Yes, Mark-Paul Gosselaar's shaggy 'do drew a lot of attention during Raising the Bar's first season. But that was entirely by design.
"It defined a characteristic of [public defender] Jerry," the actor explains in this TVGuide.com video Q&A, "that he's not going to conform to a system."
Now that Jerry has that introductory season behind him, the locks got lopped off in the TNT drama's Season 2 opener.
"We had to evolve Jerry," Gosselaar explains. He then admits, "It was a distraction [during Season 1]. The hair was walking in before Jerry was."
--For the full video interview visit TV Guide's Gosselaar Goodness.