Jimmy Smits Returns to the Courtroom in 'Bluff City Law' (PHOTOS)

Rick and Christina Gables

Coming from a famous Memphis family known for taking on injustice, brilliant lawyer Sydney Strait (Caitlin McGee) used to work at her father Elijah’s (Jimmy Smits) celebrated law firm until their tumultuous relationship got in the way in Bluff City Law.

After barely speaking to him for years, Sydney is suddenly thrust back into the family fold when her philanthropist mother passes away unexpectedly. In the wake of her loss, hoping to reconnect with the daughter he loves, Elijah asks Sydney to rejoin his firm. She agrees because despite her lingering resentment and distrust, she knows that working alongside her father is her best hope at changing the world, if they can ever get along.

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In the premiere episode, Sydney stumbles on a secret Elijah has been keeping from her that may change everything.

The cast also includes Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden, Josh Kelly Jayne Atkinson, with Mo Gallini guest starring in the premiere episode.

Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the new series!

Bluff City Law, Series Premiere, Monday, September 23, 10/9c, NBC