Anyone catch this? The first two episodes were on NBC Tuesday, the 14th. Looks like they’ll be showing 2 every Tuesday (at 9).
Most of the characters are actors I’ve never heard of or barely heard of, excepting John Lithgow who is the central character (accused murderer), a delightful idiot in true Lithgow form! You might also recognize Sherri Shepard as the lawyer’s assistant who has a host of wacky rare medical conditions, and small appearances by Marla Gibbs, Dave “Gruber” Allen and Andrew Daly.
The show is FAST and packed to the gills with gags. And John Lithgow is a joy to watch. Of course there is a mystery/trial element which is always compelling to me.
I love it so far! I already feel like I’m going to miss it when it’s over for the season.
Here’s the official synopsis. Anyone else watching?
“Josh, a bright-eyed New York lawyer, heads to a tiny Southern town to defend an eccentric poetry professor accused of the hilariously bizarre murder of his wife. Josh’s optimism never ceases despite his legal team of unqualified local misfits and a makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop. Winning his first big case isn’t going to be easy, especially when his client continues to unwittingly say and do things that make him look guilty. Despite being complete underdogs, he and his ragtag team continue to take two steps forward, one step back to keep his client from stepping into death row.”