Notorious Episode 1 Photos: “Pilot”Notorious Episode 1 Photos: “Pilot”
Photos and description for the Notorious "Pilot" TV episode airing tonight on ABC Notorious Episode 1 Photos: “Pilot”

The “Pilot” episode of Notorious airs tonight (September 22) at 9PM on ABC, subbing in for Scandal which will be back later in the season. Here’s how the network describes it:

Powerhouse TV news producer Julia George (Piper Perabo) capitalizes on the notoriety of the clients of charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata). Together, they make great TV and determine the nation’s headlines while attempting to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other. Behind the scenes, the people surrounding Jake and Julia are driven to advance their own professional and personal agendas, in a world where motives are suspect and morality is subjective, on the series premiere of “Notorious,” airing THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.

Julia George, producer of “Louise Herrick Live” (LHL), the number one cable news program in the country, learns internet mogul Oscar Keaton has been issued an arrest warrant for fleeing the crime scene of a hit-and-run. She wants the exclusive scoop on the high-profile story, and, during a live interview, it looks like she’s blindsiding the mogul’s lawyer and friend, Jake Gregorian.

Meanwhile, Julia must ensure the backstage antics of LHL’s brilliant host, Louise Herrick, don’t interfere with the show. She also needs to find an assignment for Ryan Mills, the son of the network president, who hopes to enlist junior law partner Ella Benjamin in his quest for getting ahead. Jake’s brother and law partner, Bradley Gregorian, takes on a blackmail case involving a politician, and LHL’s junior producer, Megan Byrd, receives surprising information about Julia’s fiancé.

You can find a lot of photos from the first episode below.

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NOTORIOUS - "Pilot" - Powerhouse TV news producer Julia George (Piper Perabo) capitalizes on the notoriety of the clients of charismatic defense attorney Jake Gregorian (Daniel Sunjata). Together, they make great TV and determine the nation's headlines while attempting to control the media, the justice system and ultimately each other. Behind the scenes, the people surrounding Jake and Julia are driven to advance their own professional and personal agendas, in a world where motives are suspect and morality is subjective, on the series premiere of "Notorious," airing THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eli Joshua Ade)DANIEL SUNJATA

Notorious stars Piper Perabo as Julia George, Daniel Sunjata as Jake Gregorian, Kate Jennings Grant as Louise Herrick, Aimee Teegarden as Ella Benjamin, J. August Richards as Bradley Gregorian, Sepideh Moafi as Megan Byrd, Ryan Guzman as Ryan Mills, and Kevin Zegers as Oscar Keaton.

Guest stars in the Notorious pilot are Katie Couric as herself, Ramon De Ocampo as Levi, Dilshad Vadsaria as Sarah Keaton, Marc Blucas as Eric Jessup, Lisa Arrindell Anderson as Sergeant Betsy Powell, Matt Walton as Darin Mills, Candace B. Harris as Staffer, Deric Augustine as Imran, Leonard Butler as Tony the valet, Kenneth Mitchell as Detective Matthews, Corey Sorenson as Councilman Davis, Melissa Marty as reporter #1, Matt Kaminsky as reporter #2, Raquel Bell Johnson as reporter #3, Jason Tobias as Shane Newsome, Kate Levering as Cassie Manheim, and Bryan Adrian as forger.

“Pilot” was written by Josh Berman and Allie Hagan and directed by Michael Engler.

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KSiteTV Editor-In-Chief Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.