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Monday: ‘Canterbury’s Law’

[IMG:L]Canterbury’s Law — 8/7c on Fox

Could Julianna Margulies’ decision to bolt from ER (and a massive payday) in 2000 finally be paying off?

Well, only the ratings will tell, but some eight years after the fact, she has her own show at last.

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Margulies plays maverick defense attorney Elizabeth Canterbury in Fox’s new legal drama, premiering tonight.

And it turns out that the show’s spot leading in to fellow newbie New Amsterdam is prime territory indeed.

Amsterdam shocked prognosticators when it premiered last week, scoring a huge and surprising ratings victory for a network that already boasts several juggernauts.

And luckily for Margulies, legal shows seem to draw in viewers no matter how many like-minded hour-longs there are out there.

In the pilot episode, Canterbury believes her client is innocent in the murder of a child and clashes with her partner (Ben Shenkman) over how to prove it.

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