Eli Stone

It’s a race against time when Eli foresees an earthquake.

Thursday, March 20 at 10 p.m. on CTV

After a literal song and dance routine in court, Eli is called before the State Bar of California for a hearing to determine whether he’s fit to practice law. Unable to find a lawyer to represent him, Taylor pleads with Jordan to defend Eli’s law licence. Jordan agrees to represent Eli, but a new problem presents itself when Nathan is forced to choose between helping his brother and lying under oath about Eli’s aneurysm, leading to a shocking revelation that will forever alter Eli’s life and career.

Thursday, March 6 at 10 p.m. on CTV

The “new Eli” gets another chance to make right a case the “old Eli” won through questionable tactics on behalf a large motor vehicle manufacturer. Patti brings to light Martin Posner’s surprising culpability in the suit, though not nearly as surprising as how she discovered it. Meanwhile, Jordan introduces two new associates who’ve joined W.P.K. his daughter and Eli’s ex-fiance, Taylor, and Keith Bennett, whose self-representation in a trial against the firm made a lasting impression on Jordan. And if Taylor’s presence in the office weren’t enough for Eli to deal with, a series of untimely visions send him to Hawaii and lead to very odd behavior in court, threatening his case.

Thursday, February 28 at 10 p.m. on CTV

Eli’s latest revelation is of a man who appears on TV asking for help. To his surprise, the man turns out to be a patient of Nathan’s who’s awoken from a five-year coma to learn he’s lost his company to his wife and her new husband, and asks Eli to sue to get his old life back. Eli realizes that the only way to do this is to challenge the annulment of the marriage, which means suing the church.

Thursday, February 21 at 10 p.m. on CTV

Eli’s latest visions, which transport him to a Second World War battlefield, prompt him to take the case of a National Guard Specialist serving in Iraq who is suing her ex-husband over custody of their son – represented by Eli’s fiancée, Taylor. With help from his spiritual guru Dr. Chen, Eli recalls a childhood memory of his father that reminds him of the lengths people will go to, to protect the ones they love, a valuable clue that uncovers a shocking twist in his case. Meanwhile, as Eli’s odd behavior continues, Jordan requires him to provide medical proof that he is fit to work at the firm, so Eli turns to his brother for help in falsifying his medical records.

Thursday, February 14 / 10 p.m.

Freedom

After a pilgrimage to the Himalayas to scatter his dad’s ashes and two weeks without visions, Eli has returned to work reinvigorated. Maggie, a first-year associate at W.P.K., suggests he take the case of a married Mexican couple – farmhands seeking compensation against a large produce manufacturer whose pesticide made the wife and her co-workers infertile. Eli resists taking the case until visions of a singing boys’ choir and a biplane persuade him otherwise. Unfortunately, Eli’s clients are keeping two secrets from him, challenging both their marriage and their American citizenship.

Thursday, February 7 / 10 p.m.

From the creators of Dirty Sexy Money and Law & Order comes a story about a lawyer who finds himself at a crossroads between the man he has become and the man he wants to be – even if that means being a prophet. Driven by ambition, Eli Stone (Jonny Lee Miller) has built a successful career at a top San Francisco law firm in representing the biggest and richest corporations where “screwing over the little guy” is common practice. After experiencing a series of odd hallucinations, Eli turns to his neurologist brother, Nathan (Matt Letsher), only to be told there is nothing wrong with him. As the visions persist, he’s anxious to find the cause of his delirium and seeks the help of Dr. Chen (James Saito), a Chinese acupuncturist who specializes in holistic medicine. Though skeptical of his practice, Eli finds Dr. Chen can help him recall important memories from his past.

Thursday 31 January / 10 p.m.

Can a Ruthless Lawyer Become a Modern-Day Prophet? Find Out in Hot New Drama Eli Stone, Premiering Jan. 31 on CTV

– Buzzed-about drama debut follows return of hit series Lost –

— Canadian Tom Cavanaugh guest-stars as Mr. Stone in the premiere episode —

Toronto, ON (January 22, 2008) – A series of hallucinations has a high-priced attorney answering a higher calling in the new drama series Eli Stone. Starring Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Smith), the buzz-worthy drama joins CTV’s stellar midseason schedule on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 p.m. ET following the season premiere of Lost (visit ctv.ca to confirm local broadcast times). Exploring the balance between business and belief, Eli Stone co-stars Canadians Victor Garber (Alias) and Natasha Henstridge (Would Be Kings, The Whole Nine Yards), with a special appearance by Ottawa’s Tom Cavanagh (Ed) in the premiere episode. Can a ruthless shark become modern-day prophet? As George Michael sings in a cameo appearance, “you gotta have faith.”

From Greg Berlanti (Dirty Sexy Money, Brothers & Sisters) and Marc Guggenheim (Law & Order, Brothers & Sisters, The Practice) comes a story about a lawyer who finds himself at a crossroads in life, caught between the man he has become and the man he wants to be. Eli Stone (Miller) is an ambitious, cutthroat lawyer at a top law firm in San Francisco, who has made a successful career of screwing over the little guy. But a series of visions has Eli searching for a larger meaning in life while struggling to balance his job, fiancée Taylor (Henstridge) and what he thinks could be a divine calling. The hallucinations turn out to be an inoperable brain aneurysm, but Eli wonders if he might just be an inspired visionary.

“Eli Stone is a divine new addition to our schedule,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “Lighthearted and surprising, it’s an unconventional drama with broad appeal. Jonny Lee Miller is a stand-out as the title character.”

The debut episode, directed by Ken Olin (thirtysomething), finds Eli struggling to cope with his diagnosis, as he looks to Dr. Chen (James Saito, I Think I Love My Wife), a Chinese acupuncturist who believes Eli’s visions are prophetic. While Eli is skeptical of being a prophet, he recalls the words of his late father, “You’re meant to do great things… speak inspired words… you’re going to help people.” Eli redefines his outlook on life and his role as a lawyer, beginning with a case in which he represents an old acquaintance against one of his firm’s most important clients. Despite opposition from his imposing boss and future father-in-law, Jordan Wethersby (Garber) and his fiancé, Eli chooses to stay the course.

The highly-anticipated drama also stars Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Sam Jaeger (Notes From The Underbelly), Matt Letsher (The New Adventures of Old Christine) and Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars). Marc Guggenheim (Law & Order) and Greg Berlanti (Dirty Sexy Money, Everwood) are co-creators and executive producers.