Boston Legal

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 Housewiv (more…)

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Season 1, Episode 1 Head Cases

First Aired: October 3, 2004

A civil-rights issue hinges on the casting choice for a version of “Annie”; a child-custody battle turns ugly; an adultery case involves Crane. Rev. Al Sharpton portrays himself. Lewiston: Rene Auberjonois. Poole: Larry Miller. Lewiston: John Michael Higgins.

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  • Premiered: October 3, 2004
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: 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… (more)

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