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[09/05/12 - 11:56 AM]
11.2 Million Viewers Make TNT's "The Closer" Basic Cable's Most-Watched Finale Ever
TNT further spins the numbers for Monday, August 13.

[05/03/12 - 04:41 PM]
Rob Lowe to Star in New Lifetime Original Movie "Prosecuting Casey Anthony"
He'll portray Jeff Ashton, the Florida prosecutor in last year's controversial Caylee Anthony murder trial.

[03/27/12 - 07:01 AM]
eOne Inks Deal with Steven Bochco to Produce "Evolution"
The series is set "three million years in the future, [where] Social Darwinism is born once more."

[09/23/11 - 10:55 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 23
Updates include: Steven Bochco returns to ABC with "Legal Affairs"; Greg Malins and Greg Berlanti team for new comedy at CBS; and Paul Scheuring, Michael Green land new dramas at ABC.

[12/01/10 - 06:07 AM]
Alicia Witt and Teddy Sears Star Alongside Frances Fisher and Markie Post in "Backyard Wedding" A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere January 22
Ryan Bittle and Harry Murphy also star in the telefilm.

[05/14/10 - 10:32 AM]
TNT Greenlights Lawyer Buddy Series Franklin & Bash, Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer
The former TBS pilot follows "two young, fly-by-the-seat-of-their-pants street lawyers cause a seismic culture clash when they join a legendary, button-down law firm."

[04/09/10 - 10:10 AM]
Futon Media Announces the Start of Production on ".comEDY," an Original Comedy Series
Jessica Collins, Tyler Francavilla, Amad Jackson, Paul Reese, Teddy Sears, Amir Talai and Kevin Weisman star in the project, penned by our very own Brian Ford Sullivan.

[03/16/10 - 12:06 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 16
Updates include: Stephen Lang joins ABC's "Matadors"; Donnie Wahlberg reports for "Reagan's Law" at CBS; and Mia Maestro to replace Roselyn Sanchez on ABC's "Cutthroat."

[02/23/10 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 23
Updates include: Jim Belushi, Leah Remini both land lead roles; Emmy-winner Zeljko Ivanek joins NBC's "The Event"; and over a dozen other castings.

[02/16/10 - 12:08 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 16
Updates include: "The Forgotten's" Michelle Borth lands a new ABC pilot; Amy Smart to play nurse for CBS; and Brian Dennehy joins ABC's Dana Gould comedy.

[12/30/09 - 08:34 AM]
The Closer, "True Blood" Lead 2009's Scripted Cable Series
Plus: how more than 60 of cable's scripted series fared in 2009.

[12/09/09 - 10:58 AM]
TNT to Say Goodbye to "Bar" on December 24
The show's final three installments will air on said night beginning at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/01/09 - 10:20 AM]
TNT to Air Remaining "Bar" Episodes
A network spokesperson confirmed the news this morning however exact dates have yet to be determined.

[11/30/09 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 30
Updates include: TNT cancels "Raising the Bar"; Aunjanue Ellis joins CBS's "The Mentalist"; and Barry Sonnenfeld to helm ABC's "Farsi."

[10/08/09 - 01:33 PM]
MTV Gets Freaky on Friday with Halloween Thriller "My Super Psycho Sweet 16"
As previously reported, the film bows Friday, October 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/27/09 - 06:40 AM]
The Con Is on as TNT Orders Third Season of Hit Series Leverage
It will then return to complete the second season in winter, with the third season slated to air in summer 2010.

[08/24/09 - 12:36 PM]
Fifth Episode of Summer Sensation Warehouse 13 Becomes Most-Watched Original Series Telecast in Syfy's 17-Year History
Syfy further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 4.

[08/20/09 - 12:57 PM]
Syfy Renews Summer Smash Hit 'Warehouse 13' for Second Season
The new season is slated for a summer 2010 return.

[07/16/09 - 12:34 PM]
TNT's Successful Three-Night Strategy of Original Programming Continues with 3.9 Million Viewers Tuning in to the Season Premiere of Leverage and 3.5 Million Viewers for the Series Premiere of Dark Blue
TNT spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 15.

[06/24/09 - 12:39 PM]
TNT Summer Strategy Gets Strong Start with Two Solid Nights of Originals, Paving the Way for Third Night in July
TNT spins the numbers for the month of June.

[06/09/09 - 12:41 PM]
TNT Gets Summer Off to a Sizzling Start with Outstanding Performances by the Closer and Raising the Bar
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, June 8.

[05/20/09 - 07:03 AM]
Tnt, TBS and TruTV Showcase Upcoming Series and Unveil Impressive Development Slate at 2009 Upfront
The slate includes projects in development from industry giants Steven Spielberg and Steven Bochco and box-office star Kevin James.

[05/06/09 - 11:28 AM]
TNT Lines Up Sizzling Summer of Original Programming
The cable channel confirms our previous report about its upcoming offerings.

[04/29/09 - 12:59 PM]
TNT to Offer Originals on Three Nights This Summer
Mondays to feature "The Closer," "Raising the Bar"; Tuesdays will be home to "Wedding Day," "HawthoRNe," "Saving Grace"; and Wednesdays to showcase "Leverage," "Dark Blue."

[01/22/09 - 08:51 AM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces Organizational Restructure
ABC Entertainment and ABC Studios will now be operated as a coordinated business unit entitled ABC Entertainment Group and managed by Stephen McPherson.

[01/08/09 - 08:20 AM]
TNT Greenlights Two New Drama Series: Time Heals, Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and the Line, Starring Dylan Mcdermott
Both 10-episode series are slated to premiere later this year.

[12/18/08 - 03:20 PM]
Final Dvr Data Revs Up Ratings for FX Frosh Drama Sons of Anarchy
FX spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/11/08 - 01:40 PM]
Michael Wright Named Executive Vice President, Head of Programming, Tbs, TNT and Turner Classic Movies
Plus: Phil Oppenheim and Lillah McCarthy are upped at TBS and TNT.

[12/10/08 - 01:29 PM]
Record-Breaking Original Programming Drives TNT to Sixth Consecutive Year as Ad-Supported Cable's #1 Network Among Adults 25-54 in Total Day
TNT spins the numbers for the year to date.

[11/06/08 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 6
Updates include: ABC cuts midseason duo to 10 episodes; James Van Der Beek and David Denman join FOX's "Eva Adams"; and Joel Fields moves from "Ugly Betty" to "Raising the Bar."

[10/20/08 - 09:38 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Continues to Show Strong Growth
NBC Universal spins Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, Oxygen, Sci Fi and USA's numbers for September 24 through October 14.

[09/16/08 - 04:01 PM]
TNT Renews Two Hit Series: Saving Grace and Raising the Bar
Both series will return next year with new 15-episode seasons.

[09/02/08 - 11:03 AM]
7.7 Million Viewers Watch Premiere of TNT's Raising the Bar, Setting Record as Ad-Supported Cable's Biggest Series Launch of All Time
TNT spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[08/28/08 - 09:27 AM]
TNT Springs for Tolls in Atlanta, Orlando, Philadelphia and Chicago to Spread the Word About New Drama Raising the Bar
"With so many people on the roads Labor Day weekend, it's a perfect time to get our message out about the premiere of this outstanding new drama series," said TNT's Tricia Melton.

[06/18/08 - 12:23 PM]
Natalia Cigliuti Joins Cast of TNT's New Legal Drama Raising the Bar
Cigliuiti's character, Roberta "Bobbi" Gilardi, "is brought in to help cover the enormous work load faced by the public defender's office."

[05/14/08 - 06:44 AM]
Turner Entertainment Networks Offers Dynamic Programming Slate, Big Stars and Innovative New Options for Advertisers
George Clooney, Steven Bochco, Mark Burnett, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Dean Devlin, Ray Romano, Donnie Wahlberg, Jon Avnet, Russell Simmons, Joey "Run" Simmons, William H. Macy and Jamie Foxx all have projects in the works at TNT, TBS and truTV.

[05/06/08 - 11:50 AM]
ABC Studios Wins the Banff World Television Festival's 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award
ABC Studios was cited for "the enormous impact of its innovative programming" with breakthrough series like "Lost," "Desperate Housewives," "Criminal Minds" and "Grey's Anatomy."

[03/03/08 - 09:09 AM]
TNT Plans Dramatic Increase in Original Programming, Setting the Stage for a Major Primetime Shift
14 series in the works include efforts from Ridley Scott, Mark Burnett, Steven Bochco, Robert Redford and John Sacret Young.

[01/24/08 - 10:39 AM]
TNT Heads to the Courtroom with New Steven Bochco Legal Drama Series Raising the Bar, Starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek
Teddy Sears, Melissa Sagemiller, Currie Graham, J. August Richards and Jonathan Scarfe also star in the drama, due later this year.

[08/03/07 - 05:50 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 30-August 3
Updates include: Sci Fi, E! call it quits on "The Dresden Files," "The Simple Life," TNT moves forward with two pilots and ABC Family extends "Greek" another 10 episodes.

[04/05/07 - 07:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday-Thursday, April 4-5
Updates include: New reality pilots from NBC and FOX, overall deals for Stacy Traub and Chuck Tatham plus the usual dose of casting news.

[03/13/07 - 10:12 AM]
TNT Boasts Oscar(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winners in Dynamic Original Programming Slate
The network details its summer slate, which includes new series "Heartland" and "Saving Grace" as well as the limited series "The Company." Plus: a complete round-up of its projects in development.







RAISING THE BAR (TNT)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/1/08 - 12/24/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2009-2010 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (25 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 11/30/09
DESCRIPTION:
(from TNT's press release, May 2009) This summer, court will be back in session with the return of this emotionally powerful legal drama from Emmy-winning producer Steven Bochco. The series follows the cases and lives of young lawyers who work on opposite sides the public defender's office and the district attorney's office as well as those who sit in judgment on their cases. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue) stars as idealistic defender Jerry Kellerman, while Gloria Reuben (ER) plays his passionate and protective boss, Rosalind Whitman. And Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) plays imperious Judge Trudy Kessler, who has dreams of becoming the next district attorney. Co-starring in the series are Teddy Sears (Ugly Betty), Natalia Cigliuti (All My Children), Melissa Sagemiller (Sleeper Cell), Currie Graham (Boston Legal), J. August Richards (Conviction) and Jonathan Scarfe (Into the West). RAISING THE BAR not only looks at courtroom battles but also the relationships among people on different sides, from the public defender trying to deal with her abusive, drug-addicted husband to the African-American assistant district attorney determined not to let himself be viewed as a racial token, from the judge who pushes the legal envelope in order to secure her political future to the legal aide who does everything he can to hide his homosexuality. When it premiered last September, RAISING THE BAR was watched by 8.6 million viewers, ad-supported cable's largest audience ever for a new series launch.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Currie Graham as Nick Balco
· Gloria Reuben as Rosalind Whitman
· J. August Richards as Marcus McGrath
· Jane Kaczmarek as Trudy Kessler
· Jonathan Scarfe as Charlie Sagansky
· Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Jerry Kellerman
· Melissa Sagemiller as Michelle Ernhardt
· Natalia Cigliuti as Roberta "Bobbi" Gilardi
· Teddy Sears as Richard Patrick Woolsley
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alison Cross as CP
· Caroline James as COOR-PROD
· Danya Bochco as PROD
· David Feige as SP
· David Feige as WRTR (Pilot)
· Jesse Bochco as CO-EP
· Jesse Bochco as DIR (Pilot)
· Jonathan Abrahams as PROD
· Steven Bochco as EP
· Steven Bochco as STORY (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Steven Bochco Productions