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NBC Develops New Legal Drama Tommy Supreme

Buzz In: What Is Your Favorite Legal Drama?

Love a juicy legal drama? Good news: NBC is developing a brand-new one called Tommy Supreme. The show will draw inspiration from real-life DC lawyer Tom Goldstein who has reportedly argued 21 cases in front of the Supreme Court. Insiders describe it as the "inverse House" — "a likable guy in the most unlikable profession."

Sounds interesting enough, but not exactly revolutionary. Just think of all the courtroom-based shows already on the air: the oldie-but-goodie Law & Order, the Glenn Close thriller Damages, or newcomer The Good Wife (which, I might add, has already earned a few of your votes for the best new show this year). If we go even further back, I loved Ally McBeal, Boston Legal and The Practice in their heydays. There's just something about the combination of behind-the-scenes personal drama with each week's new cases that's incredibly satisfying and suspenseful. I welcome Supreme to the mix — as long as it can stack up to its predecessors.

How about you? What is your favorite legal show (past or present)?

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