Tuesday, May 25, 2010

CBS "Makes Room" for Cristalli & Saggese Show

CBS has canceled 7 shows in order to take a chance on some fresh ideas, and one of the lucky newcomers is a Las Vegas "comedic drama" based on local firm Cristalli & Saggese.

As we previously noted, Jerry O'Connell is going to play Marc Saggese, while Jim Belushi will take on Michael Cristalli's persona.

If you are a fan of any of the following shows: "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Ghost Whisperer," "Cold Case," "Miami Medical," "Numb3rs," "Gary Unmarried" and/or "Accidentally on Purpose," send your hate mail to Marc & Michael ... or Daniel Dae Kim, who is apparently staring in a remake of Hawaii Five-O (we miss Lost already).

CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler had this to say about the plot of the still-unnamed legal comedic drama:
"It's more of a bromance than a conventional legal drama."
A "bromance?" Between Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi? Okey dokey. Put us down for one episode ... we'll see how bromantic this gets. What do you guys think they should name it?

(AP; Thanks, Tipster!)

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

name it "the peckerwood brief"

Anonymous said...

How about "It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time!" or "What Were We Thinking!"

Anonymous said...

Lost 2.0

Anonymous said...

How about:

Two D'bags who are "lawyers"

Anonymous said...

I like Marc and the Fat Man

Anonymous said...

Jersey Shore meets L.A. Law

Anonymous said...

Tool Time

Anonymous said...

Dumb and Dumber

Anonymous said...

Lady and The Tramp

Anonymous said...

The Malpractice

Anonymous said...

Gone in 60 Seconds

Anonymous said...

Bleed Em 'n Plead Em

Anonymous said...

Something tells me that when CBS wants to make a *comedy* based on your firm - and not a courtroom drama - people are laughing AT you, not with you.

Anonymous said...

Beauty and The Beast

Anonymous said...

Two Flew Into The Cuckoo's Nest

Anonymous said...

Rumble of the Ballsy

Anonymous said...

2 Confused Men

Anonymous said...

A Few Stupid Men

Anonymous said...

Subpoena in the City

Anonymous said...

And Justice for None

Anonymous said...

Friends

Anonymous said...

Bosom Buddies... Think of all the antics Marc and Michael could get into with not having men's clothes to go court in etc.

Anonymous said...

Law and Disorder

Anonymous said...

Wild Wild Law!...oh, wait...that's already taken

Anonymous said...

Dude, Where's My Bar License?

Anonymous said...

Guido Law

Gym, tan, laundry, court

They can cast Snooki to play a temp secretary.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I missed it from the last discussion, but how in the world did they decide to do a show on this firm? Someone enlighten me please...

Anonymous said...

"Hey, Isnt's That the Fat Kid From 'Stand By Me' and John Belushi's Untalented Brother?"

Anonymous said...

If the networks are willing to make a tv sitcom based on the Geico Cavemen, they're probably crazy/desperate enough to look to the Las Vegas legal community for ideas. I would probably watch a show based on the antics of 'The Heavy Hitter.'

Anonymous said...

F*ck a comedy. Lets have lawyers face off in MMA fights. According to his profile Saggese is a professional boxer with all first round knockouts.

http://www.cristalli-saggese.com/m-saggese.php

Tell me you wouldn't like to see him square off against the Western European Martial Artist (and eagle scout) Patrick Driscoll.

http://www.patrickdriscolllaw.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=48&Itemid=18

Anonymous said...

I watched that Miami Medical once. The actors were so wooden I got splinters. This law comedy about has to be better, even if just by default.

Anonymous said...

I think I prefer watching Tony Liker box defendants.

Anonymous said...

Makin' Vegas attorneys proud. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

From their website:

Our Nevada, Las Vegas law firm is based on experience, integrity and aggressive representation. Whether it be for your automobile accident, your slip and fall, your mortgage mediation issues, or a recent arrest or pending criminal case against you – we take pride in producing results…the results you want and the results you request from us.
We aggressively represent ALL of our clients in Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Dental Malpractice, Slip and Fall, Strict Products Liability, Wrongful Death, Family Matters, Sealing of Criminal Records, and Nevada Mortgage Mediations.

Can't you just see the drama here? And you wonder why lawyers elsewhere think so poorly of our bar?

Anonymous said...

Again, everything some people touch turns to gold while other more talented people slave and toil for nothing

Anonymous said...

You can put me down for TiVo'ing an episode. When will it be on?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Marc and Michael. I can tell that many attorneys who have commented are good at tearing others down. I think it is a very sad part of our profession that the only way we can feel good about ourselves is to knock others down. If anyone else in Las Vegas was going to have a TV show based on their firm they would be proud and rightfully so. But because this show is for Marc and Michael, some wish to take a swipe. Sorry, but that's crass. I can't wait for the day when members of our profession wish to elevate the discussion; not drag it into the gutter.

Anonymous said...

I am jealous! I'm a dumbass why can't they make a show about me? At least now when we laugh at their buffoonary we're being supportive and not rude. How many episodes will be based on banging paralegals?

Anonymous said...

I agree with 7:24. I remember when fellow attorneys supported other lawyers good fortune, or even goofy pranks. Now all we hear is smart- ass comments. The newer lawyers seem to be a bunch of self-centered losers whose only enjoyment is making fun of others who are actually doing something. Grow up

Anonymous said...

Wait I have a better one.

The Miley's were approached last year to make a "reality" TV show.
They liked "sloppy" the attorney and "Big Bird" the judge. They were talking to them about it.
Randy wanted to do it in the worst way (he would make more money than what he does now....) but Mrs. Miley (head of the family) said no - thought it wouldn't be approved by the Judicial Board and it would make her look bad.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Make her look bad? Honey you can't get worse than you are now.
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Anonymous said...

The short lived series "LV Law," circa 2006, featured the late James "Bucky" Buchanan. More recently, a television production company plans to shoot a reality series centered on the lawyers and clients at the Richard Harris Law Firm and it's Ticket Busters and Defenders divisions.

Anonymous said...

7:24 - Christalli and Saggese are fantastic at marketing, great at convincing new clients that they are the best attorneys, and wonderful at making money. What they suck at is practicing law, properly investigating cases, and competently representing clients. They've earned every bit of ridicule that they receive, and then some.

If someone had a t.v. show about Don Campbell or Rick Wright or any of the thousands of other attorneys in this town who value substance over show,this discussion would not have this tone. Cristalli and Saggese are assholes and deserve the ridicule.

Anonymous said...

7:24 & 8:26. I think you're a bit high brow for this blog. Perhaps you can start your own blog for perpetually constipated lawyers who need help learning to laugh at themselves, and others.

XOXO,
One of those newer self-centered loser lawyers.

Anonymous said...

Bucky's "LV Law" was a fantastic watch.

Anonymous said...

Bucky's show was great but I heard he actually paid to have it aired.

Anonymous said...

I liked that show on Sundance about LV Law, although I only remember the Dominic Gentile episode. Sadly, I don't remember who the DA in the case was. Whatever happened to that show?

Jordan Ross, Principal, Ross Legal Search said...

Forget Hawaii Five-O. The Shark Pimp wants to see a re-boot of Hawaiian Eye - in black & white and still set in 1959.

Anonymous said...

I heard Bucky got $5 million for the show.

Anonymous said...

I heard that Bucky had to pay $500 million to make $5 million on the show.



Not really, but since we're just tossing around random "I heard" statements, why not join the completely without credibility party.

Anonymous said...

I heard that I never watched Bucky's show.

Anonymous said...

I work at CBS. The show is going to be called The Defenders and here's a preview -- http://www.cbs.com/primetime/fall_preview_2010/?pid=ABT0vMBhqOUMI2w9ILBxmP9aCM_zT5Uw&vs=Default&play=true

Anonymous said...

Maybe this link works better -- http://bit.ly/cEUNu2

Anonymous said...

Oooh, impressive. Our random blowhard musings being monitored by CBS. Cool, maybe WWL will make it into the script at some point in time.

I can see it now....random associate at "The Defenders" makes some lame assertion about a "gunner" from law school anonymously on this local legal tabloid blog. Or better yet, making remarks about "hitting" one of the so called "hot" judges sitting on the bench and some smart remark about her husband and the dog.

Doing southern Nevada proud.

Anonymous said...

8:16 - Please get your facts straight before making such assertions. You are way off, but good guess.

Anonymous said...

10:22, who peed in your Cheerio's™ this morning?

Mind filling me in on the "factual assertions" made?

As I read it, there was conjecture on what a would be cast member in the law office of the defenders could do reflective of what takes place on this blog on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

dont be player haters. those two d-bags are lucky they gots a show made about them. i would prefer to see a show about construction defect though.