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All Rise

All Rise

Photo Credit:  Michael Yarish/CBS
  • Premiered: 
    September 23, 2019
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Greg Spottiswood 
  • Subject Matter: Legal
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Plot Synopsis

ALL RISE is a one-hour courthouse drama that follows the chaotic, hopeful and sometimes absurd lives of its judges, prosecutors and public defenders, as they work with bailiffs, clerks and cops to get justice for the people of Los Angeles amidst a flawed legal process. Among them is newly appointed Judge Lola Carmichael, a highly regarded and impressive deputy district attorney who doesn't intend to sit back on the bench in her new role, but instead leans in, immediately pushing the boundaries and challenging the expectations of what a judge can be. Those offering Lola counsel are her roguish best friend and colleague, Mark Callan, a successful deputy district attorney who now must adjust to the shifting boundaries in their personal and professional relationship; Supervisory Judge Lisa Benner, an influential, powerful figure tasked with overseeing Lola's transition into her new job; and Lola's efficient, pragmatic judicial assistant, Sherri Kansky, who isn't thrilled at the prospect of "training" a rookie judge. Also working in the courthouse are Emily Lopez, an empathetic and blunt public defender filled with fire and conviction; Luke Watkins, a court bailiff by day, law student by night; and Sara Castillo, a court reporter and reliable source of intel and advice. When an ICE agent pursues a defendant in Lola's courtroom, she must fend him off while determining the appropriate sentence for the offender, an undocumented immigrant, whose crime was warning people of a grocery store selling spoiled goods. Then, Lola immerses herself in the world of online gaming when she presides over her first trial concerning cybercrimes, after two friends go head-to-head over a deleted avatar and all the assets associated with it. Also, Mark discovers life without Lola in the DA's office is going to be lonelier than he thought, and Luke is set to be honored at the annual Valor Awards for his heroism.

Season 2 of ALL RISE premiered on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. In Part 1 of the two-part season opener, "A Change Is Gonna Come," Lola and Mark try to rebuild their friendship after Mark witnessed Lola being detained during a protest while defending a teen girl, amid an escalating encounter with police. Through a series of flashbacks, details emerge surrounding the night of the protest as well as the long-lasting effects they have on Lola, Mark, Emily, Luke and everyone else involved. Also, to help with the court backlog due to closures caused by COVID-19, Lola hires Ness Johnson, a bright, outspoken legal clerk who immediately clashes with Sherri. Part 2 debuted the following week on Monday, November 23 at 9pm. In "Keep Ya Head Up," Lola may be asked to recuse herself from a case after the video of her detainment is leaked. Also, Mark continues to seek the hate crime enhancement in Jesse's (guest star Tyler Barnhardt) trial, even after being met with resistance, and the case is further complicated when Jesse is suspected of having a medical condition. After a three-week break, ALL RISE returned with new episodes on Monday, January 4, 2020 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. In the winter premiere, "Bounceback," it's a new year and Lola's baby is due any day. She learns the jury was going to deliver a "not guilty" verdict in a case in which she pressured defendant Leon Parsons (guest star Isaiah Johnson) to take a plea deal, forcing her to decide whether to let the plea stand and protect her reputation, or reveal what she knows to Leon. Also, Mark's in the midst of an intense negotiation with DA Louis Bravo (guest star Ian Anthony Dale) regarding how and when to arrest and charge Deputy Sheriff Rashel (guest star Nick Wechsler) for attempted murder, when Mark is the victim of a brazen knife attack.
On Monday, May 24, 2021 at 9pm ET/PT, CBS premiered "Yeet," the series finale of ALL RISE. The murder trials against Alexander Moore (Zayne Emory) and Jack Allen (Derek Luh) begin, and the pressure mounts when Lola agrees to allow media into the courtroom to support her re-election campaign. Also, Mark and Amy commit to their relationship, even though they're on opposite sides of the trial, and Luke looks for a way to win Emily back. Guest cast: Ryan Michelle Bathe (Rachel Audubon), Samantha Marie Ware (Vanessa "Ness" Johnson), Todd Williams (Robin Taylor), Ian Anthony Dale (DA Louis Bravo), Tony Carver (DDA Tony Carver), Rebecca Field (Carol Coleman), Shalim Ortiz (Joaquin Luna), Nicholas Christopher (David Sanders), Rob Chester Smith (PD Andy Morton), Andy Buckley (Martin Moore), Zayne Emory (Alexander Moore), Derek Luh (Jack Allen), Joe Adler (Leonard Smith), Ahmad Dugas (Bailiff Douglas), and Dorian Missick (DJ Tailwind).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Warner Bros. Television


  • - Los Angeles, California USA