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Encyclopedia > Shark (TV series)
Shark

Title Card
Genre Legal drama
Created by Ian Biederman
Starring James Woods
Danielle Panabaker
Sophina Brown
Sarah Carter
Kevin Alejandro
with Henry Simmons
and Jeri Ryan
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 36 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 45 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 21, 2006May 20, 2008
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Shark is an American legal drama, which ran on CBS from September 21, 2006 to May 20, 2008. The series stars James Woods as Sebastian Stark, a notorious Los Angeles defense attorney who becomes a prosecutor. The show first aired in the 10:00 p.m., Eastern Thursday night slot and the pilot was directed by Spike Lee. A legal drama is a work of dramatic fiction about law, crime, punishment or the legal profession. ... For other persons named James Woods, see James Woods (disambiguation). ... Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September 19, 1987) is an American film and television actress. ... Sarah Carter (October 30, 1980) is a Canadian actress born in Toronto, Ontario. ... Kevin Alejandro is an American (born April 7, 1976 in San Antonio, Texas) actor. ... Henry Simmons as Baldwin Jones in NYPD Blue Henry Oswald Simmons Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This is a list of Shark episodes. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... 1080i is a shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... A legal drama is a work of dramatic fiction about law, crime, punishment or the legal profession. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 140th day of the year (141st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... For other persons named James Woods, see James Woods (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ...

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History

On October 20, 2006, it was announced that CBS had picked up the show for a full 22-episode season.[1] CBS announced on May 16, 2007 that Shark would return for a second season.[2] is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In Shark's second season, it moved to Sunday night at 10:00 p.m., switching timeslots with Without a Trace and thereby competing against another highly-rated series, ABC's Brothers & Sisters. In Canada, Global had also picked up Brothers & Sisters, so they decided to keep Shark on Thursday 10 p.m. timeslot, 3 days ahead of the CBS broadcast (except for the Season 2 premiere), and Brothers & Sisters for their Sunday night 10 p.m. timeslot. For other uses, see Without a Trace (disambiguation). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... For the 1979 television series of Brothers and Sisters, see Brothers and Sisters (1979 TV series). ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ...


The show returned Tuesday April 29, 2008 in a new timeslot at 9:00 to air the four remaining post-strike episodes.[3] CBS officially cancelled the series on May 13, 2008.[4] is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


The show airs in Ireland on RTÉ One on Saturday nights. Season one has already aired and the channel broke for a hiatus due to the writers strike on 3 May 2008, after airing the season 2 episode, "Partners In Crime". Repeats of the show air on Channel 6 on Sunday nights. RTÉ One (Irish: RTÉ a hAon) is the Republic of Irelands oldest and most popular television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... Channel 6 redirects here. ...


Five aired the first season of Shark in the UK on Thursday nights along with House, the channel premiered Season Two on April 18. Five, launched in 1997, is the fifth and final national terrestrial analogue television channel to launch in the United Kingdom. ... House, also known as House, M.D., is an American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Shark will not be returning for a third season according to CBS new 2008-09 United States network television schedule.


Cast members

Actor Role Notes
Woods, JamesJames Woods Sebastian Stark, Deputy DA Main cast
Ryan, JeriJeri Ryan Jessica Devlin, District Attorney (DA) Main cast
Panabaker, DanielleDanielle Panabaker Julie Stark Main cast
Brown, SophinaSophina Brown Raina Troy, Deputy DA Main cast
Carter, SarahSarah Carter Madeleine Poe, Deputy DA Main cast
Simmons, HenryHenry Simmons Isaac Wright, DA Investigator Main cast (Season 1, Ep. 8 – present; and Guest in the pilot)
Alejandro, KevinKevin Alejandro Danny Reyes, Deputy DA Main cast (Season 2 – present) [5]
Page, SamuelSamuel Page Casey Woodland, Deputy DA Main cast (Season 1)
Cruz, AlexisAlexis Cruz Martin Allende, Deputy DA Main cast (Season 1, Episodes 1–11)
Gómez, CarlosCarlos Gómez Manuel Delgado, Mayor Recurring (Season 1 – present)
Cotter, MichaelMichael Cotter Lewis Slocombe Recurring (Season 1 – present)
Brady, OrlaOrla Brady Claire Stark Recurring (Season 1 – present)
Brogger, IvarIvar Brogger Kenneth Woodruff, Judge Recurring (Season 1 – present)
Pollak, KevinKevin Pollak Leo Cutler, DA Recurring (Season 2 – present) [5]
Sipos, ShaunShaun Sipos Trevor Boyd Recurring (Season 2 – present)
Ivanek, ŽeljkoŽeljko Ivanek Elliott Dasher Guest star (Season 1, Episodes 2 & 6)
Douglas, IlleanaIlleana Douglas Gloria Dent Guest star (Season 1, Episodes 9 & 15)
Wyner, GeorgeGeorge Wyner Morton, Judge / Warrant Judge Guest star (Season 1, Episodes 12 & 18)
Campbell, BillyBilly Campbell Wayne Robert Callison Guest star (Season 1, Episodes 12 & 22; Season 2, Episode 16)
Henstridge, NatashaNatasha Henstridge Nicolette Ross Guest star (Season 1, Episode 20)
Vosloo, ArnoldArnold Vosloo Andre Zitofsky Guest star (Season 2, Episode 1)
Valance, HollyHolly Valance Christina Shaw Guest star (Season 2, Episode 10)
Rota, CarloCarlo Rota Anton Robitaille Guest star (Season 2, Episode 12)
Marshall, PaulaPaula Marshall Jordan Westlake Guest star (Season 2, Episodes 13–15)

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Episodes

This is a list of Shark episodes. ...

Ratings

USA TV Ratings

Seasonal rankings (based on average total viewers per episode) of Shark on CBS: This article is about the broadcast network. ...

Season Timeslot (EDT) Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
1 Thursday 10:00 P.M. September 21, 2006 May 3, 2007 2006–2007 #24 13.7[6]
2 Sunday 10:00 P.M.
Tuesday 9:00 P.M.
September 23, 2007 May 20, 2008 2007–2008

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Visual in-references

In episode four, during an exterior shot of a hotel right before a scene where Casey and Raina question a bartender, a bus with an ad for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip passes in front of the camera. CBS had previously lost a bidding war to NBC for the rights to Studio 60 in October 2005. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip is an Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award nominated American television Comedy-drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin. ...


DVD Release

DVD name Release date Ep # Additional information
Season 1 October 2, 2007 22 2 Commentary Tracks, "Creating Shark" Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel.

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References

  1. ^ CBS Gets Chummy With Full 'Shark' Season
  2. ^ CBS ANNOUNCES 2007-2008 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE
  3. ^ CBS PROGRAM ADVISORY -- "SHARK" MOVES TO TUESDAYS AT 9:00 PM FOR THREE BROADCASTS. Retrieved on 2008-04-24.
  4. ^ IT'S OFFICIAL: CBS RENEWS CHRISTINE, UNIT, AND HIMYM. Retrieved on 2008-05-13.
  5. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie. "Pollak signs on to swim with "Shark"", The Hollywood Reporter, 2007-07-09. Retrieved on 2007-07-09. 
  6. ^ "Hollywood Reporter: 2006-07 primetime wrap", May 25, 2007. 

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External links

  • Shark on CBS
  • "Shark" at Yahoo! TV
  • Yahoo!7 Official Australian site
  • James Woods Stars in CBS Shark
  • Thefutoncritic.com Development Update: October 17 2005
  • TV Guide's "Shark" page
  • Full Episodes of Shark

 
 

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