As the spin-off of The Practice
nears its December 8 series finale, the Emmy-winning writer-producer of Boston Legal
David Kelley is said to find himself without a television series for the first time in two decades. For the fans of the legal dramedy who are dreading to see its five-season run come to a close, NBC recently scooped up a script by Kelley for a possible Fall 2009 premiere. The script is reportedly about an aging lawyer who works with his adult daughter at a Chicago firm. The premise sounds pretty bland at this point, but additional developments should be in the offing.
“It'll feature a cauldron of eccentric characters,” Kelley tells Entertainment Weekly. “It's much more of a comedy than some of my other shows. Some of the [touches] will remind you of Boston Legal
and Ally McBeal
, but it won't be an issue- or case-driven show. It's about the comedic relationship.”
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Meanwhile, asked about the Boston Legal
finale, Kelley said it never occurred to him that they'll reach beyond a couple of seasons with Boston Legal
. When asked if rule-breaker Alan Shore, played by James Spader
, finally lose his job, he gave a very cryptic “yes and no” answer. “This one feels like a finale,” Kelley promises. “There are no nuclear devices that blow up—but if executed properly, this one could be my favorite. It will be satisfying.”
On the last episode of Boston Legal
, Alan causes a stir at Crane, Poole, & Schmidt when he represented a 15-year-old who was targeting for an injunction to get an abortion. Meanwhile, new partner Jerry got into a fight at a coffee store when an obnoxious customer called him a “demento.”
Tonight on Boston Legal, Crane, Poole & Schmidt gets into election fever (rather belatedly) as Alan and Shirley need to work together as they represent a woman Martha Headly (played by guest star Cheri Oteri) who was fired for voting for GOP bet John McCain. Meanwhile, Denny Crane and Carl Sack fly to Virginia to defend a corrections officer who shot a death row inmate out of mercy after his execution went awry.
-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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