Chicago "co-stars" in new drama "Trust Me"

February 2, 2009 10:14:43 AM PST
Chicago is getting lots of "face time" in the movies and TV. Trust Me, a new contemporary drama on cable TV, is the latest show to feature the Windy City. Trust Me centers on two best friends working as creative partners at a top-ranked Chicago ad agency. Trust Me follows them and their co-workers as they try to navigate the waters of inter-office politics, personality conflicts, easily bruised egos, professional jealousies and unreasonable client demands. The series was created and written by Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny, who have a combined total of over 20 years of experience in the advertising world, having worked for J. Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. Baldwin and Coveny are also co-executive producers on The Closer.Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) and Tom Cavanagh (Ed) return to series television in Trust Me, which debuted this month on TNT. Joining McCormack and Cavanagh in Trust Me are Monica Potter (Boston Legal), Griffin Dunne (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Sarah Clarke (24), Mike Damus (Lost in Yonkers) and Geoffrey Arend (Garden State).

Set against the backdrop of the high-pressure world of advertising, Trust Me focuses on Mason (McCormack) and Conner (Cavanagh), a pair of ad men whose strong creative partnership has served the firm of Rothman Greene & Mohr extremely well over the years. Mason, an art director, is a responsible, workaholic family man with a beautiful wife, Erin (Clarke), two children and an undying loyalty to the brands he helps sell. By contrast, his writing partner, Conner (Cavanagh), is a single, impulsive copywriter with the attention span of a teenager. Their yin-yang relationship is put to the test when Mason is named a creative director of the agency, making him Conner's boss. The series follows the changing dynamics between the two friends, who are better together than they are apart.

Also working in the same creative group is new hire Sarah Krajicek-Hunter (Potter), an award-winning copywriter whose forceful personality has a tendency to rub people the wrong way. Hector (Arend) and Tom (Damus) are a junior creative team with untraditional ideas that don't always sit well with their new boss. The entire team is supervised by Tony Mink (Dunne), a man who lives and dies by the advertising business but has a growing sense his days in this young person's business may be numbered.

ABOUT MONICA POTTER Monica Potter, who plays Sarah Krajicek- Hunter, comes to TNT's Trust Me after just completing the film comedy Lower Learning, with Jason Biggs, Eva Langoria Parker and Rob Corddry, and the Wes Craven remake The Last House on the Left, opposite Tony Goldwyn for Rogue/Universal. She was most recently seen as Lori Colson on the series Boston Legal, which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination as part of the show's ensemble cast.Potter has appeared in numerous feature films, including Saw, Con Air, Patch Adams, Along Came a Spider, I'm with Lucy, Head over Heels, Without Limits, Bulletproof and A Cool, Dry Place.