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EW Staff
September 02, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Why you need to know about ”Kevin Hill”

THE DEAL Taye Diggs, who played a smokin’-hot lawyer on Fox’s ”Ally McBeal,” is back in his legal briefs as a slick attorney who finds his career and love life derailed after getting awarded custody of his deceased cousin’s baby girl.

WHAT IT’S LIKE Think ”McBeal,” but this time the dancing baby is real.

FUN FACT Producers originally wanted to cast a white actor, but Diggs’ manager insisted on a meeting, and the charming actor easily won the role.

WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW IT UPN is known for urban comedies (”Eve,” ”Girlfriends”) and outlandish reality TV (”Amish in the City”), but this might be the network’s first chance to score with a drama that doesn’t feature Klingons.

WILL WE WATCH? Diggs has the talent — and the heart-stopping grin — to keep our fingers off the remote.

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