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  • Premiered: 
    September 22, 2016
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Josh Berman & Allie Hagan 
  • Subject Matter: Journalism
  • Tags: legal

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Plot Synopsis

Created and executive produced by showrunner Josh Berman, NOTORIOUS is a one-hour drama series that centers on the symbiotic relationship between defense attorney Jake Gregorian and TV producer Julia George, as they attempt to control the media, the justice system -- and ultimately each other. Jake and Julia's relationship is inspired by the real-life friendship between famed criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and award-winning cable newsproducer Wendy Walker. Their professional alliance has influenced some of America's most infamous moments in recent history. When Jake's clients find themselves in the nation's spotlight, he uses the media to sway public opinion. Meanwhile, Julia, the executive producer of "Louise Herrick Live" (LHL), the number one TV news program in the country, capitalizes on Jake's clients' notoriety. Together, they make great TV and determine the nation's headlines. While Jake and Julia manipulate the nation's headlines, either in concert or in conflict, they do almost anything to achieve their respective endgames. But they do abide by one rule: they never lie to each other. While the ends may justify the means, their relationship always comes first. Together, they show how the nation's tastemakers create heroes and villains, sometimes by turning myth into reality. They're joined by: Louise Herrick, the brilliant host of LHL, whose behind-the-scenes antics cause trouble wherever she goes; LHL's junior producer, Megan Byrd, who is a street-smart journalism school grad responsible for scheduling and managing guests; Julia's eager-to-please production assistant and son of the network president, Ryan Mills, who will do whatever it takes to climb the ladder at LHL; Jake's brother and law partner, Bradley Gregorian, who is an alpha male focused on justice conflicts with Jake's objectives; Ella Benjamin, who is fresh out of law school and loyal to a fault.
On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the season finale of NOTORIOUS, with TV news anchors Greta Van Susteren and Sanjay Gupta making cameo appearances. In the season ender, "Taken," Julia is mistakenly taken hostage by Mexican cartel leader Carlos Mora (guest star Antonio Jaramillo), and Jake and LHL take extreme measures to ensure her safe return. Mora says he will release her and a fellow journalist if she produces an interview that would advance his propaganda.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Sony Pictures Television
  • Produced by ABC Studios