‘Family Law’: Victor Garber & Jewel Staite Preview Show’s Father-Daughter Dynamic

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In The CW‘s Family Law, after personal injury lawyer Abigail Bianchi’s (Jewel Staite) marriage implodes and she shows up in court drunk, only one lawyer will mentor her so she can still practice: her estranged father, Harry Svensson (Victor Garber), the smug head of Vancouver’s top family law firm.

How fraught is the reunion?

Family Law Victor Garber and Jewel Staite

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Abigail finally meets her half siblings!

Perfectionist lawyer Daniel (Zach Smadu) also works at the firm; daddy’s favorite, Lucy (Genelle Williams), a psychologist, practices across the hall.

To prove herself, tenacious Abigail plays dirty.

“Act now, ask for forgiveness later,” Staite says of her motto in her first case: convincing a client to sue a sperm donor for retroactive child support.

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The onscreen mother-son duo previews their dynamic in the new CBS legal drama.

Harry’s skeptical—and impressed.

Says Garber, “Abigail is probably smarter than him, but he would never admit that.”

Family Law, Premieres Sunday, October 2, 8/7c, The CW