Law & Order: Trial by Jury

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Law & Order: Trial by Jury
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Law & Order: Trial by Jury, the latest series from Dick Wolf, architect of the most successful brand in primetime television with NBC’s Law & Order, takes viewers where they have never been before. For the first time, a Law & Order series is told not only from the point-of-view of the prosecutors and police -- but also from the perspective of the defense attorneys, defendants, judges and jurors. Law & Order: Trial by Jury shows the inner workings of the judicial system, beginning with the arraignment, and continuing through the prosecutors’ complicated process of building a case, investigating leads and preparing witnesses for trial. The series stars Bebe Neuwirth (“Cheers,” “Chicago”) as Assistant District Attorney, Tracey Kibre and Amy Carlson (NBC’s “Third Watch”) as Assistant District Attorney, Kelly Gaffney. Reprising his Law & Order role will be Fred Dalton Thompson as District Attorney Arthur Branch and the late Jerry Orbach as Lennie Briscoe, a retired police detective working as an Investigator for the District Attorney and Kirk Acevedo (“Band of Brothers”) also stars as Briscoe’s partner, DA Investigator Hector Salazar. Trial by Jury was a midseason show that started on March 3rd and was cancelled after it's shortened 12-episode first season. The final episode of the series was played on August 3rd with hopes the show will be brought back on either NBC or TNT. R.I.P. Jerry Orbach- You will be missed. (1935-2004)moreless
Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe (Episodes 1-2)

Amy Carlson

Amy Carlson

A.D.A. Kelly Gaffney

Kirk Acevedo

Kirk Acevedo

D.A. Investigator Hector Salazar

Fred Dalton Thompson

Fred Dalton Thompson

D.A. Arthur Branch

Bebe Neuwirth

Bebe Neuwirth

A.D.A. Tracey Kibre

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A DICK WOLF MISFIRE THAT'S STILL BETTER THAN 90% OF THE REST OF TV

    6.5
    I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR MOST OF 2005, SO I MISSED THIS SHOW WHEN IT WAS ORIGINALLY AIRED. I RECENTLY FOUND IT AVAILABLE ON . EVEN THOUGH IT LOOKED LIKE DICK WOLF'S PRODUCTION COMPANY DIDN'T ALLOCATE MUCH EFFORT ON THIS SERIES, IT'S STILL WORTH WATCHING.
  • Didn't deserve to be canceled.

    7.7
    Trial By Jury takes us even deeper into the courtrooms than any other Law & Order. Many people accuse it of being the weakest of all spin-offs but I think it's a lot better than Criminal Intent. TBJ takes a whole new spin on the Law & Order franchise by being almost ALL about courtroom drama where the other spin-offs and Mothership mainly focussed on detective work. If this show had been given more of a chance in a better time slot it could have done well. Chances of it ever being brought back to air is slim to none but we can hope! I advise everyone who's a fan of Law & Order to go out and pick Trial By Jury up on box set to show some support. A good show that was never given a chance.moreless
  • A show that makes you really root against the uppity ADAs, they are some big time b*t*hes. They acting by Neuwirth and Carlson is great but the characters are just awful.moreless

    6.8
    As I continue the viewing of Mr. Wolf's Trial By Jury L & O program via the DVD box set a light click on in my head. Number one the Bebe and Carslon's characters are very unlikeable as in I was rooting for baby killers and cop killers as well as rapist to be set free just to spite these ADAs. I think this might have been the reason the ratings were so poor. No one wants to invest time week after week for a couple of mean and rather unlikeable people, decorum prohibits the word I wish to use as a adjective. House does it right with its deplorable lead which some say guys can pull off the a-hole likeable role but then you look at Glenn Close in Damages her charachter is deplorable but at least she is just out for money and not so sanctimonious crusade to uphold a crappy legal system.moreless
  • The fourth "Law and order" piece to hit the tv, hanging around for one season. Familiar faces include Jerry Orbach as "Lennie Briscoe" and Fred Dalton Thompson as D.A. "Arthur Branch". Bebe Neuwirth and Amy Carlson round out the cast as Assistant D.A's.moreless

    9.0
    I was hoping to see this installment of the "Law and Order" series come back, but no dice.

    Jerry Orbach appears in a couple episodes before his death, the clearly aging Orbach still had it, spouting of a few slick one liners and references to his favorite place the OTB.

    Focusing more on the courtroom, "Trial by jury" takes a closer look at the district attorneys as well as the defense attorneys. Surprisingly, the jurors are also put into more of the spotlight.moreless
  • I am requesting you return Law & Order Trial by Jury

    10
    I loved the Law & Order Trial by Jury show, and want it to return because of the other characters on the show since the late Jerry Orbach. This is all I can say about it except that the perfect time slot would be on Wednesday nights, at 10:00 pm. Sincerely, Nancy P.S. I like all the characters on this show, and miss this particular show more than Law & Order Criminal Intent, and I really love all the Law & Orders, but Law & Order Trial by Jury is my favorite favorite one of all the Law & Order showsmoreless
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    The Definitive Law & Order Cast Hierarchy

    We had some time on our hands and we love Dick Wolf to pieces, so a Law & Order cast hierarchy was just what the summer doldrums ordered.

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    Drama

    Themes

    Legal, altruistic behavior, judicial justice, moral dilemmas, prostitution