't say enough good things about this show - I actually shelled out money to buy the DVDs, which I almost never do. Highly recommend!


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