Deadline premiered on NBC on April 28, 2007, 2000. Wallace Benton is an irreverent investigative journalist who writes New York City's most popular column, "Nothing But The Truth." Helped by students in his graduate journalism class, Wallace tears open cases ranging from mayhem to murder, re-examining evidence and re-staging events to ensure the innocent are freed, the guilty are convicted and the corrupt are exposed. He's got friends in the D.A.'s office and on the force, but his exposés have also made him enemies. Add in three ex-wives and a bad attitude towards authority, and it's clear nothing is ever easy in Wallace's life.