“Bad Judge” is a new comedy series that will begin its run on Thursdays at 9:00 pm on NBC. The first episode is slated to premiere on October 2, 2014. The series will star Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”) as Rebecca Wright, a tough criminal judge who has a bit of a wild side. Read on to learn more about NBC’s “Bad Judge.”
Created by Will Ferrell (“Anchorman”) and Adam McKay (“Talladega Nights”), “Bad Judge” explores the uncommon behavior of a well-respected L.A. judge who has plenty of secrets in her private life. When she’s not sitting in court and going through all the criminal cases in her chambers, Rebecca Wright (Walsh) loves nothing more than to party hard with her best friend, Jenny (Arden Myrin), and a string of men at their beck and call. She lives it up, and she isn’t even considering slowing down, until a child named Robby (Theodore Barnes) asks for her help. Robby’s parents are actually sent to jail by none other than Judge Wright, and she becomes more involved with this child than anyone could expect from her. Will Robby succeed in taming this bad judge?
According to Deadline, Kate Walsh has been keen on doing comedies after having done several seasons of drama in both “Private Practice” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has given viewers a peek of her wild and bad side in the first season of “Fargo,” which wrapped up last June 17, 2014. Moreover, before making her mark as a dramatic actress, Walsh was actually doing comedy bits with Drew Carrey on “The Drew Carrey Show.” The actress has also worked with Ferrell and McKay on several videos for the website FunnyOrDie.com. “Bad Judge” would be the perfect vehicle for her coming back to roots.
The series will also star Tone Bell (“Whitney”) as Tedward Murray, John Ducey (“Will & Grace”) as Tom and Chris Parnell (“Suburgatory”) as Douglas Riller.
Are you eager to watch Kate Walsh doing comedy again? We’ll have to wait a few months, but for now, you can watch the teaser below and follow our regular updates on “Bad Judge” here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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