Set to premiere on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC, “Bad Judge,” a comedy that stars Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”), may be suffering from a mistake with the title. The lead star insisted in a press tour held for the members of the Television Critics Association (TCA) that her character is actually good. Read further to learn about the update on “Bad Judge.”
Playing a tough and straightforward judge for the Los Angeles County, Walsh’s Rebecca Wright has a pretty wild side to her personal life.
“She’s a party girl and she happens to be really, really good at her job,” said Wash at the press panel, and as published on ABC News. Walsh also said that her character’s choices for “letting her hair down” should be seen as an outlet, given the pressure she faces at work. She hopes that those who will be watching her new show will give the character a chance, comparing Rebecca Wright to Dr. Gregory House on “House,” who didn’t have to live up to certain norms and standards.
According to Deadline, the actress loved the idea of playing Wright, and it appealed to her in a way that made her love pressing her nose up against candy store windows as a child. She described her character as Peter Pan.
“At the end of the day, it’s a comedy. We’re trying to make people laugh; we’re not doing Law & Order. Are you going to arrest me? Is that what this is about?” said Walsh in the Deadline report.
The role of Wright is a clear deviation from the character Walsh has done in the past, as the polished Dr. Addison Montegomery on “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy.”
NBC has posted a photo of Walsh from the TCA panel of “Bad Judge,” which took place last July 14, 2014.
— NBC (@nbc) July 13, 2014
And that’s the update on the new comedy “Bad Judge” starring Kate Walsh, which will kick off its run on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on NBC. Follow more updates about this show, and other upcoming series only here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons/Kate Walsh/Samhsha