Monday, 22 March 2010


[16.50 - French Time] France's leading network TF1 knows how much French viewers love eccentric, apparently annoying but uber genius US sleuths like House and The Mentalist. Actually TF1 airs them and they are primetime rating bonanzas.

Now the network tries the formula with a French fiction, La loi selon Bartoli (Bartoli's Law). Parisian actor Stéphane Freiss is Bartoli, an iconoclast Juge d'instruction (an investigating judge in French criminal law system) whose eccentric behaviour hides a razor-sharp mind.

In the promos Freiss looks like a clone of Hugh Laurie and Simon Baker. And French media already compare him to Gregory House or Columbo.

TF1 will air a 90-minute pilot this thursday.

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