The Deep End premieres tonight

The show hasn't gone over well with the critics saying The Deep End is too similar to other legal shows

By Todd Harrison

On Thursday January 21st, 2010

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The Deep End, the new, Los Angeles–based legal drama on ABC, premieres tonight. It focuses on a handful of newly hired (and super-sexy) associates at a big U.S. firm. Here’s a preview:

So far, the reviews are…well, not so good. The Washington Post says the show is “buffed up with glossy polish and thoroughly lacking in sparks between characters,” while New York Daily News reviewer David Hinckley writes that The Deep End is a derivative of the many legal shows that precede it and says of the first episode, “The opening arguments aren’t entirely persuasive.”

The first episode airs tonight at 10 p.m. on Global.