Boston Legal

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Boston Legal
Boston Legal-Logo.jpg
Premiere October 3, 2004
Finale December 8, 2008
Creator David E. Kelley
Network ABC
Style 60-minute legal drama / comedy
Company David E. Kelley Productions
20th Century Fox Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 101
Origin USA

Boston Legal is a spinoff program of The Practice that stars James Spader and William Shatner as two hilarious lawyers disrupting everyone's life they come in contact with.

The show had a wildly successful first season, which ended abruptly, 5 episodes short, due to scheduling conflicts with Grey's Anatomy.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
James Spader Alan Shore 1 2 3 4 5
Monica Potter Lori Colson 1 2
Rhona Mitra Tara Wilson 1 2
Lake Bell Sally Heep 1 3
Julie Bowen Denise Bauer 2 3 5
Mark Valley Brad Chase 1 2 3 4
Rene Auberjonois Paul Lewiston 1 2 3 4 5
Justin Mentell Garrett Wells 2
Ryan Michelle Bathe Sara Holt 2
Craig Bierko Jeffrey Coho 3
Constance Zimmer Claire Simms 3
John Larroquette Carl Sack 4 5
Christian Clemenson Jerry "Hands" Espenson 2 3 4 5
Gary Anthony Williams Clarence/Clarice Bell 3 4
Tara Summers Katie Lloyd 4 5
Saffron Burrows Lorraine Weller 4
Taraji P. Henson Whitney Rome 4
Candice Bergen Shirley Schmidt 1 2 3 4 5
William Shatner Denny Crane 1 2 3 4 5
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Takayo Fischer Court Clerk 1 2 3 4 5
Henry Gibson Judge Clark Brown 1 2 3 4 5
Michael Ensign Judge Paul Resnick 1 2 3 5
Betty White Catherine Piper 1 2 3 5
Ron Canada Judge Willard Reese 2 3 4 5
Currie Graham ADA Frank Ginsberg 2 3 4 5
Shelley Berman Judge Robert Sanders 2 3 4
Jill Brennan Gracie Jane 2 3 4
Anthony Heald Judge Harvey Cooper 2 3 4
Marisa Coughlan Melissa Hughes 2 3
Meredith Eaton Bethany Horowitz 3 4 5
David Dean Bottrell Lincoln Meyer 3
Roma Maffia Judge Victoria Peyton 4 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One October 4, 2004 March 20, 2005 17
Season Two September 27, 2005 May 16, 2006 27
Season Three September 19, 2006 May 29, 2007 24
Season Four September 25, 2007 May 21, 2008 20
Season Five September 22, 2008 December 8, 2008 13

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One May 23, 2006 5 purchase
Season Two November 21, 2006 7 purchase
Season Three September 18, 2007 7 purchase
Season Four September 23, 2008 5 purchase
Season Five May 5, 2009 4 purchase

External Sites