Made in Jersey
|Made in Jersey|
|Created by||Dana Calvo|
|Theme music composer||Jules Larson
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Kevin Falls
|Running time||43 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Left Coast Productions
CBS Television Studios
Sony Pictures Television
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution (USA)
Sony Pictures Television (non-USA)
|Original release||September 28 – December 29, 2012|
Made in Jersey is an American legal drama series that ran on CBS from September 28, to December 29, 2012. In May 2012, the network placed a series order. It was canceled and pulled from the schedule on October 10, 2012, after only two episodes aired, becoming the first new show of the 2012-13 television season to be canceled. On November 5, 2012, it was announced that CBS had planned to burn off the remaining six episodes beginning Saturday, November 24.
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
- Janet Montgomery as Martina Garretti, a streetwise, first-year lawyer born and raised in a blue collar family in New Jersey who gets a job at the high powered law firm of Stark & Rowan in New York. She was an ex-assistant district attorney.
- Kristoffer Polaha as Nolan Adams, a third-year associate at the firm.
- Kyle MacLachlan as Donovan Stark, a founding partner at Stark & Rowan.
- Megalyn Echikunwoke as Riley Prescott, a second-year associate at the firm who is the daughter of the former United States Ambassador to Sweden and Martina's foil.
- Toni Trucks as Cyndi Vega, Martina's secretary at the firm and her best friend.
- Erin Cummings as Bonnie Garretti, Martina's older sister who works as a manicurist.
- Felix Solis as River Brody, the firm's investigator who helps Martina with her cases and is a former Los Angeles Police Department detective.
- Drew Beasley as Charlie Garretti
- Donna Murphy as Darlene Garretti, Martina's mother.
- Pablo Schreiber as Luke Aronson, a lawyer at the firm who was Martina's love interest.
- Stephanie March as Natalie Minka, an established lawyer at the firm who is turned off by Martina's style.
- Nicolette Pierini, played Annika Keenan in 5 episodes.
|Seasons||Episodes||Timeslot||Originally aired||DVD release|
|Series premiere||Series finale|
|1||8||Friday 9:00 pm (September 28 – October 5, 2012)
Saturday 8:00 pm (November 24 – December 29, 2012)
|September 28, 2012||December 29, 2012||TBA|
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||"Pilot"||Mark Waters||Dana Calvo||September 28, 2012||101||7.82|
|2||"Cacti"||Adam Davidson||Brett Conrad||October 5, 2012||102||6.78|
|3||"Camelot"||Mark Waters||Dana Calvo||November 24, 2012||105||2.52|
|4||"Payday"||Victor Nelli||Kevin Falls||December 1, 2012||104||5.13|
|5||"Wingman"||Jeff Bleckner||Alicia Kirk||December 22, 2012||103||2.47|
|6||"Ancient History"||Vincent Misiano||Alfonso H. Moreno||December 22, 2012||106||2.98|
|7||"The Farm"||Adam Davidson||Katie Wech||December 29, 2012||107||2.94|
|8||"Ridgewell"||Eric Stoltz||Jan Nash||December 29, 2012||108||2.81|
The show was met with mixed reviews from critics, with a score of 43 out of 100 based on 18 reviews from Metacritic. 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."
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.
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