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Network executives, take note. Having failed to galvanize TV viewers with this past spring’s somniferous Supreme Court dramas, why not return to terra firma with the good ol’ law firm formula this fall? Just rejigger the legal dramas of yesteryear to reflect the trends of 2002-03. We’re thinking reality TV, we’re thinking corporate scandals … we are thinking guaranteed ratings. Among our suggestions: ‘SURVIVOR IV: THE VALLEY FIRMS’ As Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati whittles down its roster, corporate associates compete in death-defying endurance challenges to avoid getting voted out of the office. At the end of every episode, the ever-shrinking pool of hungry, haggard attorneys listens to a speech from the firm’s top brass, who claim that the week’s terminations are performance-related. Mitigating Factor: Lawsuits from disgruntled contestants convinced that Mark Burnett rigged the show. Possible Spin-Offs: “Big Brobeck,” another banish-the-lawyer show where a group of idle equities associates is trapped in a Silicon Valley split-level, where it must snuff one of its own each week. ‘LAW & ORDER: CORPORATE ACCOUNTING UNIT’ The latest from Dick Wolf’s wildly successful stable of legal dramas, this show tracks the lives of the SEC’s top lawyers as they live, love, look for “fuzzy math,” and dodge calls for their resignation. In an inspired bit of casting, a beefy and bearded Al Gore stars as embattled chairman Harvey Pitt after his advisers remind him that an acting career helped get Ronald Reagan into the White House. Mitigating Factor: Can the guy who lost the presidency to Dubya actually win the Nielsen race? Possible Spin-Offs: “It’s the Pitts,” starring Harvey Pitt and Brad Pitt as a feuding father-son team arguing at the dinner table over securities law.

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