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.