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Trial & Error 

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A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.
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2018   2017  
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Nicholas D'Agosto ...  Josh Segal 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Jayma Mays ...  Carol Anne Keane 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Steven Boyer ...  Dwayne Reed 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Sherri Shepherd ...  Anne Flatch 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Krysta Rodriguez ...  Summer Henderson / ... 13 episodes, 2017
John Lithgow ...  Larry Henderson 14 episodes, 2017-2018
Amanda Payton ...  Nina Rudolph 10 episodes, 2018
Kristin Chenoweth ...  Lavinia Peck-Foster 10 episodes, 2018
Joel McCrary ...  Judge Kamiltow 10 episodes, 2018
Angel Parker ...  Heidi Baker 10 episodes, 2017
Lauren McGibbon ...  Virgitte Snip the Stenographer 10 episodes, 2018
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A spoof of crime documentaries about the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him.

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Their first case is a real killer.

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Comedy | Mystery

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USA

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English

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14 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Trial & Error: Lady, Killer See more »

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16:9 HD
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The character name "Dwayne Reed" is a pun on "Duane Reade," the ubiquitous New York drug store chain, while "Carol Anne Keane" plays on "Carolyn Keene," the nom de plume of the various authors who wrote the Nancy Drew mystery books. See more »

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Just goofy fun
14 April 2017 | by thrall7See all my reviews

Like a lot of people, I'm a big fan of John Lithgow, who is a very versatile actor. He's one of a select bunch who are adept at serious drama and broad humor, as seen in his turn on "Third Rock from the Sun" and his hosting SNL.

This show isn't pretentious about the humor. It's broad and fast-paced in most episodes. If you don't like one joke, wait thirty seconds or so and we've got another one for you. The writers make use of a lot of devices to get the humor across, including some quick-hitting sight gags you need to watch for or you'll miss them. (As an example, check out the slogan for the health club in one of the episodes as the trial begins.)

Jayma Mays is a bundle of sexual tension in her role as the ambitious DA and is nearly as funny as Lithgow's character. Sherri Shepherd is great in a sometimes too small part. Overall, the cast is wonderful and seems to be having a lot of fun with the show.

I will say that I don't know if this is a show that has a lot of staying power, though, because it's hard to see where it can go after this first season. Still, it's a very funny half-hour that really is a lot different from most of what's on right now. The only show that takes the same approach to fast-paced, packed with jokes is "Angie Tribeca." It works for them and it works well for this show.


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