Made in Jersey

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Made in Jersey
Made in Jersey.jpg
GenreLegal drama
Created byDana Calvo
StarringJanet Montgomery
Kristoffer Polaha
Kyle MacLachlan
Megalyn Echikunwoke
Toni Trucks
Erin Cummings
Felix Solis
Theme music composerJules Larson
Rich Jacques
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Kevin Falls
Jamie Tarses
Julia Franz
Mark Waters
Running time43 minutes
Production company(s)Left Coast Productions
FanFare Productions
CBS Television Studios
Sony Pictures Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution (USA)
Sony Pictures Television (non-USA)
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 28 –
December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)
External links
Official website

Made in Jersey is an American legal drama television series that aired on CBS from September 28 to December 29, 2012.[1] The network ordered the series in May 2012.[2] On October 10, 2012, after only two episodes aired, it was canceled and removed from the network's schedule, making it the first canceled series of the 2012–13 television season.[3] On November 5, 2012, it was announced that CBS had planned to burn off the remaining six episodes beginning Saturday, November 24.[4]


A streetwise attorney, born and raised in New Jersey in a close Italian-American family, makes the transition from the state prosecutor's office in Trenton to a posh New York City law firm, where she must defend her clients while surviving her colleagues' skepticism.

Cast and characters[edit]

Schreiber and March were originally cast as series regulars but only appeared in the pilot.[12][14] They were replaced respectively by Polaha and Echikunwoke.[9]


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
U.S. viewers
1"Pilot"Mark WatersDana CalvoSeptember 28, 2012 (2012-09-28)1017.82[15]
2"Cacti"Adam DavidsonBrett ConradOctober 5, 2012 (2012-10-05)1026.78[16]
3"Camelot"Mark WatersDana CalvoNovember 24, 2012 (2012-11-24)1052.52[17]
4"Payday"Victor NelliKevin FallsDecember 1, 2012 (2012-12-01)1045.13[18]
5"Wingman"Jeff BlecknerAlicia KirkDecember 22, 2012 (2012-12-22)1032.47[19]
6"Ancient History"Vincent MisianoAlfonso H. MorenoDecember 22, 2012 (2012-12-22)1062.98[19]
7"The Farm"Adam DavidsonKatie WechDecember 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)1072.94[20]
8"Ridgewell"Eric StoltzJan NashDecember 29, 2012 (2012-12-29)1082.81[20]

Critical reception[edit]

The show was met with mixed reviews from critics, with a score of 43 out of 100 based on 18 reviews from Metacritic.[21] Despite stating that it "sounds from a bare-bones description as if it were a cloddish comedy that deserves immediate cancellation," Neil Genzlinger of The New York Times added that "if the show's writers can deepen the characters, Made in Jersey just might continue to be worth watching."[22]

International broadcasts[edit]

In Canada, the show has been picked up by Global Television Network, where it aired on the same night as the American broadcast, but at different times depending on the region and simultaneous substitution opportunities. In Portugal, it premiered on TVSéries on October 18, 2012.


  1. ^ "CBS Announces 2012-2013 Premiere Dates". The Futon Critic. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 13, 2012). "CBS Picks Up Four New Drama Series & Two Comedies: Is A 'CSI' Spinoff Going Away?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 17, 2012.
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 10, 2012). "'Made in Jersey' Cancelled; 'Undercover Boss' Returns Friday, November 2 at 8PM". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 12, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Made in Jersey: Canceled TV Series Returns to CBS". TV Series Finale. November 5, 2012. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Roots, Kimberly (July 5, 2012). "Exclusive: Ringer's Kristoffer Polaha Joins CBS' Made in Jersey as Series Regular". TV Line. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Made in Jersey (About the Show) – CBS Entertainment.
  7. ^ Roots, Kimberly. "Fall TV Exclusive: CBS' Made in Jersey Casts 90210 's Megalyn Echikunwoke," TVLine, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
  8. ^ Fisher, Luchina. "Meet Newest 'Twilight' Vampire: Toni Trucks," ABC News, Monday, November 12, 2012.
  9. ^ a b Sullivan, Brian Ford. "The Futon's First Look: Made in Jersey (CBS)," The Futon Critic, Monday, July 23, 2012.
  10. ^ a b Lowry, Brian. "Made in Jersey" (television review), Variety (magazine), Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
  11. ^ Made in Jersey cast and crew at IMDB
  12. ^ a b Jeffery, Morgan. "The Wire star Pablo Schreiber exits CBS drama Made in Jersey," Digital Spy, Thursday, May 24, 2012.
  13. ^ Wiegand, David. "Made in Jersey review: No Shore thing," San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
  14. ^ Mann, Camille. "Made in Jersey debut shows life of struggling lawyer," CBS News, Friday, September 28, 2012.
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 1, 2012). "Friday Final TV Ratings: '20/20' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 4, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2012.
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (October 8, 2012). "Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Adjusted Up, No Adjustments for 'Grimm', 'Fringe' or 'Made in Jersey'". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  17. ^ Amanda Kondolojy (November 25, 2012). "TV Ratings Saturday: Notre Dame Football Dominates Night + 'Made in Jersey' Burnoff Begins". TV by the Numbers.
  18. ^ "TV Ratings Saturday: College Football More Wonderful Than 'It's A Wonderful Life' - Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  19. ^ a b TV Ratings Saturday: 'Cops' Ticks Up, 'Made in Jersey' Burnoff Continues + 'WWE Tribute to the Troops' Flops
  20. ^ a b TV Ratings Saturday: 'The Mob Doctor' Beats 'Made In Jersey' in Battle of the Burn-Offs; '48 Hours' Up
  21. ^ Made in Jersey: Season 1
  22. ^ Genzlinger, Neil. "Some Melting-Pot Law Office: Newcomer From Next Door Brings Culture Clash", The New York Times, Friday, September 28, 2012.

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