|Raising the Bar|
|Created by||Steven Bochco
|Theme music composer||Richard Stone
Philip de Souza
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||25 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Steven Bochco|
Dayna Kalin Bochco
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Steven Bochco Productions
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original release||September 1, 2008– December 24, 2009|
Idealistic public defender Jerry Kellerman does whatever it takes to assist the helpless and disenfranchised, which often leads to clashes in the courtroom presided over by Judge Trudy Kessler, a hard-liner hoping to become the city's next district attorney. Jerry has many clashes with both law enforcement and the assistant district attorneys (ADAs) such as Michelle Ernhardt, the beautiful and occasionally devious attorney with whom he has had a turbulent secret fling.
Raising the Bar was originally announced to be joining TNT as a new series in January 2008. It came to TNT through ABC Studios and Steven Bochco served as executive producer, with Jesse Bochco as co-executive producer and David Feige as supervising producer. After completing its first season of 10 hour-long episodes in November 2008, the series was renewed for a 15-episode second season, which premiered on Monday June 8, 2009 at 10p.m ET/ 9 p.m. CT. The show was canceled after season 2.
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||10||September 1, 2008||November 3, 2008|
|2||15||June 8, 2009||December 24, 2009|
The series debut garnered 7.7 million viewers. It was the biggest audience ever for a new-series launch on basic cable. It beat the record set in 2004 by USA Network's launch of The 4400 which opened with an average of 7.4 million viewers; runner-up was TNT's The Closer, which recorded 7 million viewers when it was unveiled in 2005. Following the premiere, ratings evened out to around 5.5 million viewers per episode. For calendar-year 2008 on a first-run basis, the series delivered 1.37 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic, garnering mixed reviews.
|DVD name||Release date||Ep #|
|The Complete First Season||June 2, 2009||10|
|The Complete Second and Final Season||May 11, 2010||15|
|Country||TV network(s)||Series premiere|
|United States||TNT||September 11, 2008|
|United Kingdom||BT Vision||June 2012|
|Arab World||Fox Series||2010|
|Turkey||DiziMax||October 17, 2008|
|South Africa||M-Net||December 2008|
|Canada||CTV||January 9, 2009|
|Spain||TNT||March 2, 2009|
|Italy||Fox Crime & La5||March 18, 2009|
|India||Zee Cafe||February 2012|
|Portugal||AXN & Sony Entertainment Television||April 8, 2009|
|Norway||TV2||June 23, 2009|
|Singapore||Sony Entertainment Television||August 26, 2009|
|Hong Kong||Sony Entertainment Television||August 26, 2009|
|Greece||Fox Life||December 5, 2009|
|New Zealand||TV2||July 27, 2009|
|Uruguay Argentina||AXN||September 8, 2009|
|Brazil||AXN||October 5, 2009|
|France||Jimmy||October 1, 2009|
|Mexico||AXN||October 5, 2009|
|Netherlands||NET 5||April 21, 2012|
|Israel||yes stars Base / HOT family||November 14, 2009|
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