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Scott D. Pierce
Scott D. Pierce writes about television for the Salt Lake Tribune. Vice president of the Television Critics Associationn, he's covered TV in Utah since 1990.

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(Courtesy photo) Janet Montgomery starred in “Made in Jersey,” which got the hook from CBS after just two episodes.
TV review: “Made In Jersey” isn’t original, but it is good

Made in Jersey (Friday, 8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) is sort of "Working Girl" meets "L.A. Law," with a whole bunch of the 2001-02 series "That’s Life" thrown in.

Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery) is a smart, talented lawyer who works in a big Manhattan firm and tries to overcome her disability - that’s she’s from New Jersey. She’s been a successful prosecutor in Jersey, but she runs into snooty lawyers who look down on her when she joins a big Manhattan law firm.

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Ah, but her Jersey street smarts come in handy in her first big case, impressing the other lawyers at the firm.

Martina doesn’t divorce her roots or her family, who are also part of the story here.

This is a good legal/crime drama with one big thing going for it - Montgomery. She’s great as Martina. It isn’t easy to carry an hourlong network show, but it sure looks like she’s up to the task.


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