As part of its revised lineup for 2007-2008 season, FOX has set a premiere date for Canterbury’s Law. The latest courtroom drama will be taking the Friday night cluster at 9pm ET/PT beginning April 11, 2008, joining other series like Til Death, which is scheduled for 8pm, and The Return of Jezebel James , which serves as Canterbury’s Law‘s lead-in at 8:30pm.

For those who are not familiar, Canterbury’s Law is a series about rebellious defense.  It revolves around Elizabeth Canterbury, a defiant female defense attorney who’s willing to bend the rules in order to protect the wrongfully accused.  A rising star, she puts her career on the line to take on risky and unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life.

The series stars Julianna Margulies (Elizabeth Canterbury), Ben Shenkman (Russell Cross), Trieste Dunn (Molly McConnell), Keith Robinson (Chester Fields), who replaced Jocko Sims, and Aidan Quinn (Matthew “Matt” Furey), who took over Linus Roache.

Meanwhile, another player will be joining the main ensemble of the upcoming series.  Asian-American actor Joel de la Fuente has just landed role on Canterbury’s Law as Assistant Attorney General Peter Upton.  Though not much has been revealed about his character’s storyline, it is known that he’ll be recurrently appearing on the legal drama.  He’ll be making his debut in the second episode of the series.

Born in New Hartford, New York, de la Fuente is most noted for his role as 1st Lieutenant Paul Wang in 1995’s Space: Above and Beyond and for his recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as TARU Tech Ruben Morales, a character he has portrayed since 2002.  His other credits include 100 Centre Street and the long-running soap All My Children.

Canterbury’s Law is created by Dave Erickson and executive produced by Rescue Me‘s Denis Leary, Jim Serpico, Walon Green and Mike Figgis, who also directed the pilot.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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Kris De Leon

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