Law & Order: Trial by Jury

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (1,450)

Law & Order: Trial by Jury was a legal drama television show that aired on NBC from 2005 to 2006. It was a spin-off of the popular Law & Order franchise and followed the trials and tribulations of the Manhattan District Attorney's office as they prosecuted high-profile criminal cases.

The show starred an ensemble cast, including Bebe Neuwirth as Assistant District Attorney Tracey Kibre, Amy Carlson as Assistant District Attorney Kelly Gaffney, Kirk Acevedo as Detective Hector Salazar, Fred Thompson as District Attorney Arthur Branch, Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe, and Scott Cohen as Defense Attorney Chris Serra.

The series was unique compared to other legal dramas in that it focused on the trial process rather than the investigation phase. It highlighted the various factors that can influence a trial, such as legal technicalities, public opinion, and jury selection.

Each episode followed a different case, usually involving politically charged or high-profile crimes. The show explored the complexities and emotional toll of the legal system on both the victims and the accused. It also examined the relationships between the various players in the courtroom, such as defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and jurors.

One of the standout elements of the show was its attention to detail in the courtroom scenes. The writers and producers aimed for accuracy in the legal procedures and jargon, creating a realistic portrayal of the legal system. They also incorporated real-life court cases into the show's storylines, making it feel like an authentic representation of the justice system.

The show's ensemble cast was another strong point, featuring experienced actors who brought depth and nuance to their roles. Bebe Neuwirth and Amy Carlson were particularly effective as the opposing assistant district attorneys, showcasing their different approaches to the law and the cases they prosecuted.

Fred Thompson, a former politician who served as a U.S. senator and presidential candidate, brought an air of authority and gravitas to his role as District Attorney Arthur Branch. He was supported by Jerry Orbach, who reprised his role as Lennie Briscoe from the original Law & Order series, bringing his seasoned cop persona to the courtroom.

Kirk Acevedo, as Detective Hector Salazar, was one of the few characters on the show who wasn't involved in the legal process but was still an integral part of the ensemble. He was often called upon to testify in court and provided valuable insight into the cases.

Scott Cohen, as defense attorney Chris Serra, brought a more sympathetic portrayal of the defense side to the show. While the character was still portrayed as a competent lawyer, the show explored his personal struggles and the emotional toll of defending clients accused of heinous crimes.

Overall, Law & Order: Trial by Jury was a worthy addition to the Law & Order franchise. Its unique focus on the trial process, attention to detail, and strong ensemble cast made it a compelling legal drama that both entertained and educated its audience.

Law & Order: Trial by Jury is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2005.

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Eros In The Upper Eighties
13. Eros In The Upper Eighties
May 6, 2005
Andres Voychek (Lothaire Bluteau) is the doorman for an elegant upper Eastside building, and he's just saved a tenant from a homeless man who attacked her. The homeless man, Billy Ashford, was beaten and dies shortly thereafter, and Voychek is cuffed and mirandized. The victim, Abigail Phillips (Tristine Skyler), is appalled that her "hero" has been arrested. It looks like the kind of case where the bad guy is actually the good guy, so Voychek is released on his own recognizance, and defends his actions in front of the Grand Jury. Abigail also testifies, and claims Ashford had been stalking her for the last four months. But Ravell (Scott Cohen) discovers that the stalker calls to Abigail were from a pre-paid cell phone that matches the phone Voychek used to call 911, and they realize he is the stalker instead.
Boys Will Be Boys
12. Boys Will Be Boys
May 6, 2005
Prosecutors must find the one real murderer when father and son confess to killing a transvestite -- Prosecutors Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) are stymied when a young man (guest star Victor Rasuk) confesses to killing a transvestite upon discovering that the "she" was a "he" -- just before the suspect's controlling father (guest star Giancarlo Esposito) also admits that he pummeled the victim to death in self-defense. Besides being whipsawed between two divergent confessions, the suspicious assistant D.A.s can't seem to turn one against the other, prompting a determined Kibre to reach into her legal bag of tricks to force the issue in court. Kirk Acevedo, Fred Dalton Thompson and Scott Cohen ("NYPD Blue") also star.
11. Day
May 3, 2005
Kibre works with Detectives Stabler and Benson to prosecute a serial rapist in conclusive crossover episode with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit". -- In the conclusion of a two-part crossover with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," A.D.A. Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) works with Detectives Stabler and Benson (guest stars Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay from NBC's "SVU") to prosecute a serial rapist Gabriel (guest star Alfred Molina) whose trail of victims through the years has been whitewashed by his wealthy and protective mother Eleanor (guest star Angela Lansbury). Kibre must also overcome witness intimidation -- and even sees her crucial DNA evidence tossed out -- but the slippery suspect's lawyer has yet another surprise under his sleeve. This episode also features guest stars Bradley Cooper, Larry King, and Rita Moreno. Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo, Scott Cohen and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.
Blue Wall
10. Blue Wall
April 29, 2005
A resolute Kibre prosecutes a case against two officers who murder a gay suspect in custody despite heavy political pressure -- Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) is handed a political bombshell when she is asked to prosecute two police officers, Petro and Tolbert (guest stars Domenick Lombardozzi and Mike Colter, respectively) for their murky roles in the murder of a gay prisoner who was fatally sodomized with a police nightstick -- but she clashes with Detective Ravell (Scott Cohen) who confronts the "blue wall" in his search for truth. Under federal pressure for a conviction, a conscience-stricken Ravell causes more problems when he tries to protect one of the cops and his young family by withholding vital evidence. Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo and Fred Dalton Thompson also star.
The Line
9. The Line
April 22, 2005
Will Kibre take desperate measures to re-convict a released killer? -- Against good advice, Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) goes full out to re-try a convicted multiple murderer (guest star Gabriel Casseus) who is released due to falsified evidence -- but she is hardly helped by frightened and kinky witnesses while the manipulative suspect seems to counter her every move with his pricey lawyers. As her fragile case continues to dissolve, Kibre hopes for a break from a witness or forensic evidence -- and alienates partner Gaffney (Amy Carlson) when she ponders contorting ethical rules if necessary. Fred Dalton Thompson, Kirk Acevedo and Scott Cohen ("NYPD Blue") also star.
8. Skeleton
April 15, 2005
"Trial By Jury" resumes crossover story from "Law & Order" as Kibre struggles to make a case against a career criminal after a detective is shot: Dennis Farina and Richard Belzer among guest stars -- Continuing a crossover episode from "Law & Order", A.D.A. Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) prosecutes an elusive career criminal, Lucas (guest star Ritchie Coster), for the murder of a sleazy ex-cop and the shooting of a detective. As A.D.A. Kibre's office works with Detective Fontana (Dennis Farina, "Law & Order"), they discover their prime suspect might also be a producer of "snuff" pornography. When a sting goes bad and a shocking courtroom development cuts the legs from under her case, Kibre's career teeters on finding why the shootings were committed in the first place. Richard Belzer ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") guest-stars in a record sixth different series as Detective Munch ("Homicide," "Law & Order," "X Files" and "The Beat"). Jesse L. Martin and S. Epatha Merkerson from "Law & Order," as well as Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo, Fred Dalton Thompson and Scott Cohen ("NYPD Blue") also star.
Bang & Blame
7. Bang & Blame
April 8, 2005
Gun-shooting bank employee trips up Kibre when he represents himself in court -- When a bank worker (guest star Jeff Perry) casually shoots a customer to death and wounds others, the seemingly mentally unstable man runs rings around an exasperated A.D.A. Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) in court when he asks to defend himself and exploits his claim of extreme emotional distress due to the tragic death of his son. But Kibre and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) must regain their footing before the jury through old-fashioned detective work which reveals critical holes in the murderer's persistent claim that he has been victimized by everyone. Carey Lowell guest stars as Judge Jamie Ross. Fred Dalton Thompson, Kirk Acevedo and Scott Cohen (NYPD Blue) also star.
Pattern Of Conduct
6. Pattern Of Conduct
April 1, 2005
Star basketball player suspected of murder plays tough 'D' on court and in court -- A.D.A. Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) faces an obstacle course when she prosecutes a famous pro basketball player, Jackson (guest star Damaine Radcliff), for killing his girlfriend but first she must get past the starstruck grand jury, a legion of fans, a savvy defense lawyer and the player's beautiful trophy wife, Tiffany (guest star Sherri Saum), who's determined to hang on to what she's got. Although other women have been assaulted by the defendant, Kibre and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) have a difficult time getting them to testify and new evidence that the victim had previously attempted suicide adds to the complexities of this case. Fred Dalton Thompson, Kirk Acevedo and Scott Cohen ("NYPD Blue") also star.
Baby Boom
5. Baby Boom
March 25, 2005
Kibre and Gaffney butt heads with the judge in the murder prosecution of a young nanny -- Assistant District Attorneys Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) prosecute a young nanny, Katie (guest star Elizabeth Moss), who is accused of murder for shaking an infant and bashing in her head -- but they run into a stone wall when the presiding Judge Patel (guest star Aasif Mandvi) intentionally blocks every move they make. After Kibre rejects Gaffney's desperate offer to resign to blunt the judge's irrational ire, they discover the tough defense attorney has coached his client well and intends to point the finger of murder elsewhere. Bruce Davison guest stars as Defense Attorney Peter Betts and Candice Bergen guest stars as Judge Amanda Anderlee. Kirk Acevedo, Fred Dalton Thompson and Scott Cohen ("NYPD Blue") also star.
Truth Or Consequences
4. Truth Or Consequences
March 18, 2005
Prosecutors face three common suspects in search of a young woman's murderer -- Peter Gerety (HBO's "The Wire") guest stars as Dean Conners, the court appointed defense attorney. After a young woman is raped and murdered, A.D.A.s Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) are stymied by a triangle of suspects -- three friends, including a rich boy Justin (guest star Warren Blosjo), a bad boy Carter, (guest star Adam LaVorgna) and the victim's ex-boyfriend Danny (guest star Ebon Moss-Bachrach). As the prosecutors try to turn one against the other, they wonder who's playing whom. But when Danny seems the least likely to lie, Kibre wants to make a deal with him but she worries he might be manipulating the facts to gain the jury's sympathy. Fred Dalton Thompson also stars.
3. Vigilante
March 11, 2005
Assistant District Attorneys Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) face the unpopular job of prosecuting a father (as Colby, Aidan Gillen) accused of murdering a paroled child molester who had approached his daughter. The case takes on an added twist when they investigate why his self-appointed lawyer (as Grizano, Lorraine Bracco) is so passionate about representing him. Later, new evidence about the pedophile's intentions is uncovered and District Attorney Branch (Fred Dalton Thompson) knows the unwelcome publicity fallout for his department could hurt his chance at reelection. Kirk Acevedo also stars.
Forty-One Shots
2. Forty-One Shots
March 4, 2005
Corruption charges surrounding the execution of a police officer forces Kibre to prosecute with caution -- When a police officer is executed by a career criminal (as Johnson, guest star Treach), A.D.A.s Kibre (Bebe Neuwirth) and Gaffney (Amy Carlson) must overcome the fact that the accused was shot 41 times by police -- not to mention the charges of police corruption leveled by the charismatic and cunning defense attorney (as LaSalle, guest star Peter Coyote). Kibre's plea for justice veers suddenly when evidence indicates that the killer might be a federal agent's snitch while she also fears that the jury will sympathize when they see the bandaged man wheeled into court for his trial. Fred Dalton Thompson and Kirk Acevedo also star.
The Abominable Showman
1. The Abominable Showman
March 3, 2005
Executive producer Dick Wolf's newest spinoff of the famed "Law & Order"-themed series premieres as tough New York Assistant D.A. Tracey Kibre (Emmy? and Tony? winner Bebe Neuwirth) tackles the murder of an aspiring Broadway actress but has little evidence to prosecute the suspect -- an acclaimed but arrogant theater producer (guest starring actor-director-producer Tony Bill) who smugly knows that the police have found no blood or even a body. Kibre is joined by her unflappable deputy A.D.A., Kelly Gaffney (Amy Carlson, NBC's "Third Watch"), as they work with Detectives Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) and Salazar (Kirk Acevedo, "Band of Brothers") to pursue physical evidence while the producer's attorney (Annabella Sciorra, "Jungle Fever") maneuvers to publicly portray the missing woman as promiscuous. Fred Dalton Thompson also stars and his fellow "Law & Order" star Sam Waterston guest-stars in their regular roles.
Where to Watch Law & Order: Trial by Jury
Law & Order: Trial by Jury is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Law & Order: Trial by Jury on demand at Amazon.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,450)