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Trial & Error

Trial & Error

  • Premiered: 
    March 14, 2017
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jeff Astrof & Matt Miller 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags: spoof, parody

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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

TRIAL & ERROR is a half-hour, fish-out-of-water comedy series that parodies true-crime documentaries. Bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal heads to a tiny Southern town for his first big case. His mission? To defend an eccentric rollercizing poetry professor, Larry Henderson, accused of the bizarre murder of his beloved wife, while taking on prosecutor Carol Anne in court. Settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop and meeting his quirky team of local misfits -- including researcher Anne and investigator Dwayne -- Josh suspects that winning his first big case will not be easy, especially when his client is always making himself look guilty. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 10-11pm ET/PT, NBC premiered TRIAL & ERROR, debuting back-to-back episodes.
Season 2 -- now titled TRIAL & ERROR: LADY, KILLER -- premiered on Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 9-10pm ET/PT, as NBC debuted back-to-back new episodes. The second season centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal, still relatively a newcomer in a tiny southern town, who is sturdily posed for his next big case there. His mission? To defend the eccentric first lady of East Peck, Lavinia Peck-Foster, known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, and who suddenly finds herself accused of the bizarre murder of her beloved husband. As Josh continues to settle into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop while working with his quirky team of local misfits, he suspects that winning his second big case this time should be easy (especially when his client is the town favorite), but is it? The season opens with these two episodes:

"The Suitcase" (9pm): Josh Segal and Associates defend Lavinia, who was found with her husband Edgar's corpse in a suitcase in her trunk. Lavinia is surly, entitled, larger than life and, instead of hugs, her currency of connection is a face slap. On the other hand, she is wealthy so she can pay him. Winning this case could be Josh's ticket for his true goal, to be considered a "Pecker." Unfortunately, complications and bodies keep piling up and there are more questions than answers.

"The Timeline" (9:30pm): When Judge Kamiltow rules that Lavinia must stand trial for the murder of her husband, Josh and the team try to poke holes in the timeline of the case Carol Anne will present. But when a clock is determined to be the murder weapon, they are forced to seek help from two unlikely sources - the convicted murderer of Lavinia's brother and the host of a popular murder podcast called M-Town.


Other Titles

  • Season 2 title: Trial & Error: Lady, Killer

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Barge Productions
  • Produced by Good Session Productions
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television


  • - East Peck, South Carolina USA