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Fall TV Preview: Shark

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical about Shark, which premieres tonight at 10/9c on CBS. I mean, how many legal dramas do we really need, right? This one, however, is different. First of all, it's directed by Spike Lee and stars television and movie veteran James Woods. The show centers around hot shot defense attorney Sebastian Stark (aka "The Shark") who is suddenly humbled when he gets a client acquitted of domestic violence who then kills his wife six days later. Unable to continue to represent violent criminals, the Shark switches sides and becomes a prosecutor in charge of teaching young Assistant DAs how to win against other Sharks like himself. On a personal level, Sebastian is granted custody of his 16 year old daughter who it seems will likely be taking care of him rather than the other way around. Other notable cast members include Jeri Ryan (The OC, Boston Public) as the District Attorney who is less than thrilled to be all of the sudden playing on the same team as her former nemesis. The first episode definitely peaked my interest so I will be tuning in to see what happens next.

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