The original cast of L.A. Law is coming to the New Jersey Chiller Theatre Expo. It will be the first time since the Emmy winning series finale that cast members will be together to reminisce about the groundbreaking series with fans for autographs, photos and meet & greets. If you’ve never seen the NBC drama you may not realize how groundbreaking it was during it run in the 1980s-90s. This series focusing on the McKenzie Brackman law firms legal cases and soapy character drams was unlike any other series on at the time. Especially using cast members real life stories/relationships as the basis for ideas. It as part of NBC’s “Must Watch TV” that many networks tried to duplicate with a mix of family friendly shows and adult drama before the news. Of course this was before cable, streaming services, DVR and all the choices viewers now have today.
Corbin Bernsen, Susan Ruttan, Michele Greene, Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker announced the reunion on CBS the Talk. The Chiller Theatre Expo takes place from Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Hilton Parsippany, One Hilton Court, Parsippany, NJ 07054. Hours are Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Complete ticket info at www.chillertheatre.com
The exclusive Chiller Theatre Expo event follows the first major nationally televised reunion of original L.A. LAW cast members on today’s edition of CBS’s The Talk.
Corbin Bernsen – Nominated for both an Emmy® Award and a Golden Globe Award® as Arnie Becker, the slick and shallow divorce lawyer, whose womanizing and opportunistic ways ironically epitomized the cases his character defended, often placing him in precarious situations his beleaguered secretary was left to protect.
Susan Ruttan – Ruttan earned four Emmy® Award nominations® as Roxanne Melman, the long-suffering secretary to Arnie Becker. Roxanne was gutsy enough to tell off her jerky boss while working humbly and ably in an office where greed was the creed.
Michele Greene – Emmy® nominated for her role of Abby Perkins, who morphed from a meek young lawyer to a self-confident legal dynamo over the first five seasons. In what was later revealed as a ratings publicity stunt, Greene’s character also made history for engaging in primetime TV’s first lesbian kiss (with Amanda Donohoe) on the show.
Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker –The real-life couple was already married over a decade when the show premiered, and their romance was converted to the small screen during the series’ run. As attorney Ann Kelsey, Eikenberry earned four Emmy® nominations, two Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe® Award and became a symbol for women to be tough in their career pursuits. The show also gave her a forum for going public with her breast cancer via the primetime NBC documentary, Destined to Live. Tucker, as Stuart Markowitz, gathered three Emmy® nominations and two Golden Globe® nominations. Tucker’s character is known for learning the mysterious bedroom act “Venus Butterfly,” and using it on Ann, resulting in a bombardment of calls and letters from viewers seeking more details on the technique, which were never revealed.