Family Law Premiere Date/Status
Family Law SEASON 3 Renewed On The CW
About Family Law TV Series
Centers around Abigail Bianchi (Jewel Staite, "Firefly"), a high-paid personal-injury lawyer who's good at blaming others - particularly when it comes to her own problems. After Abby's husband kicks her out of the family home because of her drinking, she goes on a bender, shows up drunk in court and pukes on a client. The law society's punishment is swift. She's suspended, fined, and can only practice law again if she finds a senior lawyer who is willing to take her on and mentor her for a one year probationary period. Only one man is willing to take that risk: Harry Svensson (Victor Garber, "DC's Legends of Tomorrow"), who runs the top family law practice in the city. He also happens to be Abby's estranged father, who left Abby and her complicated mother for his secretary when Abby was seven. Now, not only does Abby have to work for her father, she also has to work with her half siblings: Daniel (Zach Smadu, "Cardinal"), from Harry's subsequent marriage and Lucy (Genelle Williams, "The Expanse"), from Harry's third marriage. Thus begins the odd dynamic at Abigail's new workplace. Abby has to try to put her shambles of a life back on track, all while dealing with family on three different levels: Other people's families in her cases, the family she was born into, and her family: her husband and two children, all of whom she desperately wants back. Abigail not only has to prove herself in a new realm of law; she also has to work with and build relationships with a family she barely knows. Most challenging of all, she must work under the thumb of the man she's spent a lifetime resenting. Produced by SEVEN24 Films and Lark Productions for Corus Entertainment's Global (Canada), FAMILY LAW is created, written and executive produced by award-winning author Susin Nielsen ("Degrassi"). The series is executive produced by SEVEN24's Jordy Randall ("Heartland") and Tom Cox ("Fortunate Son"), and Lark's Erin Haskett ("Motive") and Andy Mikita ("Stargate SG-1") serve as executive producers. eOne holds international distribution rights to the series.
After six months' probation at her father's firm, Abby's (Jewel Staite) getting into the groove of family law - but her marriage is a trainwreck. Harry (Victor Garber), meanwhile, has finally made Daniel (Zach Smadu) a partner - but is he ready to share his firm with his son? Daniel's quest for approval leads him to a carefree woman who is definitely not his type... Or is she? And Lucy (Genelle Williams) is crashing at Joanne's (Lauren Holly), hoping she can fix things with a newly-pregnant Maggie (Ali Liebert) - and getting up her older sister's nose at the same time. Season 2 follows Abby and her dysfunctional family as they help other dysfunctional families - all while navigating their own personal dramas.
Season three follows Abby (Jewel Staite) and her dysfunctional family as they help other dysfunctional families - all while navigating their own personal dramas. Clear of her probation and divorce, Abby is riding high at Svensson & Svensson - but the hard work of reckoning with her past is just beginning. She moves on to AA's Step Four - writing her moral inventory - and begins her nesting arrangement with Frank (Luke Camilleri). On her off weeks, she still lives with her mother Joanne (Lauren Holly), whose rekindled relationship with Harry (Victor Garber) is churning up all of Abby's childhood trauma. Meanwhile, Harry revels in Abby and Daniel's (Zach Smadu) cutthroat competition for top earner at the firm - until his reckless past comes back to haunt him. Daniel's romance with Martina (Miranda Edwards) is cut short when her boyfriend Quinn (Thomas Cadrot) returns - and takes on a new layer of complexity when Quinn befriends Daniel. And Lucy (Genelle Williams), trying to find her feet after Maggie's (Ali Liebert) betrayal, throws herself into a new relationship - one that she intends to make work no matter what.
First episode date: September 16, 2021
Network: Global, The CW
Show type: Drama, Family Drama, Legal
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