In the US: Thursdays, 8/7c, ABC
Oh look: another show about lawyers. Gosh, is there actually anything new that can be said or hasn't be done with lawyers already? I mean, here we have a whole bunch of novice lawyers (Raising the Bar), being trained by their cut-throat mentors (Shark), having lots of jolly whacky fun together (Boston Legal), getting worried about their relationships (Ally McBeal) and worrying about the little guy and doing good (Eli Stone).
All done before.
So like cop shows, if you're going to have a new lawyer show, it's largely about the mix and the vibe it gives out, rather than because you're expecting anything truly original.
The Deep End is a curious mix. It's about one part fun and decent characters and actors to five parts toenail-curlingly poorly written dialogue and situations. Still, it does have two very big things going for it: Billy Zane and Clancy Brown.