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The Whole Truth

The Whole TruthNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 13 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 22, 2010 – TBD
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Maura Tierney, Rob Morrow, Eamonn Walker, Sean Wing, Anthony Ruivivar, and Christine Adams.

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TV show description:
This drama is unique in that it shows a legal case being built, concurrently, from the perspective of both the defense and prosecution. The goal is to keep viewers shifting their opinions on guilt and innocence, right up until the end of the episode.

Kathryn Peale (Maura Tierney) is the Senior Trial Assistant District Attorney and Deputy Bureau Chief of Trial Bureau 50 in New York. She was brought up in small New England town where her father was the sheriff. She left home to attend Georgetown, which was followed by a few years of rebellion. She eventually got back on track and Kathryn attended Yale Law School. She could have had her pick of high-paying positions but instead decided to work in the District Attorney’s office and worked her way up the ladder.

Chad Griffin (Sean Wing) is an Assistant DA for Trial Bureau 50. He still has a lot of learning to do but has the makings of a great trial lawyer and somehow pulls it all together when it truly counts. He failed the New York Bar Exam the first time around and his politically-connected father helped him get a position with the Manhattan DA’s office.

Terrence ‘Edge’ Edgecomb (Eamonn Walker) is the Chief of Trial Bureau 50. He’s a veteran of the Justice Department where he rose to the top. He spent some time teaching in Los Angeles but left the sun and surf when he was recruited by the DA’s office in New York because of his grasp of legal and policy issues. Having a calm disposition, Edge is well-liked and the only one who can tell Kathryn when she’s wrong.

On the other side of the courtroom is Jimmy Brogan (Rob Morrow), a powerful defense attorney who was born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen. When Jimmy was young, his grandfather was railroaded for a murder he didn’t commit. This event has driven Jimmy to conquer the legal system, a system that he doesn’t trust. One of New York’s rising criminal attorney stars, he’s now a senior partner at James Brogan & Associates. Jimmy and Kathryn have been friends since their days at Yale together. The two frequently find themselves sparring against one another in the courtroom.

Alejo Salazar (Anthony Ruivivar) is a partner at James Brogan & Associates. He’s always there with a legal citation when his boss needs one, whenever a client balks at high fees, or if Jimmy misspeaks to the press. They share a mutual respect for each other’s abilities and work legal magic together. Alejo is gay and both he and his partner are ultra-connected in NY and DC.

Lena Boudreaux (Christine Adams) is a new associate with the firm but has several years of experience working for a federal court judge and then, a top New York firm. She’s very ambitious, enjoys high-stakes cases, and uses her background to get ahead.

Supported by their respective teams, the Kathryn and Jimmy are evenly matched with a strong streak of competitiveness. They’ll do anything for their clients, have great passion for the law, and end up creating two different stories from the same set of facts. They know that, at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is what the jury believes.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Judy February 1, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Please bring the series back. I loved the show. The way they showed the different sides of the trial. And especially at the end letting us know if they were guilty or not.

BRING BACK THE SHOW. PLEASE!!!!!!!!

Judy

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ann January 28, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Bring back The Whole Truth…ABC did not give it a chance..Cancel the ridiculous “reality” shows that are “off the map” . Love The Whole Truth, and the CAST is fantastic!!

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Shotty January 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I don’t understand why you would get rid of such a fresh new show??? I love it as well as my co-workers and family BIG Mistake to get rid of it. Please reconsider!!!!

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ann January 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Agree with Shotty 100% Please reconsider…ABC..please???

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JerriFaye Thomason January 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

You’re nuts… It is different but different is not bad.

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Krista December 21, 2010 at 9:16 pm

Please! Keep this show! I miss it already.

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Tanya November 10, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Keep this show!!! I love the show and the characters! Give the show a chance to get a following. They always cancel the good ones and yet the rerun grey’s anatomy every week at 8 oclock, and leave on no ordinary family!!! I dont get it!!!

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Beth November 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Loved The Whole Truth. So tired of the shows I like getting cancelled. Wasn’t on long enough to make that kind of decision.

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Lindsay November 9, 2010 at 12:26 am

Please keep the show going. I didn’t know it was on until I stumbled upon it, online. It needs more publicity. It is a great show that will do well, given that there is more advertising so people know about it! I really, really like it and now it’s being cancelled, please take a second look!

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