Message Posted On Monday, May 12th 2008 at 6:42 am
From the Futon Critic:
The Alphabet has renewed the David E. Kelley-produced drama for a fifth season of at least 13 episodes. Industry scuttlebutt however suggests that said renewal is the price the network will pay for the prolific writer/producer to depart his pilot "Life on Mars." "October Road" co-creators Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg have been in talks to serve as the newcomer's showrunners however Kelley himself had to sign off on any such hiring. It's believed then that Kelley used such leverage as part of his negotiations to bring "Legal" back for a fifth go around. Nevertheless, both series are expected to be part of ABC's fall schedule, to be announced on Tuesday.
Message Posted On Thursday, May 15th 2008 at 12:13 pm
It's easy because the ratings were going down or so I heard. Five season is a long time for a show nowadays. I didn't like the cast changes over the years, at least they might be able to write a proper farewell.