What you see may not be what you get with ABC’s new legal drama “The Whole Truth.”
That’s not because of any inherent sneakiness within the show — although it is a courtroom drama, so it’s reasonable to expect some twists and turns in its cases. But after the pilot was shot and ABC decided to pick it up for fall, star Joely Richardson (“Nip/Tuck”) decided to drop out of the show so she could spend more time with her family.
The network will be recasting Richardson’s part, a prosecutor who frequently squares off with her former law-school classmate (Rob Morrow), who’s now a defense lawyer.
The hook for “The Whole Truth,” which was created by Tom Donaghy (“Without a Trace”) is that it will show both the prosecution and defense preparing and presenting its case, with the goal of keeping the audience guessing about who’s on the right side.
The cast also includes Eamonn Walker, Sean Wing, Anthony Ruvivar and Christine Adams.
“The Whole Truth” will air at 10 p.m. ET Wednesdays on ABC in the fall. Take a look: