Trial & Error: Lady, Killer (2018)

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Lady, Killer
Trial & Error

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As a quirky courtroom satire Trial & Error continues to delight, but its best motion may be allowing the singular Kristin Chenoweth to shine in all of her whimsically manic glory as the titular Lady, Killer.

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Critic Ratings: 11

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User Ratings: 32

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Air date: Jul 19, 2018

Josh Segal and Associates get their first case, defending Lavinia Peck-Foster, the eccentric First Lady of East Peck, 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.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2018

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.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2018

Josh's team continues to hunt for the potential murder weapon that would seal their timeline. The case takes a dramatic turn as their search leads them to two new suspects and some shocking news about Lavinia.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2018

As the trial begins, Josh and his team experience some hiccups in proving Lavinia's innocence to the judge. As soon as Josh thinks he's been able to find cause for dismissal of the case, Carol Anne argues to test the timeline herself, leading them to uncover a hidden passageway on Lavinia's property.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2018

Dwayne testifies on the prosecution's behalf and dismantles the timeline they established, so Lavinia pressures Josh to fire him. Dwayne redeems himself when he stumbles on a big break in the case leading to a shocking confession and Josh winning Lavinia's case.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2018

In the aftermath of winning Lavinia's case, the town finally embraces Josh as a real Pecker. However, Josh agonizes over whether or not Lavinia may have done it and, unable to try Lavinia again for Edgar's murder, Josh takes a big swing by trying to open an old case.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2018

With the retrial of Jesse Ray Beaumont looming, the team digs into Lavinia's past to gain some fresh insight into the case.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2018

With Lavinia eliminated as a suspect in Chet Peck's murder, Josh struggles with his defense for Jesse Ray Beaumont. Meanwhile, Dwayne enjoys his new life as a Peck.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2018

Josh and his team continue to find themselves at literal dead ends in their casework until they unearth game changing evidence with the help of Jesse Ray Beaumont. Meanwhile, in court, Carol Anne tries to finish the case before she has the baby.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2018

As Jesse Ray Beaumont's trial begins, the team struggles to keep him under control while they discover more of Lavinia's secrets. Now that the baby is born and awaiting the DA election results, Carol Anne discovers who is the baby's father.

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Tv Season Info

In the spirit of true crime documentaries, the second season of this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D'Agosto), 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 (Kristin Chenoweth), 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?

Cast & Crew

Steven Boyer
Dwayne Reed
Jayma Mays
Carol Anne Keane
Amanda Payton
Nina Rudolph
Joel McCrary
Judge Kamiltow
Nicholas D'Agosto
Josh Segal
Lauren McGibbon
Virgitte Snip the Stenographer
Michael Hitchcock
Jesse Ray Beaumont
Ricky He
Tyler Chan
Ryan Beil
Associate Mayor
Serge Houde
Milton Buckley / Houseboy
Brent Zulyniak
Mayor Hiss
Philip Prajoux
Officer Braxton
Fiona Vroom
Amanda Silva
Andy Thompson
Dr. Rock N' Law
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Critic Reviews for Trial & Error Lady, Killer

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

Unhinged at times, oddly thoughtful at others, Trial and Error is more than parody; it's a welcome wave of silliness.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

It shows us that Lavinia Peck-Foster is a force to be reckoned with.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Trial & Error just keeps spinning itself faster and faster into dizzy, delightful mayhem, with no collapse on the horizon.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Between its bright color palette, sunny setting and jaunty tone, "Trial" is a perfect complement for a glass of lemonade and a midsummer heat wave.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

But even when it's unclear where Trial & Error might be heading, its determination to stay as sharp and strange as its Peckers makes it worth a detour.

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The real joy here comes from spending time in the quirky East Peck universe, a place as fully realized as Parks & Recreation's Pawnee.

Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

That Trial & Error has managed to fly so under the radar seems like a bigger crime than the one being investigated on screen.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is another layer of whimsical nonsense added to the already delightful implausibility of the season's primary storyline.

Jul 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The first five episodes screened were full of sharp and fun comedy, easily making the case for why Trial & Error should be added to your must-watch roster. Like Josh, you'll fall in love with East Peck enough to stick around.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Honestly, what more could you want in a show? If you didn't see the first season, it doesn't matter. The second season is a self-contained joy. A blissful and much needed escape. Tell all your brother cousins to watch.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

With Lithgow's story wrapped, the series returns with a new mystery. But it's like the party has left the building.

Jul 19, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Trial & Error: Lady, Killer

  • Oct 15, 2018
    RENEWWWWW HIGHT OF AMERICAN COMEDDDDYYYY
  • Aug 03, 2018
    REAlly enjoyed that MILTON GUY. STOLE THE SHOW IN MY OPINION!
  • Jul 23, 2018
    Even better than the excellent first season!!! a must-watch!!!
  • Jul 19, 2018
    One of the funniest shows on at the moment

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