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Raising the Bar - Series Premiere on TNT
Raising the Bar - Series Premiere on TNT
Published: 2008/07/21
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Raising the Bar   Season 1 Episode 1
Raising the Bar Season 1 Episode 1
Published: 2015/07/06
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TNT's New "Raising the Bar" Series Really Doesn't
Published: 2008/09/02
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Raising The Bar - Official Trailer - MarVista Entertainment
Raising The Bar - Official Trailer - MarVista Entertainment
Published: 2016/01/26
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Raising the Bar TV show on TNT
Raising the Bar TV show on TNT
Published: 2009/12/31
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Raising The Bar Season 2 Episode 8 Part 1_5 " Trust Me "
Raising The Bar Season 2 Episode 8 Part 1_5 " Trust Me "
Published: 2009/07/28
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Gosselaar 'Raises the Bar' in Legal Drama
Published: 2008/09/02
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Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar
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Raising the Bar   Season 2 Episode 1
Raising the Bar Season 2 Episode 1
Published: 2015/07/06
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Raising the Bar (2008-09-09)
Raising the Bar (2008-09-09)
Published: 2017/12/01
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Raising the Bar   Season 1 Episode 7
Raising the Bar Season 1 Episode 7
Published: 2015/07/06
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"Raising the Bar" - Christchurch Prisons 1/2
"Raising the Bar" - Christchurch Prisons 1/2
Published: 2010/09/03
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raising the bar
Published: 2008/03/16
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Eminem - Not Afraid
Eminem - Not Afraid
Published: 2010/06/05
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Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar
Published: 2010/01/14
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High Fashion Raising the Bar in Milan
High Fashion Raising the Bar in Milan
Published: 2007/04/25
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Steven Bochco Is
Steven Bochco Is 'Raising the Bar'
Published: 2008/08/15
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Reality TV Live: Raising The Bar (2 of 3)
Reality TV Live: Raising The Bar (2 of 3)
Published: 2008/05/04
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Josh Stewart - "Raising the Bar"  1 of 1
Josh Stewart - "Raising the Bar" 1 of 1
Published: 2008/10/10
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RAISING THE BAR!!
RAISING THE BAR!!
Published: 2008/09/04
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Raising The Bar Training & Pallet Town
Raising The Bar Training & Pallet Town
Published: 2013/09/26
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Reality TV Live: Raising The Bar (1 of 3)
Reality TV Live: Raising The Bar (1 of 3)
Published: 2008/05/04
Channel: Greg Dubin
Reality TV Live: Raising The Bar (3 of 3)
Reality TV Live: Raising The Bar (3 of 3)
Published: 2008/05/04
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Raising the Bar - The 6 foods that work
Raising the Bar - The 6 foods that work
Published: 2008/01/03
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Illmac - Raising The Bar 2 (Between The Bars)
Illmac - Raising The Bar 2 (Between The Bars)
Published: 2017/06/03
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Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar
Published: 2008/02/04
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PREVIEW:  Raising the Bar - New Web Series featuring PORTER-CABLE tools
PREVIEW: Raising the Bar - New Web Series featuring PORTER-CABLE tools
Published: 2013/04/01
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Raising The Bar Tour 2007!!!
Raising The Bar Tour 2007!!!
Published: 2007/11/25
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Raising The Bar Season 2 Episode 8 Part 4_5 " Trust Me "
Raising The Bar Season 2 Episode 8 Part 4_5 " Trust Me "
Published: 2009/07/28
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Audi S5: Raising the bar even higher
Audi S5: Raising the bar even higher
Published: 2008/06/28
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Hear how Swift Financial is raising the bar in small busines
Hear how Swift Financial is raising the bar in small busines
Published: 2008/02/27
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Raising The Bar 2x02 Wednesday 17th of June 2009
Raising The Bar 2x02 Wednesday 17th of June 2009
Published: 2009/06/18
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Raising the Bar
Raising the Bar
Published: 2010/02/05
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Al Kavadlo Raising the Bar Book Launch Party
Al Kavadlo Raising the Bar Book Launch Party
Published: 2012/06/20
Channel: DragonDoorTV
Hearts of War - OFFICIAL TRAILER
Hearts of War - OFFICIAL TRAILER
Published: 2009/09/18
Channel: RLJE Films
Raising The Bar - Jane Kaczmarek Interview
Raising The Bar - Jane Kaczmarek Interview
Published: 2009/12/11
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Kickin
Kickin' It ★ Then And Now
Published: 2016/10/26
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Cingular Raising the Bar
Cingular Raising the Bar
Published: 2008/02/18
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Jessica Darling
Jessica Darling's IT List - Official Trailer - MarVista Entertainment
Published: 2016/05/31
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Master Interiors MI 1207 Raising The Bar
Master Interiors MI 1207 Raising The Bar
Published: 2009/02/03
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Kansas Sharpshooting Archer Is Raising The Bar! - Hatteberg
Kansas Sharpshooting Archer Is Raising The Bar! - Hatteberg's People TV
Published: 2011/05/09
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FNB Stadium: raising the bar
FNB Stadium: raising the bar
Published: 2008/07/01
Channel: Shine2010Community
Missi Pyle greets fans at Raising The Bar To End Parkinson
Missi Pyle greets fans at Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's in Sherman Oaks
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: PopCandiesTv
Full Out | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
Full Out | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
Published: 2016/09/02
Channel: Netflix
Michelle Forbes arriving to Raising The Bar To End Parkinson
Michelle Forbes arriving to Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Hollywood To You
Emmy Award: Raising the Bar: BYU Gymnast Aimee Walker Pond
Emmy Award: Raising the Bar: BYU Gymnast Aimee Walker Pond
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: Sammy Linebaugh
Lindsay Price & Curtis Stone fashion sense at Raising The Bar To End Parkinson
Lindsay Price & Curtis Stone fashion sense at Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's in Sherman Oaks
Published: 2015/03/08
Channel: PopCandiesTv
‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Was the Highest-Rated TV Premiere Ever
‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Was the Highest-Rated TV Premiere Ever
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: Wochit Entertainment
Martin Truex talks about raising the bar
Martin Truex talks about raising the bar
Published: 2008/01/25
Channel: NASCARVideo
REVELATIONS TV Series  - Dr Erwin Lutzer and Pastor Chuck
REVELATIONS TV Series - Dr Erwin Lutzer and Pastor Chuck
Published: 2012/01/13
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Raising the Bar
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Genre Legal drama
Created by Steven Bochco
David Feige
Starring
Theme music composer Richard Stone
Philip de Souza
Composer(s) Alec Puro
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 25 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Steven Bochco
Producer(s) Jonathan Abrahams
Dayna Kalin Bochco
David Feige
Caroline James
Cinematography Baz Irvine
Editor(s) Rick Hinson
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) Steven Bochco Productions
ABC Studios
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network TNT
Original release September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01) – December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24)

Raising the Bar is an American legal drama created by Steven Bochco and David Feige, which ran on TNT network from September 1, 2008 to December 24, 2009.[1]

Plot[edit]

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.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Production[edit]

Raising the Bar was originally announced to be joining TNT as a new series in January 2008.[3] 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.[4] The show was canceled after season 2.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2008)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Pilot" Jesse Bochco Steven Bochco & David Feige September 1, 2008 (2008-09-01)
2 "Guatemala Gulfstream" Jesse Bochco Jonathan Abrahams September 8, 2008 (2008-09-08)
3 "I Will, I'm Will" Jeannot Szwarc Alison Cross September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15)
4 "Richie Richer" Bobby Roth David Feige September 22, 2008 (2008-09-22)
5 "Bagels and Locks" Eric Laneuville Jonathan Abrahams September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)
6 "Hang Time" Chris Long David Feige October 6, 2008 (2008-10-06)
7 "A Leg to Stand On" Carol Banker Alison Cross October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13)
8 "Out on the Roof" Rick Bota Jonathan Abrahams October 20, 2008 (2008-10-20)
9 "Roman Holiday" Rick Wallace David Feige October 27, 2008 (2008-10-27)
10 "Shop Till You Drop" Jesse Bochco Alison Cross November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03)

Season 2 (2009)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(millions)
11 "Hair Apparent" Jesse Bochco Jonathan Abrahams June 8, 2009 (2009-06-08) 3.57[5]
12 "Rules of Engagement" Eric Laneuville Alison Cross June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15) 3.45[6]
13 "The Curious Case Of Kellerman’s Button" Jesse Bochco Alison Cross June 22, 2009 (2009-06-22) 3.06[6]
14 "No Child’s Left Behind" Rick Bota Joel Fields June 29, 2009 (2009-06-29) N/A
15 "Is There a Doctor in the House?" Jeannot Szwarc Jonathan Abrahams July 6, 2009 (2009-07-06) N/A
16 "I'll Be Down to Get You a Taxi, Honey" Martha Mitchell Tassie Cameron July 13, 2009 (2009-07-13) 3.44[7]
17 "Fine and Dandy" Jesse Bochco David Feige July 20, 2009 (2009-07-20) 3.20[8]
18 "Trust Me" Tricia Brock Joel Fields July 27, 2009 (2009-07-27) 3.54[9]
19 "Trout Fishing" Steve Robin Jonathan Abrahams August 3, 2009 (2009-08-03) 3.42[10]
20 "Making Up Is Hard to Do" Reginald Hudlin Alison Cross August 10, 2009 (2009-08-10) 3.06[11]
21 "Bobbi Ba-Bing" Jesse Bochco David Feige August 17, 2009 (2009-08-17) 3.47[12]
22 "Beating a Dead Horse" Rick Bota Joel Fields August 24, 2009 (2009-08-24) 3.39[13]
23 "Maybe, Baby" Martha Mitchell Jonathan Abrahams December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24) N/A
24 "O! Say Can You Pee" Jeannot Szwarc Alison Cross December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24) N/A
25 "Happy Ending" Jesse Bochco David Feige & Joel Fields December 24, 2009 (2009-12-24) N/A

Cancellation[edit]

TNT confirmed to E! Online on November 30, 2009 that the series would not be renewed for a third season.[14] The final three episodes were burned off in a marathon December 24, 2009.[15]

Reception[edit]

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.[16] Following the premiere, ratings evened out to around 5.5 million viewers per episode.[4] For calendar-year 2008 on a first-run basis, the series delivered 1.37 million viewers in the 18–49 demographic,[17] garnering mixed reviews.[18]

Home releases[edit]

DVD name Release date Ep #
The Complete First Season June 2, 2009 10
The Complete Second and Final Season May 11, 2010 15

International broadcast[edit]

Country TV network(s) Series premiere
 United States TNT September 11, 2008
 United Kingdom BT Vision June 2012
Arab League Arab World Fox Series 2010
 Turkey DiziMax October 17, 2008
 South Africa M-Net December 2008
 Bulgaria TV7 December 2009
 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[19]
 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
 Latvia Fox Life 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raising the Bar on IMDb
  2. ^ "Raising the Bar". Zap2It. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  3. ^ TNT Press Release (2008-01-26). "TNT Heads to the Courtroom With New Steven Bochco Legal Drama Series Raising the Bar". Webwire. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  4. ^ a b TNT Press Release (2008-09-16). "TNT Renews Two Hit Series: Saving Grace and Raising the Bar". The Futon Clinic. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  5. ^ Kissell, Rick (June 9, 2009). "'Nurse Jackie' gets second season". Variety. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Crupi, Anthony (June 24, 2009). "TNT Repeat Offender on Tuesday Nights". Variety. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ Yanan, Travis (July 21, 2009). "Monday 7/27 Ratings". Mediaweek. Archived from the original on July 25, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ Gorman, Bill (July 28, 2009). "Burn Notice, The Closer, NASCAR Top Week's Cable Shows". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on July 31, 2009. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 4, 2009). "Updated:The Closer, Burn Notice, Royal Pains Top Week's Cable Shows". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  10. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 11, 2009). "iCarly, Burn Notice, The Closer, Royal Pains, WWE RAW and Monk top week's cable shows". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on June 26, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  11. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 18, 2009). "The Closer, WWE RAW, NASCAR, Royal Pains & Monk Top Week's Cable Shows". TV by the Numbers. Archived from the original on June 25, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  12. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 25, 2009). "Updated: The Closer, WWE RAW, & True Blood Top Week's Cable Shows". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  13. ^ Seidman, Robert (September 1, 2009). "Cable ratings: Wizards of Waverly Place, The Closer, WWE RAW & Royal Pains". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  14. ^ Jennifer Godwin (2009-11-30). "TNT Cancels Mark-Paul Gosselaar's Raising the Bar". E! Online. Retrieved 2009-11-30. 
  15. ^ "Breaking News - TNT to Say Goodbye to "Bar" on December 24 - TheFutonCritic.com". 
  16. ^ de Moraes, Lisa (2008-09-03). "'Raising the Bar' and Clearing It in the Ratings". Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-11-13. 
  17. ^ "Breaking News - Final Dvr Data Revs Up Ratings for FX Frosh Drama Sons of Anarchy - TheFutonCritic.com". 
  18. ^ "Raising the Bar". Metacritic. 
  19. ^ "PRIMEIRA-MÃO – Raising the Bar em estreia no AXN". Archived from the original on 23 June 2009. 

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