Burden of Truth: Kristin Kreuk Fronted Legal Drama Picked Up at The CW!

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Kristin Kreuk is returning to The CW. 

The former Smallville and Beauty and the Beast star's legal drama, Burden of Truth has been picked up by the young-skewing broadcast network to air as part of its summer schedule. 

The series is currently airing in Canada on CBC, and has almost completed its 10-episode-order. 

Burden of Truth

Per the official logline:

"Burden of Truth is a serialized investigative drama about life-altering legal cases. Fast-rising corporate attorney Joanna Hanley (Kristin Kreuk, Smallville, Beauty and the Beast) returns to her small hometown of Millwood – a prairie town with an industrial past and uncertain future – to represent a major client in a case against some sick high school girls."

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"She dispatches her case quickly and efficiently, crushing the girls and their small-town lawyer – her former high school classmate Billy Crawford. After winning her case, she discovers the girls are sicker than anyone thought."

"Otherwise healthy young women have been overcome with uncontrollable twitches and seizures, making life unlivable. They need help. Joanna also realizes she may have unresolved personal business in town."

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"Even though she’s a successful partner in a big law firm, she can’t ignore the feeling that something in her life is not right. She becomes convinced all the answers she’s seeking about her broken life can be found in her old hometown."

"And if she’s going to fix herself, she has to start where it all began – with uncovering all of her family’s deepest secrets."

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The good news for the series is that it has been a success for CBC, and has landed a renewal for Season 2 which means, if The CW is impressed with its performance, it could return to the network down the line beyond the currently scheduled summer run. 

While summer programming has become an afterthought for some networks, The CW will have The Originals, The 100 and another acquisition titled The Outpost as part of the summer schedule. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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