When you watch ABC on September 22
, you'll find that a brand new show is sandwiched between Grey's Anatomy
and How To Get Away With Murder
. With Scandal
not returning until later this season, ABC has instead scheduled Notorious
, a new drama series starring Covert Affairs
' Piper Perabo.
The new series has been dubbed a Scandal
knock-off, with Perabo playing a fictionalized version of Larry King Live
news producer Wendy Walker. Notirous
takes a look at the relationship between the media and criminal law, where the producers and attorneys try to create headlines and control public opinion. Daniel Sunjata co-stars as a fictionalized version of defense attorney Mark Geragos. It was created by Josh Berman (CSI
) and Allie Hagan.
In an interview with Seat42F
, here's how Berman pitched the show to viewers.
"Haven’t you always wondered if what you see on the news is really the news," Berman said. "Is the truth objective or subjective? Here’s how I would tell fans. This is the first show that tells the story behind the story, you know. The story behind the headlines. It’s exciting. It’s dynamic. It’s loosely based on reality. It’s different than what’s out there. It’s not a crime show. It’s not The Newsroom
. But it’s got the best of both worlds."
to meet the cast. (ABC/Bob D'Amico)