8/101 Votes Alchetron
Country of origin United States
First episode date 1 September 2008
Composer(s) Alec Puro
Original language(s) English
Genre Legal drama
|Created by Steven Bochco
Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar Gloria Reuben Teddy Sears J. August Richards Melissa Sagemiller Jane Kaczmarek Currie Graham Natalia Cigliuti
Theme music composer Richard Stone Philip de Souza
Networks American Broadcasting Company, TNT
Cast Mark‑Paul Gosselaar, Jane Kaczmarek, Gloria Reuben, Teddy Sears, Melissa Sagemiller
Raising the bar series premiere on tnt
Raising the Bar is an American legal drama, which ran on TNT network from September 1, 2008 to December 24, 2009.
- Raising the bar series premiere on tnt
- Plot summary
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Raising the Bar was originally announced to be joining TNT as a new series in January 2008. It came to TNT through ABC Studios and Steven Bochco served as executive producer, with Jesse Bochco as co-executive producer and David Feige as supervising producer. After completing its first season of 10 hour-long episodes in November 2008, the series was renewed for a 15-episode second season, which premiered on Monday June 8, 2009 at 10p.m ET/ 9 p.m. CT. The show was canceled after season 2.
Idealistic public defender Jerry Kellerman does whatever it takes to assist the helpless and disenfranchised, which often leads to clashes in the courtroom presided over by Judge Trudy Kessler, a hard-liner hoping to become the city's next district attorney. Jerry has many clashes with both law enforcement and the assistant district attorneys (ADAs) such as Michelle Ernhardt, the beautiful and occasionally devious attorney with whom he has had a turbulent secret fling.
Cast and characters
The series debut garnered 7.7 million viewers. It was the biggest audience ever for a new-series launch on basic cable. It beat the record set in 2004 by USA Network's launch of The 4400 which opened with an average of 7.4 million viewers; runner-up was TNT's The Closer, which recorded 7 million viewers when it was unveiled in 2005. Following the premiere, ratings evened out to around 5.5 million viewers per episode. For calendar-year 2008 on a first-run basis, the series delivered 1.37 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic, garnering mixed reviews.
TNT confirmed to E! Online on November 30, 2009 that the series would not be renewed for a third season. The final three episodes were burned off marathon style on Christmas Eve night.