“Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season”

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A group of young defense attorneys and prosecutors learn it’s easier to balance the scales of justice than a lawyer’s personal and private lives in “”Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season””, coming to DVD on June 2 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. The latest sensational courtroom drama from 10-time Emmy Award(r) winning executive producer Steven Bochco (“NYPD Blue,” “L.A. Law,” “Hill Street Blues”), “Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season” follows a dedicated group of public defenders and district attorneys as they do battle for justice, while trying to maintain their personal relationships.

Featuring all 10 Season One episodes, this three-disc set also includes exclusive-to-DVD bonus features that give fans a special look inside and outside of the courtroom. “Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season” debuts in time for fans to catch up and enjoy before the critically acclaimed television series begins its second season.

“Raising the Bar: The Complete First Season” features one of television’s most talented ensemble casts, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar (“NYPD Blue”), Golden Globe(r) and Emmy(r) nominee Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”), Gloria Reuben (“ER” ), Currie Graham (“Desperate Housewives”), Melissa Sagemiller (“Sleeper Cell”), Teddy Sears (“Ugly Betty”), Currie Graham (“Boston Legal”), Natalia Cigliuti (“All My Children”), and J. August Richards (“Conviction”).

The Season One premiere of Raising the Bar boasted the highest rated cable debut in history. Critics lavished praise on the series, with Multichannel News givingit “Three & a half stars,” and calling it “a very fast-paced and entertaining show.” “Tightly written,” raves Bloomberg News, praising the series’ “vibrant characters,” and declaring, “this show has addiction potential!”

Bonus Features

  • Behind the Bar: An After-Hours Roundtable with the Cast
  • Sworn Testimony: True Stories of a Public Defender
  • Mistrials: Bloopers from Season One
  • Audio Commentaries with the cast and crew

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