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'Made in Jersey' Synopsis and Other Essential Information


Made in NJ
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This legal drama centers on a working-class young attorney who must use her street smarts in order to go up against her more refined colleagues at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. She may not have an ivy league education, but her unique insight and unwillingness to let anyone intimidate her catches the eye of the firm's founder Donovan Stark, as well as third-year chair Nolan Adams. Growing up in a large Italian family does have its advantages as what she lacks in support at her job among her colleagues more than makes up for it at home where she more support than she really needs (or wants at times). Will her unfiltered attitude help her ahead at the firm or get her in trouble (or possibly a little of both)?

Series Premiere:

September 28, 2012


After just two airings, CBS quickly canceled the series on October 10, 2012.

'Made in Jersey' Cast:

  • Janet Montgomery as Martina Garretti
  • Kristoffer Polaha as Nolan Adams
  • Kyle MacLachlan as Donovan Stark
  • Megalyn Echikunwoke as Riley Prescott
  • Toni Trucks as Cyndi Vega
  • Erin Cummings as Bonnie Garretti
  • Felix Solis as River Brody
  • Donna Murphy as Darlene Garretti


  • The series is shot in New York.
  • When the pilot was shot, the show was called Baby Big Shot.

About Janet Montgomery (Martina Garretti):

She may not be a household name (yet), but this British beauty stormed onto the scene back in 2008 and has landed role after role. She got her start in the TV movies Dis/Connected and Accused at 17 before she was cast in the films The Rapture, Black Swan and Out Idiot Brother. She then joined the casts of Fox's Human Target (for 11 episodes) and HBO's Entourage (for 10 episodes). Her role on Made in Jersey marks her very first bonafide starring role on a television drama.

About Kristoffer Polaha (Nolan Adams):

Kristoffer has been around for years, guest starring in many short-lived dramas that include Birds of Prey, North Shore, Tru Calling, Miss Guided and Valentine. He starred in the CW fan favorite, underrated drama Life Unexpected and most recently, the CW Sarah Michelle Gellar-led drama Ringer. His film roles include Devils Knot and Old Days.

About Kyle MacLachlan (Donovan Stark):

Kyle MacLachlan has had a long and distinguished career that dates back to the '80s when he kicked off his career in the movie Dune. His breakout role was in the cult classic series Twin Peaks, where he played Special Agent Dale Cooper. he then went on to star in Oliver Stone's The Doors as the bands keyboardist Ray Manzarek. Kyle then went on to appear in the movies The Flintstones, The Trial, Showgirls, One Night Stand, The Invisible Man, Hamlet, Route 9, Timecode and Me Without You.

Following his successful movie career, he then landed the role of Trey MacDougal, Charlotte's first husband in HBO's mega hit series Sex and the City. Following his run on SATC, he starred in the short-lived legal drama In Justice and guest starred in a couple of shows before joining the cast of ABC's Desperate Housewives as Orson Hodge, Bree's loveable and refined second husband... who turned into a stalker in the final season of the hit show. He appeared in 96 episodes during the course of six years. Following his role in Desperate Housewives, he went on to star as the mayor in the short-lived comedy Portlandia.
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