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Boston Legal (TV Series)

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Original title
Boston Legal
Running time
40 min.
United States United States
TV Series. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Courtroom Drama / Lawyers. Spin-off
TV Series (2004-2008). 5 Seasons. 101 Episodes. 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.

Boston Legal stars James Spader as Alan Shore, John Larroquette as Carl Sack, Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson, Tara Summers as Katie Lloyd, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.

Boston Legal was created by David E. Kelley. Kelley, Bill D'Elia, Mike Listo and Lawrence Broch are executive producers. The series, which premiered October 3, 2004, is produced by David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television, and premiered October 3, 2004.
Rankings Position
2009: Emmy: 4 Nominations, Including Best Directing and Supporting Actors
2008: Emmy: 7 Nominations, Including Best Drama Series and Actor (James Spader)
2007: Emmy: Best Actor in Drama Series (James Spader). 6 Nominations
2006: Emmy: Best Guest Actor (Clemenson) and Sound Mixing. 7 Nominations
2005: Emmy: Best Actor (Spader) and Supporting Actor (Shatner) in Drama Series
2007: Nominated for Golden Globe: Sup. Actor in Series, miniserie o Movie for TV (Shatner)
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