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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Summary: Led by an Emmy Award-winning cast, "Boston Legal" returns for its fifth and final season to tell the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Sometimes irreverent and funny, sometimes intense and moving, "Boston Legal" prides itself on being at the forefront of issue-oriented television, often addressing issues that are underreported by the media. Fast-paced and wildly comedic, the series confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.

    Back-to-back Emmy Award winners James Spader and William Shatner play Alan Shore and Denny Crane, unlikely kindred spirits among the brigade of high-priced litigators at Crane Poole & Schmidt. In addition, Shirley Schmidt (played by five-time Emmy winner Candice Bergen), a founding partner of the firm, continues to help bring order to the chaotic office. She keeps a vigilant eye on all, particularly on Denny Crane, with whom she shares a checkered past.

    Continuing to keep the office staff in tow is no-nonsense senior partner Carl Sack (Emmy Award winner John Larroquette), yet another ex-boyfriend of Shirley's, who has a newfound respect for the quirky team. Added to the mix are Jerry Espenson (Emmy Award winner Christian Clemenson), Shore's friend and fellow lawyer who suffers from Aspergers syndrome; and Katie Lloyd (Tara Summers), a young associate who is proving that she can run with the big dogs in the Boston offices. US Broadcast History
    Oct 2004 - Mar 2005, Sunday at 10:00 PM on ABC and CH (Canada)
    Sep 2005 - Apr 2008, Tuesday at 10:00 PM on ABC and CH (Canada)
    Apr 2008 - May 2008, Wednesday at 10:00 PM on ABC and E! (Canada)
    Sep 2008, Monday at 10:00 PM on ABC and E! (Canada)
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  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. May 4, 2012
    10
    Yes, it can be overly quirky, but coupled with the mainstay characters and their various idiosyncrasies is a wealth of social and political commentary that made the show not only funny, but exceedingly relevant. At its center is the endearing relationship between Denny Crane and Alan Shore (William Shatner and James Spader) that never loses its appeal. Boston Legal is an underrated gem and a show that deserved more than to be canned. Collapse
  2. Jun 4, 2012
    10
    One of the best shows of the last decade, David E. Kelly and his cast of characters deliver an amazing Emmy award winning performance. James Spader and William Shatner play so well together, along with Candice Bergen and the other great characters. It was awful of ABC to cancel this show. A must watch for law show fans and a very informative (yet liberally biased) show that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys current issues. Expand