Its been a good year for NBC so far as they scored the Trial and Error televisions series that is doing great in its freshman season. Not a lot of shows get this kind of treatment, since not all debuting shows do well. However,Trial and Error proves to provide great laughs despite its more serious theming.
There are a lot of different kinds of series that get released every few months, but not all of them manage to last very long.Trial and Error is one of the rare exceptions because of its unique attack on a crime drama series. While it may have a lot of the same beats that made comedies works so well, its still seems worth watching.
Trial And Error TV Show: Crime And Humor
The basic premise of the show is based off series like “The Staircase” and “Making a Murder.” It is actually a mockumentary that follows a poetry professor and his murder case at court. Just like real-crime documentaries, he is accused of a crime and a team is set to get him out of wrongful conviction. However, on the onset of the series he looks guilty and his inappropriate comments make him look even guiltier.
Larry Henderson, played by John Lithgow, is the professor who has to rely on an inexperienced New York Attorney to help him. Unfortunately Josh Segal, played by Nicholas D’Agosto, does not seem like much help. He manages to find new evidence that is damaging to their cause. With a client life Henderson and defense team full of misfits, this show is set to be hilarious.
Trial And Error TV Show Is Something Different
Though there are some people who think that the show is similar to Parks and Recreation or the Office, the difference is that Lithgow is the only one in the whole cast who knows who really murdered his wife. This lack of info for the other actors would make the show play out in unpredictable ways.
Henderson, Lithgow’s character, is accused of murdering his spouse. He is a philandering poetry professor whose eccentric personality is almost psychopathic. He even interrupted his 911 call reporting his wife’s death to chat with a cable installer. Not only this, but his forgetfulness does not help him at all.
TheTrial and Error premiere episode is out on Tuesday, March 14 at 10 pm EST on NBC. The American television show stars John Lithgow, Nick D’Agosto, Sherri Shepherd, Jayma Mays, Steven Boyer, and Krysta Rodriguez. The show is created by Matt Miller and Jeff Astrof.