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10.12.2006

(NOTE TO EDITORS: The following episode of SHARK has been substituted for the one previously scheduled for Oct. 26.) -- STARK IS REELING FROM GETTING A NOT-GUILTY VERDICT FOR A CLIENT WHO THEN COMMITTED THE SAME CRIME AGAIN -- BUT NOW WITH FATAL CONSEQUENCES, ON A REBROADCAST OF THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF "SHARK," THURSDAY, OCT. 26

Emmy Award Winner and Golden Globe Award Nominee Lynn Whitfield

("The Josephine Baker Story")

And Melissa Leo ("Homicide: Life on the Street") Guest Star  

Pilot -- While Stark is reeling from getting a not-guilty verdict for a client who then committed the same crime again -- but now with fatal consequences -- Stark accepts the mayor's proposal to head up the Los Angeles District Attorney's High Profile Crime Unit, on a rebroadcast of the premiere episode of SHARK, Thursday, Oct. 26 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Spike Lee directed the episode written by Ian Biederman, creator of the series and one of the executive producers. 

Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominee Lynn Whitfield ("The Josephine Baker Story") and Melissa Leo ("Homicide: Life on the Street") guest star. 

With the exception of aspiring defense attorney Madeleine Poe, the young lawyers assigned to Stark's team are less than eager to work with him, and he's anything but impressed with their past performances.  However, he's given only 48 hours to prepare to prosecute the case of a pop star accused of murdering a young man she claims she killed in self-defense, so Stark is forced to rely on his rookie team for help as he simultaneously guides them with tips from his legal "cutthroat manifesto."  Whitfield plays the pop star's defense attorney, and Leo plays the mother of the young man who was killed by the pop star.                   

SERIES REGULARS:

Sebastian Stark.......................... James Woods

Jessica Devlin.................................... Jeri Ryan

Casey Woodland............................. Sam Page

Raina Troy............................... Sophina Brown

Martin Allende............................... Alexis Cruz

Madeleine Poe............................. Sarah Carter

Julie Stark.......................... Danielle Panabaker


RECURRING CAST:

Mayor Manuel Delgado............. Carlos Gomez

 

GUEST CAST:

Billie Willis................................ Kristen Wilson

Margaret Pool........................ Romy Rosemont

Claire Stark................................ Lindsay Frost

Anita Astin................................ Lynn Whitfield

Jenny Dennison......................... Mimi Michaels

Elizabeth Rourke........................... Melissa Leo

Terrence Rourke............ Todd Christian Hunter

Judge.............................................. Jim Jansen

Jared........................................ Bryant Johnson

Family Court Judge........................... Pat Lentz

Gordie Brock.................................. Tony Daly

Deena Brock............................ Sally Pressman

CSI......................................... Shay Roundtree

Reporter................................ Kent Shockneck

Detective #1................................ Emilio Rivera

Detective #2............................... Sean W. Ryal

Devlin's Receptionist................ Annette Siedlitz

GENRE:  DRAMA, LAW, MYSTERY

RATING:  To Be Announced

On the web: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/shark/

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