Former Boston Legal star Christian Clemenson is heading south to Miami — CSI: Miami.
The Emmy winner will join the CBS procedural for at least two episodes as a medical examiner, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Mark Harmon (NCIS), Melina Kanakaredes (CSI: NY) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe)
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Give us something good about NCIS, pretty please? — Gina
MATT: Remember how last week's Mega Minute scooped the imminent return of Trent Kort, the spook to whom Gibbs owes a solid? That same episode will guest-star Christian Clemenson (of Boston Legal fame) as the accountant for a criminal the team is chasing. Also on the horizon: vampire bites! (I thought Alex O. was doing Criminal Minds?)
Everybody is talking about CSI: NY's Lindsay/Danny, but is there any thing about Stella/Mac? — Hilla
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William Shatner and James Spader in Boston Legal by Richard Cartwright/ABC
However much some of us tend to wring our hands about it, theres a reason ABCs Boston Legal scores those Emmy nominations year after year that often make us wonder what the voters are smoking. Several of those Emmy-bait moments occurred a week ago, in an episode about a right-to-die case involving Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen) and her father suffering from Alzheimer dementia, with Alan Shore (James Spader) making his usual impassioned case for his client. What made this argument more affecting than usual was the fact that Alan used his soapbox to contemplate the day when he might eventually be called on to make just such a terrible decision regarding the fate of his best friend, that tragic buffoon Denny Crane (William Shatner.)The speech was an emotional blockbuster, and so was the tender climax as Shirley watched her father slip away. Scenes like this help convince Emmy voters that this show really is something, to paraphrase someone talking about Alan in tonight...
Five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Practice) is joining the cast of Boston Legal this fall as a senior partner from the New York offices of Crane Poole & Schmidt who transfers to the Beantown branch. In addition, Christian Clemenson an Emmy winner last year for his turn as Jerry "Hands" Espenson has been upgraded to series regular status, while Tara Summers (Dirt) is coming on board as a young associate.Who, you ask, is leaving to make room for all the above? I'll let Ausiello fill you in on the slew of sayonaras. But I warn you, it isn't pretty.
Question: Who cares about the Lost snub and Ellen Burstyn? The Emmys got a big one right this year: Leslie Jordan has made me howl in everything he's done, from Murphy Brown to Dharma & Greg. Kudos to the Academy for awarding him for his guest role on Will & Grace. To me, this makes up for nominating Kevin James.
Answer: To me, Kevin James' clowning falls under the same heading as Leslie Jordan's broad and often very funny shtick. Be that as it may, I have no gripe with Jordan winning the guest-performer Emmy. The only one of those guest-actor wins that made my jaw drop was Christian Clemenson (a fine actor in an over-the-top role) beating Michael J. Fox for Boston Legal ...