John Larroquette joins Boston Legal

John Larroquette is returning to the field that netted him four consecutive Emmy awards. The actor, most famous for playing the concupiscent Dan Fielding in the 1980s sitcom Night Court, will be back in the courtroom this fall.

ABC today announced that Larroquette will be joining the cast of its drama-comedy hybrid Boston Legal. The 59-year-old actor will play a senior partner who transfers from the New York office to Beantown.

In recent years, Larroquette appeared in The Practice, Joey, and Arrested Development.

The network also revealed that Christian Clemenson, who plays Jerry Espenson on the show, will be added as a cast regular next season. Also joining the cast is Tara Summers (Dirt, Alfie), who will play a young associate.

Boston Legal is the brainchild of producer extraordinaire David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Boston Public, The Practice), and debuted in 2004. For more information on the show, read TV.com's previous coverage.

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If I thought Boston Legal could get better before John Larroquette joined the cast, I was mistaken!
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It's pretty tough to improve BL. John L. has been good in everything I've seen him in going all the back to Black Sheep. This could be real cool.
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This is great news, John L is a fantastic actor!
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Dan Fielding is back...
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So, turns out there is a way to make this show better. I wasn't sure that was possible...wouldn't have dreamed it possible...then now...a dream come true...or something like that. Yay. DennyCrane.
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John Larroquette is such a multitalented actor who can do comedy as well as drama. He's going to make a great addition to the cast of Boston Legal. I just cant't wait to see the fireworks between his character, Denny Crane, and Alan Shore.
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Woo Hoo! Cannot wait to see what fireworks he brings to the firm.
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So he'll be playing a different character than the one in The Practice? Whatever, I guess. As long as Larroquette's on the show it'll be fun to watch. It's not like Kelley is known for consistency anyways.
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great addition
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Awesome! What a talent
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Oh,this is going to be good.
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I think this is fantastic. John Larroquette is an awesome actor, and he has a good track record with David E. Kelley from his stint on "The Practice." He can do comedy and drama, and he'll probably make for a good rival to James Spader.
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