Mark-Paul Gosselaar returns to TV in 'Raising the Bar' as he stars as a public defender who tries to help the down and out. Series also stars Gloria Reuben as his boss, Jane Kaczmarek as a judge, Currie Graham, Melissa Sagemiller, and J. August Richards. TNT has ordered 10 episodes of this series from the mastermind of legal dramas, Emmy winner Steven Bochco. The series follows the lives and cases of young lawyers who have been friends since law school but now work on opposing sides. Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue) stars as an idealistic public defender who will stop at nothing to help those who cannot help themselves. Gloria Reuben (ER) plays his passionate and protective boss. Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) plays the imperious judge who hears their cases. The series also stars Teddy Sears (Ugly Betty), Melissa Sagemiller (Sleeper Cell), Currie Graham (Boston Legal), J. August Richards (Conviction) and Jonathan Scarfe (Into the West). It was created by Bochco and lawyer/writer David Feige (author of the book Indefensible). RAISING THE BAR comes to TNT from ABC Studios and Bochco Media, with Bochco serving as executive producer.