A New Legal Drama Featuring a Supreme Court Nominee

Legal dramas are always in season. ABC has ordered a legal drama, Judgement, from 20th Century Television and Joey Falco. The show centers on a Supreme Court nominee and explores her past, which is likely to come during Congressional hearings. More here from The Hollywood Reporter.

Note that we’ve seen Supreme Court tv dramas before. 2002 featured two of them, neither long-lived. Joe Mantegna starred in First Monday, which lasted thirteen episodes. Sally Field played the main character in The Court, which aired three times before it went on hiatus and never returned. Another series, Outlaw, starred Jimmy Smits, as a Supreme Court Justice who resigned to pursue justice through practicing law at his own law firm. The series lasted eight episodes.

More on The Court:

Roundtable Introduction and Essays

More on First Monday

Roundtable Introduction and Essays

More on Outlaw.

Tim Gates, Jimmy Smits in Outlaw: Where’s the Justice, SFGate, Sept. 14, 2010