Tonight, in an episode rescheduled from Nov. 6, Boston Legal (10:02 pm/ET, ABC) addresses several weighty matters, not least of which is a suit against knucklehead Denny, who fired an associate for being — Mr. Tolerance strikes again — too fat. Why? "Because he's Denny Crane," says executive producer Bill D'Elia. "He read this article — a study from Harvard that's been misinterpreted — which indicated that being fat is likely to make other people fat. The thing that's so entertaining about it is that clearly Denny's wrong."
As usual, Legal weaves a tapestry of intersecting storylines that ranges from the offbeat to the dramatic. One of them is a watershed moment for Jerry Espenson, who anxiously prepares to go on a date with his former client (and fellow Asperger's-syndrome sufferer) Leigh. "It's the evolution of a character," D'Elia says. "Now, [Jerry] can not only be in