Jerry O'Connell hopes to get school credit for his new acting gig.
CBS describes "The Defenders" as a comedic drama about two colorful Las Vegas defense attorneys.
The 36-year-old O'Connell says "The Defenders" is a little more complicated than the basics he learned in his first year of law school but he was able to recognize some tidbits.
Law school is on hold while O'Connell plays a lawyer on TV. But he says he plans to get his degree.
O'Connell previously starred inthe TV series "Crossing Jordan" and "Carpoolers." His movie credits include "Stand by Me" and "Jerry Maguire."