Exclusive: USA 'Legal' drama recruits 'Spirit' star Gabriel Macht

gabriel-machtImage Credit: Glenn Harris/PR PhotosGabriel Macht, semi-famous for his role in the 2008 cult comic book flick The Spirit, has joined the cast of USA Network’s new procedural A Legal Mind, sources confirm to me exclusively.

Macht, who also appeared in NBC’s short-lived psychic thriller The Others, will play Harvey, a brilliant, successful, and charming attorney at a top Manhattan law firm. He goes out on a limb and hires Mike, an unmotivated
but brilliant college student (played by relative newcomer Patrick J. Adams), even though he doesn’t have a law degree.

The Deep End‘s Aaron Krosh penned the pilot script and will serve as exec producer alongside Doug Liman, David Bartis, and Gene Klein.


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  • Christian

    Description of the show sounds Meh, but when was the last time USA failed to deliver?

  • Margaret

    I adore Macht – he was sublime in ‘The Others’ and showed great promise in ‘A Love Story For Bobby Long’. Looking forward to this.

    • Freddie

      Just because I absolutely share in your love of Gabriel Macht, I will point out that it’s A Love SONG for Bobby Long. Because I know you’ll understand I don’t mean to nitpick so much as I want to go all fangirl over this thing myself.

    • Me

      Loved him in Bobby Long – fantastic movie

  • Megan

    Macht was also in “Because I Said So” which had a great cast including Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, and Tom Everett Scott and I absolutely fell in love with him there. Spirit was pretty awful, so I hope he redeems himself here.

  • Snsetblaze

    I hope he is not hiring this newcomer to actually practice law without a degree, passing the bar exam and a license! As a secretary, paralegal, administrative assistant, investigator, fine …

    • Ginny

      Ummm, snset, you know this is not real right? It’s the description of a TV show. It has very little basis in reality.

  • Dâmaris

    YESSSSS! I love Gabriel so these are AWESOME news. I was worried I wouldn’t see much of him anymore, but now I’ll see him every week yay! I fell the same about the show’s description, though. We’ll see. I hope it’s good and it goes well.

  • Sam

    Oh good. Another USA procedural. If they were smart, they’d make a totally serialized series to shake things up.

  • Kim

    This does not make me happy:( I’m glad he’s getting work, but I think he’s better than a USA show. HIs work in A Love Song for Bobby Long was phenomenal and he still should be doing movies!

  • Jessica

    Great show but Thesexhookup was better, go see it

  • Tego Livi

    He was great as “the naked guy” on Spin City, too.

  • izikavazo

    Good for Mr. Macht. It sucks when your big break turns out to be a bomb.

  • sommer

    I just love him, and love every show USA comes out with him.I really hope it works out for him.I fell in love with him when I saw “Because I Said So” and have been hoping to find him catch a break!Hopefully this show delivers like all the other USA shows do!

  • Ian

    I am so tired of lawyer shows. On the other hand, I’ve always liked Macht – he’s charming and ridiculously good-looking. Oh what the hell.

  • Christian

    Sorry to hear about your breakup, Miss Vxvds.

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