William Shatner and James Spader in Boston Legal by Karen Neal/ABC William Shatner and James Spader in Boston Legal by Karen Neal/ABC

Resolving a bit of a riddle - Boston Legal was inexplicably and conspicuously omitted from last week's fall premiere plan - ABC has announced that the Emmy-nommed drama will return on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 pm/ET with no less than a 90-minute season opener. Boston Legal will then claim its regular Tuesdays-at-10 time slot the following week.