Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor in the infamous O.J. Simpson double homicide case in 1995, is the co-writer and an executive producer of the new legal drama The Fix on ABC. She has referred to the show as “revenge fantasy.” The protagonist of The Fix is Maya Travis (Robin Tunney, The Mentalist), an L.A. district attorney who suffers a devastating loss after prosecuting a movie star for double murder. Eight years later, when the same celebrity is charged with a different murder, Travis reemerges. She’s forced to deal with the mediocrity of District Attorney Alan Wiest.
Note: In real life, the L.A. District Attorney during the Simpson case was Gil Garcetti. After his second-term, he served as a consulting producer on the TNT series The Closer and Major Crimes. His son Eric Garcetti is the Mayor of Los Angeles.
DA Alan Wiest on The Fix is portrayed by actor Breckin Meyer. The four-time Emmy Award nominee* is known for his roles on Designated Survivor (Trey Kirkman), Inside Schwartz (Adam Schwartz), and in the films Garfield (Jon), Kate & Leopold (Meg Ryan’s brother Charlie McKay), Road Trip (Josh), and Clueless (Travis), among others. Fun facts: Actress Drew Barrymore says Meyer gave her her first kiss at age 10, when he was 11. The Fix airs Mondays at 10 pm on ABC, right after American Idol.
*Meyer’s Emmy nominations were for his voiceover work on the animated comedy Robot Chicken (as Superman, Jesus Christ, and Munson, among others).
Breckin Meyer circa Clueless makes me hot pic.twitter.com/csW7vHIEnk
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