Question of the Week

Pitch us your idea for a legal TV show

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This week, the first 10-second teaser trailer was released for the much-anticipated comedy-drama Better Call Saul, a spinoff of the hit drama Breaking Bad. The TV show stars Bob Odenkirk as “criminal lawyer” Saul Goodman, and is set six years before the events of Breaking Bad.

Two other legal shows have more imminent premieres: Bad Judge, about a Los Angeles County Circuit Court judge with a wild lifestyle; and How to Get Away with Murder, a drama about a criminal law professor and her students.

Are you excited about these shows—or do you have better ideas of your own? The ABA Journal doesn’t have the power to greenlight anything, but this week, we want you to pitch us your idea for a legal TV show. Pitches for both scripted and reality TV shows will be accepted. Feel free to elaborate on your casting choices as well. And if you like, flip through our Top 25 TV Shows gallery for inspiration.

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: ‘Said no lawyer ever’: What is something you will never hear a lawyer utter?

Featured answers:

“Just talk to the police, I’m sure that will clear it up.” —posted by Alex

“I’m just lucky to work in such a great firm. I don’t need to be equity partner. That’s for the men.” —posted by Working Mom

“If you didn’t commit the crime, you have nothing to worry about.” —posted by Darwinian Capitalist

“I love having a pro se adversary! Their arguments are always so well thought out and grounded in clear legal precedent!” —posted by Scott J. Goldstein

“This document is perfect the way it is. I have no revisions. ” —posted by Netochka Nezvanova

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