March 16, 2010

New Cable Series Highlights Work of Mediator

The USA Network has ordered a new original series about a mediator. "Facing Kate" follows Kate Reed, a frustrated litigator turns away from the bureaucracy and injustice in the legal system to become a neutral.

"This is someone who lives in a world of a constant conflict," said USA president of original programming Jeff Wachtel.  "With traditional lawyers, it's always one wins, one loses; in mediation, the goal is to have win-win." The Hollywood Reporter broke the story and tagged mediators as 'the ultimate anti-lawyers.' (THR.)

If this show succeeds, maybe my friend will have more luck pitching his show about an Organizational Ombuds.


  1. Oh, Tom. You're a such a culture monster.

  2. Thanks. I'm just trying to scoop the other ADR bloggers.