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JAG (the acronym for "Judge Advocate General") is an American adventure drama television show, produced by Belisarius Productions, in association with Paramount Television Network. Its current episodes are broadcast by CBS, but past episodes are shown in syndication on the cable and satellite network USA.

The ensemble cast centers on United States Navy Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr., played by David James Elliott, and United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Sarah "Mac" MacKenzie, played by Catherine Bell. Their obvious attraction to each other, which must not be allowed to interfere with their professional relationship, is a long-running thematic element.

Other members of the cast include Lieutenant Bud Roberts, played by Patrick Labyorteaux, a junior lawyer, and his wife, Lieutenant Harriett Sims, played by Karri Turner, the administrative aide who holds the office together. Bud's clumsiness, both physical and verbal, and geeky interests (he's a Trekkie, fascinated by the paranormal, and a computer nerd), together with his wife's maternal nature, are a frequent source of comedy relief. The Judge Advocate General himself, Rear Admiral (Upper Half) A.J. Chegwidden, is played by John M. Jackson.

Recurring minor characters include Gunnery Sergeant Victor Galindez (Randy Vasquez), Yeoman First Class Jason Tiner (Chuck Carrington), Royal Australian Navy Commander Mic Brumby (Trevor Goddard), Congresswoman Bobbi Latham (Anne-Marie Johnson), Petty Officer Jennifer Coates (Zoe McLellan) and others.

JAG is a popular show among military personnel and veterans because of its more-accurate-than-usual depiction of military life and the value its stories place on the virtues of integrity, loyalty, and leadership. However, some enlisted groups have critized the show for its potrail of enlisted men as drunks, wife beaters, and miscrients.

See the List of JAG episodes.

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