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Boston Legal

Boston Legal

Boston Legal

"Everyone deserves their day in court."

Boston Legal is a spin-off of the incredibly successful law drama, The Practice. Boston Legal is a legal drama/comedy about the Boston firm, Crane, Poole, & Schmidt, and its crazy, odd-ball attorneys, the out of the ordinary cases they try, and the all the antics that come with working in one of the most successful law firms in the world. CP&S is headed, or so he thinks, by Denny Crane, a brash, narcissistic, and sometimes brilliant attorney with a penchant for his own name. Denny’s love for himself may only be eclipsed by his love for firearms. His best friend in the firm is the maniacal Alan Shore who has his own quirks that he would like kept hidden if at all possible. Alan is the one in the firm you go to with the nastiest of cases. He has no qualms about getting his hands, or for that matter anything else, dirty and doing whatever it takes to make sure that his side is the one that comes out victorious.

The firm is really run by Shirley Schmidt. When she’s not trying to suppress Denny’s come-ons, for whom she has had a previous relationship, and trying to wrangle Alan from crossing the line and getting himself disbarred, she is trying some of the most difficult cases in Boston. She is an accomplished attorney that few would want to go up against. She is helped in the firm by Carl Sack, who has recently transferred from the New York office. Carl is not overly welcomed at CP&S at first, but a few of the members have grown to respect him.

New to the firm are Katie Lloyd and Lorraine Weller. Katie just came out of law school and recently joined CP&S while Lorraine Weller has been prosecuting against Alan in the past as well as represented Stanford University in a case against Shirley Schmidt.

Rounding out the firm are Clarence Bell and Jerry Espenson. Clarence has multiple personalities that include Clarice, Clevant, and even Oprah. Jerry has Asperger's Syndrome which gives him some odd ticks like hopping and purring. Both have shown to be excellent litigators and have tried occasional cases for CP&S with the help of other associates and senior partners.

If you need your case won and you can afford them, then you go to Crane, Poole, & Schmidt.

Episode Info

Prev: 5x13 -- Last Call (Dec/08/2008)

In tonights final episode after 5 long years the law firm is in need of financial help and is looking for a buyer to help out. Alan argues before the Supreme Court to let Denny have access to a non approve drug to help with his Alzheimer's. Meanwhile, Shirley and Carl Sack make plans for a wedding; and Denny poses an important question to Alan in the series 5 year finale.

James SpaderJames Spader
As Alan Shore
William ShatnerWilliam Shatner
As Denny Crane
Candice BergenCandice Bergen
As Shirley Schmidt
Christian ClemensonChristian Clemenson
As Jerry Espenson (S04-S05, recurring previously)
Tara SummersTara Summers
As Katie Lloyd (S04-S05)
John LarroquetteJohn Larroquette
As Carl Sack (S04-S05)
Gary Anthony WilliamsGary Anthony Williams
As Clarence Bell (S03-S04, recurring previously.)
Taraji HensonTaraji Henson
As Whitney Rome (S04)
Saffron BurrowsSaffron Burrows
As Lorraine Weller (S04)
Rene AuberjonoisRene Auberjonois
As Paul Lewiston (S01-S03, recurring otherwise)



Reviews: 1
subtitlesRating: 1 likes, 4 dislikes

Until this year I have recommended Boston Legal to all of my friends, but this year the subtitles in spanish are VERY bothersome. Some are limited to the bottom of the screen, while others cross the heads or faces of chracters. Why is this the first of ALL TV shows with spanish (mexican) subtitles? Why not Viatnamese subtitles?? German so my father can better understand?? Why not stop the subtitles?? I know, who am I to criticize a going concern with what was a winning show? Well, as a pysician in a large group with MANY who come from foreign lands who now speak English fluently, I have some influence. Instead of recommending the show this year I have suggested that they turn their TV OFF on Wed. at 10: PM Read more

Review posted on Thursday, October 11th 2007 at 1:10 pm


Reviews: 1
Kill Baby Kill episodeRating: 0 likes, 3 dislikes

Nov 17th's show was a complete slam against us McCain supporters and I found the entire show mocking us! Denny couldn't even defend his position in this show. I dont know if anyone at the show will ever see this-but how dare you insult your audience for the ENTIRE hour. I'm used to a few jokes but why the entire hour? Obama has had 143 days as a senator -mmmm so we think this is enough experience for presdident? No jokes about this? Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, November 18th 2008 at 8:06 pm

2 reviews available
2x12: Helping Hands recap: The episode opens with partners Paul, Brad, and Shirley discussing repercussions of Denny marrying Bev and what they can do for damage control. They decide Paul will look up and update Denny's last prenuptial agreement, Brad will investigate the partnership contract, and Shirley will talk to Bev and hear her intentions. They are interrupted by Denny and Bev singing Karaoke in Denny's office. At the arraignment for Jerry, he is in charge with a whole slew of things reasonable (attempted murder, battery, kidnapping) and unreasonable (terrorist threats, torture, false imprisonment, sexual battery). He pleads not guilty by reason if temporary insanity and bail is denied... read more.
Recurring Guests

Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown (24 eps)
Meredith Eaton as Bethany Horowitz (18 eps)
Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson (17 eps)
Betty White as Catherine Piper (16 eps)
Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston (15 eps)
Marisa Coughlan as Melissa Hughes (13 eps)
Jill Brennan as Gracie Jane (12 eps)
Michael Ensign as Judge Paul Resnick (11 eps)
Shelley Berman as Judge Robert Sanders (11 eps)
Ron Canada as Judge Willard Reese (9 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 03, 2004
Ended: December 08, 2008
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