Boston Legal (2004 - 2008)


Boston Legal

86%

Avg Tomatometer

90%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

David E. Kelley's spin-off from 'The Practice,' set at a high-priced Boston law firm, plays smartly on the chemistry between James Spader (as wry and wily lawyer Alan Shore) and William Shatner (as flamboyant, eccentric partner Denny Crane). Both won Emmys when they introduced the roles on 'The Practice.' Apart from benefiting from a 'Desperate Housewives' lead-in, 'Boston Legal' got a ratings boost when Candice Bergen came aboard as no-nonsense partner (and Crane's ex-lover) Shirley Schmidt.

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Seasons

83%
Critics Consensus: Boston Legal rests its case on its own terms with a final season that celebrates both the dynamic duo of Shatner and Spader, along with the series' more earnest excesses.

2008, ABC, 13 episodes

80%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2007, ABC, 20 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2006, ABC, 24 episodes

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2005, ABC, 27 episodes

83%
Critics Consensus: Boston Legal is bursting with wry amusement and gangbusters chemistry between stars James Spader and William Shatner, although their characters - and the series as a whole - exhibit questionable attitudes toward women.

2004, ABC, 17 episodes

Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Oct 3, 2004
Genre: Drama
Executive Producers: David E. Kelley, Bill D'Elia, Scott Kaufer, Janet Leahy, Mike Listo, Lawrence Broch
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