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Close To Home

Character: Amanda Roth
Created by: Jim Leonard
Directed by: Paul McCrane
Written by: Jim Leonard and Alfredo Barrios Jr.
Produced by: Alfredo Barrios Jr.
Other cast: Jennifer Finnigan, Kimberly Elise, David James Elliott and John Carroll Lynch
Episodes: Season 1 Episode 22
Original airdate: May 19, 2006
Episode title: Hot Grrrl
Genre: Crime
Running time: 59 minutes

Close to Home is a legal drama that tears away the facade of suburbia to reveal that sometimes quiet and tranquil streets can hide the darkest of crimes. Annabeth Chase is a young, aggressive prosecutor with a perfect conviction record who tries the cases that come out of her own neighborhood. Returning to work after having her first child, Annabeth is ready to take on the most difficult cases, fueled by her passion to protect her community and her family. Challenging Annabeth's legal strategies is her new boss, Maureen Scofield, a no-nonsense lawyer not afraid to push her hard. Leading the team is Steve Sharpe, who is one of Annabeth's biggest supporters but is concerned about how her cases will play in the media. Annabeth's husband, Jack, is devoted to their family and is a rock for her to lean on when the challenges of her job start to infringe on their home life.