‘Trial & Error’ Season 2: Premiere Date and First Photo Arrive

Trial and Error Kristin Chenoweth First Photo
Kristin Chenoweth as Lavinia Peck-Foster in ‘Trial & Error: Lady, Killer’ (Photo by Sergei Bachlakov / NBC)

NBC’s released the first official photo of Kristin Chenoweth as Lavinia Peck-Foster in season two of Trial & Error. In addition to unveiling the photo, the network announced the second season, titled Trial & Error: Lady, Killer, will premiere on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT.

Season one centered on a professor played by John Lithgow who was accused of murdering his wife. In season two, Chenoweth’s character is accused of killing her husband. Returning season one cast members include Nicholas D’Agosto (Masters of Sex), Jayma Mays (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp), Sherri Shepherd (How I Met Your Mother), and Steven Boyer (Bridge of Spies).

The first season of the half-hour comedy’s 9pm ET/PT time slot averaged 5.5 million viewers. The 9:30pm ET/PT episodes averaged 4.4 million viewers. And for those who need to catch up on season one, Trial & Error is currently available on the NBC app and Video on Demand.

The series is written by Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller. Miller and Astrof also serve as executive producers along with Jeffrey Blitz. Blitz is the series’ director.

The Season 2 Plot: In the spirit of true crime documentaries, the second season of this outrageous fish-out-of-water comedy centers on bright-eyed New York lawyer Josh Segal (Nicholas D’Agosto), still relatively a newcomer in a tiny southern town, who is sturdily posed for his next big case there. His mission? To defend the eccentric first lady of East Peck, Lavinia Peck-Foster (Kristin Chenoweth), known for her flamboyant outfits, large hats and hairless cat, and who suddenly finds herself accused of the bizarre murder of her beloved husband.

As Josh continues to settle into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop while working with his quirky team of local misfits, he suspects that winning his second big case this time should be easy (especially when his client is the town favorite), but is it?