David_Tennant on Twitter DavidTennantOnTwitter.com
David Tennant in Rex Is Not Your Lawyer

David_Tennant on Twitter David Tennant completed filming the pilot for a potential series for NBC called Rex Is Not Your Lawyer just before Christmas 2009. David Tennant played Rex, a Chicago litigator who becomes so crippled by anxiety that he takes to coaching his clients into representing themselves. David has described this as a "comedy drama".
Unfortunately on Sunday 16th May 2010 it was announced that NBC would not be making a full series of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer.
Unlike UK television, the US have a policy of announcing that they are making pilots for series. A decision on whether or not it will ever air is made by the network after the pilot is complete. If Rex was picked up, the earliest it would probably have aired would have been next Autumn but there was also the chance that they could have picked it up as a mid-season show (meaning they like it enough to fund episodes but don't have room on their schedule, so then they would have held it in reserve until a slot opened up.) If that was the case, then it would not have aired until Spring 2011.
If a series was made then NBC would have had an option on David playing the lead in the series too which limited any other roles that he could undertake at the beginning of this year until NBC had decided whether or not they woul exercise their option.
Shooting of the pilot is believed to have started during the week commencing 23rd November and finished on Tuesday 22nd December (although David was required all that time).
For posts related to Rex Is Not Your Lawyer on Blogger.com click here.

May 2011
The Belfast Telegraph posted an interview with American actor Jerry O'Connell which claimed that he was filming The Defenders with David Tennant. It seems the paper was confusing it with the 2009 pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. After we tweeted that jornalist Roger Crow tweeted back "Haha. I wrote the original piece. They interpreted it wrong. O'Connell was inspired by Tennant's work on Rex." Updated 7/5


October 2010
This Blog says that David Tennant's Rex Is Not Your Lawyer was expected to air commencing Friday 24th September. Updated 24/10

David Tennant will be interviewed on a Radio Four programme aired today at 8pm called Playing the Dane. Updated 23/10

Click here to listen to David Tennant's interview and for photos of him on the Richard Bacon Show on Radio 5 Live this afternoon to promote Single Father. They also discussed Doctor Who and Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 7/10

Click here to listen to David Tennant's interview and for photos of him on Absolute Radio this morning where he discussed Fright Night, Single Father, Celebrity Autobiography, Doctor Who, Decoy Bride and St Trinian's 2. Updated 7/10

Click here to listen to David Tennant's interview on Heart Radio this morning where he discussed Fright Night, Decoy Bride, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, Single Father and Celebrity Autobiography. Updated 7/10

Click here to read about several articles about David Tennant in the press today in regards to his interview about Single Father, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer and Doctor Who in today's Radio Times. Updated 5/10


August 2010
Some video of David Tennant in his American pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer has been posted onto the internet. Click here to see it. Updated 14/8


July 2010
Two videos of David Tennant filming Rex Is Not Your Lawyer have been posted onto YouTube.com. See here for the links to watch them. Updated 29/7

Click here for some new photos of David Tennant filming Rex Is Not Your Lawyer which have just been posted onto the Internet. Updated 27/7


David_Tennant on Twitter May 2010
There's a negative slanted article about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer not being commission by NBC in The Telegraph. Updated 18/5

MoviesMovies describes Rex Is Not Your Lawyer as "a pilot that came very close to being made". Updated 17/5

The official announcement for the full NBC schedule will happen at 10.15pm UK time on Sunday but Deadline.com says that Rex Is Not Your Lawyer is not going ahead. Updated 14/5

Deadline.com says today that Rex Is Not Your Lawyer has "solid internal support." Updated 12/5

On 18th and 19th April there were focus group screenings of the pilot in Las Vegas and Orlando. The decision whether or not it will be commissioned will be announced on 16th May. Updated 12/5
NBC have moved the day forward so they will now announce their Fall line-up (so whether or not they'll pickup David Tennant's Rex Is Not Your Lawyer) now on Sunday 16th instead of Monday 17th. The announcement is timed for 5.15pm EST so 10.15pm on Sunday evening in the UK. Updated 11/5

Here is a review by someone who watched the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer and did not enjoy the programme. Updated 10/5

There's more speculation on David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. A round-up is here. Updated 10/5

There's been some more talk online about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer in the past couple of days. Click here for details. Updated 3/5


April 2010
There's more optimistic news about David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer today as Deadline.com say that NBC reworked the pilot and that tested well. They also say that the project has received an order for two back-up scripts. Updated 24/4

According to primepretty there was a second focus group screening in Las Vegas and another in Orlando for David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday. The decision whether or not it will be commissioned will be announced on 17th May. Updated 20/4

According to ci1000 in Las Vegas there was another focus group screening for David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday. Updated 19/4

March 2010
Thanks to karenor on LiveJournal, David Tennant's interview in the Virgin magazine electric! has been transcribed online here. (You have to be a member of LiveJournal to view it.) David discusses (briefly) Doctor Who, Hamlet and Rex Is Not Your Lawyer among other topics. Updated 25/3

February 2010
Two Los Angeles based newspapers have mentioned David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer in the past couple of days. See here for more details. Updated 16/2

TV Guide's Matt Roush talks about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer and about fast-tracking (or not fast-tracking) the series here. Updated 3/2

January 2010
Television critic and Doctor Who fan Televisionary has posted his detailed review of the script of the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer online here. Updated 30/1

Click here to read opinions about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer from a US television reviewer and also by a David Tennant fan. Updated 28/1

FanaticalWhovian has posted two new photos of David Tennant from filming the Rex Is Not Your Lawyer pilot last December. Updated 28/1

Click here for loads of photos and a video of David Tennant at the Radio Times Covers Party last night, plus how The Sun used a photo from it to say that David Tennant is "glum" about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer being picked up yet. Updated 27/1

Sections of both the US and UK press today have run articles that mention Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 27/1

The Daily Mirror today have the story about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer and include a David Tennant quote from a previous radio interview. Updated 26/1

Click here for articles in the British press today about David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 25/1

Ausiellofiles report that sets of David Tennant's pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer are "coming down this week." See here for more info. Updated 25/1

David Tennant's telephone call to the Christian O'Connell Show on Absolute Radio this morning has been added to the Radio page of this website. David speaks about his NTA award, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer and the Radio 4 drama he is recording today. Updated 21/1

Click here for some reviews by members of a focus group who were asked by NBC to view the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 18/1

Food Stylist Chris Oliver describes preparing food on the set of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer in her Blog online here. Updated 17/1

The Sunday Express has an article about David Tennant filming the scene on the golf course for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer today. This is about one month after they actually shot the scene! Updated 17/1
Last night at the Legally Blonde Gala Night, David Tennant was asked about the British paparazzi who photographed him on the set of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer in Los Angeles in December. This clip is David's response which was played on the Steve Wright Show on Radio Two this afternoon. Updated 14/1
NBC have announced more of their Spring schedule today but Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (David Tennant's pilot) is not listed. Updated 14/1
Today is the day that the NBC Executives watch (and decide on) the pilot of David Tennant's Rex Is Not Your Lawyer in LA! They can decide to (a) bin it, (b)commission it to run in the spring schedule or (c) commission it to start in the fall (Autumn) schedule. Updated 11/1
Only two hours after the NBC Executive Session of the Television Critics Association Winter Tour and the main press reports of the event are on Televisionary, InsideBlip, AOL Inside TV, AccessHollywood, TVGuide, NPR and HitFix. Updated 10/1
At the NBC Executive Session of the Television Critics Association Winter Tour today they announced that (as expected) starting 12th February the Jay Leno Show will no longer air at 10pm. Of interest to David Tennant's fans was whether Rex Is Not Your Lawyer would replace that slot on at least one day of the week. However they announced that television executives will view the pilot tomorrow (Monday) evening and a decision will be made then.
Tweets received about this included:
@televisionary: "Asked about what's coming up Rex is Not Your Lawyer could "theoretically" be ready or it could be an early fall pilot."
@EricIGN: "Theoretically" Rex is Not Your Lawyer (with David Tennant) could air this spring on NBC. Pilot is done."
@televisionary: Gaspin said he is "not sure" if Rex or other contenders will make it on the schedule. Too soon to make any announcements.
@televisionary: Execs will watch cut of Rex is Not Your Lawyer this week. Could be on air this season via fast-track but not yet ordered.
@KateOH: " Angela Bromstad said that the pilot Rex Is Not Your Lawyer with David Tennant will be ready for exec viewing tomorrow."
@MattMtvguy: "NBC hints that David Tennant's REX IS NOT YOUR LAWYER is being fast-tracked to possibly help fill LENO hole." Updated 10/1
Today is NBC Day at The TCA Winter Tour so is likely to be the day that they may announce if a series of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer will be commissioned or not. See here for information regarding any announcement. Updated 10/1
The Hollywood Reporter says NBC is "expected" to pickup David Tennant's Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 9/1
Yesterday Masked Scheduler wrote a piece about the Jay Leno chatshow as there has recently been a lot of speculation in America about whether or not NBC will be continuing with it. In his piece he says that NBC (and specifically Jeff Gaspin) will address this at the NBC TCA (Television Critics Association) this coming Sunday. (A TCA is the chance for networks to make announcements about their schedule in the following months. David Tennant attended the one for BBC America about Doctor Who in July and the one for PBS in early August to discuss Masterpiece Contemporary.) Although this is not definite it seems likely that at the NBC TCA they will also make an announcement about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. (We will then know whether or not David Tennant will also be able to film the Burke and Hare movie before he is required for Rex filming.) Also Televisionary indicated yesterday that he believed that NBC would commission 3 new dramas including Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 8/1

December 2009
Click here for an article about NBC pilots including David Tennant's Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 31/12
David Tennant indicated on Radio5 Live this morning that a decision about Rex Is Not Your Lawyer would be made in next few days. More info at this link. Updated 31/12
On GMTV this morning David Tennant said that he is not sure about playing in the movie Burke and Hare (and indicated that it was due to whether or not Rex Is Not Your Lawyer is commissioned). He said that NBC had not made their decision yet (it's supposed to be in January). He also denied ever meeting Madonna so those newspaper stories about him playing in her movie were incorrect. More info about the interview at this link. Updated 31/12
Click here for a list of Supporting Artists who are known to have worked on the pilot of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 24/12
At 1pm LA time greenhousearts tweeted "Kat Grace just wrapped production on the new David Tennant pilot Rex is Not Your Lawyer." Updated 22/12
This morning (LA time) jamen6 tweeted "Last day on Rex Is Not Your Lawyer!" It is unclear if it is his (or her) last day or the last day of filming. He has been involved in filming the pilot since at least 11th December. Updated 22/12
misionreprogirl posted a few Tweets about filming as an extra on Sunday:
About David Tennant's American accent - "It was great. The guy next to me didn't realize David was putting on an accent. I got to see the panic attack, so cool which is the 1st part."
"It was a long filming day, I was there for 15 hours. David had to have so many panic attacks in an really hot "courtroom". My best extra job ever."
"Our (extras) handler said that it looks like the series will be picked up so full production could start in a few weeks."
"I think it's going to be a great show. At the end, the first Assistant Director acknowledged the actors and while some people were already standing, people applauded very loudly and people stood up because they thought David did so well, and most people didn't know who he was. " Updated 22/12
It's not known if David Tennant will be involved or not but I was told that Rex Is Not Your Lawyer is filming again today in Los Angeles. There was also a post from misionreprogirl to say that they may be filming tomorrow too. Updated 22/12
David Tennant was spotted filming Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday in Los Angeles (on a Sunday!). Apparently the shoot lasted over 14 hours! Updated 21/12
Click here for some photos of David Tennant around his filming of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday in Los Angeles. Updated 19/12
Rex Is Not Your Lawyer is filming at 535 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles today between 6am and 7pm. There is no guarantee that David Tennant will be on set. Updated 18/12
Two more sets of photos have been posted of David Tennant on the golf course filming Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday here and here. Updated 17/12
Not confirmed but two people have independently posted that there will be shooting for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer on the golf course again today. Updated 17/12
Rosy has posted 20 photos of David Tennant filming Rex Is Not Your Lawyer taken yesterday in Los Angeles. Updated 17/12
mkskelton posted a photo of David Tennant at the base camp on Tuesday 8th December. Her comment was "unbelievely wonderful." Updated 9/12
On Tuesday 8th December filming is reported to be on location on two sites in Los Angeles. The locations are 515 W 7th Street from 5am until 6pm and at 801 S Figueroa Street from 10am until 9pm. There is no guarantee that David Tennant will be on either set. Updated 8/12
Konstantine Anthony posted that David Tennant filmed "a martini shot" scene yesterday on Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Click here to read his comments about David. Updated 8/12
Unfortunately at 10am LA time it was posted that filming for the rooftop / pool scene was cancelled today due to rain. Updated 8/12
Konstantine Anthony posted today "I'm portraying 'Hotel Employee' today on the pilot episode of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer" and "Shooting a pool scene today for the new pilot. FYI: it's currently raining... this should be fun." Updated 8/12
Rex Is Not Your Lawyer are filming on location at 535 S Grand Ave Los Angeles today. This appears to be the Hilton Checkers Hotel. Please note that there is no guarantee that David Tennant will be on set nor that any filming will be visible to the public. Updated 7/12
John Wyver posted on the Illuminations website that David Tennant will still be filming in Los Angeles week commencing Monday 14th December. Updated 7/12
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Jerry O'Connell is replacing Sendhil Ramamurthy in Rex Is Not Your Lawyer which explains why he was on set with David Tennant on Saturday 5th. PopCulture Zoo has the same story but also says that Rex Is Not Your Lawyer starts filming on 7/12 which is incorrect as filming was spotted on Saturday (and other sources say that they started the week commencing Monday 23rd November). Updated 7/12
RexFeatures have more photos of David Tennant on the set of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday. Updated 6/12
junkerey posted short 45 second video clip of David Tennant in Los Angeles yesterday on YouTube (David is just walking around). Updated 6/12
Some pap photos of David Tennant on the set of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer yesterday. Updated 6/12
Another photo of David Tennant filming Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Updated 6/12
Click here for photos of David Tennant on the set of Rex Is Not Your Lawyer near the Bank Of America Plaza in Los Angeles yesterday. Not previously announced but the pilot also stars Jerry O'Connell. Thanks to wrytered for the link. Updated 6/12
Adam Sroka posted on Twitter that David Tennant was spotted at the Bank Of America Plaza on Friday 4th December. See here and here. Updated 5/12
It was posted on Twitter (from a reliable poster) that filming for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer happened on a golf course in LA on Friday 4th December and they filmed a courtroom scene sometime during the week of Monday 23rd November. Updated 5/12
@Sheindie posted on Twitter that Rex is Not Your Lawyer will be filming on Saturday 5th December from 4am until 8pm at the Bank Of America Plaza at 333 S Hope Street, Los Angeles. However there is no guarantee that David Tennant will be on set. Updated 2/12

An AOL article claimed that Sendhil Ramamurthy may opt to leave Heroes for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Sendhil will be playing "a friendly rival" to Rex. Also in the cast are Jane Curtin (3rd Rock From the Sun) playing Rex's mother and Jeffrey Tambor (Arrested Development) who plays Rex's shrink and his mother's love interest. Updated 2/12

November 2009 and earlier
Backstage.com reported that the pilot for Rex Is Not Your Lawyer was shooting from mid-October which fans believed explained why David Tennant was in LA for about 3 weeks at that time however on 6/11 David Tennant said on the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show (listen here)that he will be filming it in about a week. Updated 6/11
On 3rd November Reuters reported that "Popular British actor David Tennant, best known for playing the title role in the BBC's long-running sci-fi series "Doctor Who," is set to make his American television debut as the title character in NBC's hour-long pilot "Rex Is Not Your Lawyer." The comedic legal drama centers on a top Chicago litigator (Tennant) who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court. NBC green lighted the project in August, about two years after it was first developed, and had been trying to find a lead actor for several months until Tennant came along and nailed the part." Updated 3/11

David_Tennant on Twitter
DavidTennantOnTwitter.com
Copyright 2009 - 2012 DavidTennantOnTwitter.com
All Rights Reserved

counter to blogger
grey toe 13s jordan 11 legend blue beats by dre black Friday lululemon black Friday hollister black friday jordan 11 legend blue jordan 6 black infrared uggs cyber monday canada goose black friday jordan 6 black infrared north face black Friday true religion black friday michael kors cyber monday canada goose black friday north face black friday north face black Friday beats by dre cyber monday true religion cyber monday michael kors cyber monday uggs cyber monday coach outlet online north face black Friday coach outlet online kate spade cyber monday uggs black friday uggs black Friday canada goose cyber monday louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s louis vuitton outlet kate spade black friday lululemon black friday Polo Ralph Lauren black friday uggs cyber monday legend blue 11s kate spade black friday hollister black friday nike cyber monday Polo Ralph Lauren black friday canada goose cyber monday north face cyber Monday black infrared 6s jordan 6 black infrared north face black Friday bred 13s jordan 13 grey toe lululemon black friday beats by dre black Friday jordan 6 black infrared north face outlet victoria secret cyber monday canada goose black friday victoria secret cyber monday michael kors cyber monday gucci black friday kate spade cyber monday gucci cyber monday hollister cyber monday uggs cyber monday kate spade cyber monday canada goose black friday jordan 13 bred uggs cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday grey toe 13s lululemon black friday coach outlet online lululemon black friday uggs cyber monday grey toe 13s canada goose black friday beats by dre black Friday kate spade cyber monday north face black Friday uggs cyber monday north face cyber monday true religion cyber monday uggs cyber monday hollister cyber monday north face black friday uggs cyber Monday legend blue 11s black infrared 6s jordan 11 legend blue jordan 13 grey toe louis vuitton outlet legend blue 11s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors cyber monday jordan 11 legend blue north face cyber monday lululemon cyber monday Polo Ralph Lauren black friday lululemon black friday nike black friday beats by dre black Friday victoria secret black friday nike black friday victoria secret cyber monday michael kors cyber monday coach cyber Monday coach cyber Monday grey toe 13s uggs black Friday north face black Friday beats by dre black Friday black infrared 6s uggs black Friday beats by dre black Friday beats by dre black Friday nike black friday hollister black friday uggs cyber monday north face black friday jordan cyber monday north face cyber monday uggs cyber monday beats by dre cyber monday nike cyber monday michael kors cyber monday lululemon cyber Monday michael kors cyber monday beats by dre black Friday uggs cyber Monday legend blue 11s michael kors black Friday uggs black Friday uggs cyber Monday lululemon black friday uggs black Friday uggs cyber monday north face black Friday jordan black friday north face black friday uggs cyber monday uggs cyber monday jordan black friday uggs cyber monday nike cyber monday jordan 13 grey toe true religion black friday bred 13s michael kors outlet michael kors black Friday jordan 13 grey toe legend blue 11s uggs black Friday legend blue 11s uggs black Friday lululemon black Friday uggs cyber monday legend blue 11s kate spade black friday north face cyber monday lululemon black friday true religion cyber monday hollister cyber monday nike cyber monday nike cyber monday hollister black friday jordan 11 legend blue north face cyber Monday north face outlet louis vuitton outlet louis vuitton outlet jordan 13 grey toe lululemon cyber Monday uggs on sale lululemon cyber Monday michael kors black Friday hollister black friday nike cyber monday legend blue 11s true religion black friday legend blue 11s lululemon cyber monday canada goose black friday beats by dre cyber monday canada goose cyber monday victoria secret black friday