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He's created some of the biggest hit shows in recent television history. Now he's creating a furor over his anti-ad remarks.
Jul 29, 2005
David E. Kelley decries commercials
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David E. Kelley has come out swinging against the amount of commercials in broadcast television. The Boston Legal boss says commercial interruptions come too frequently and are making it difficult to both create drama and build character. He hinted that he might consider moving to cable television. "If the c...

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Lara Flynn Boyle has joined the cast of Las Vegas, an NBC drama about a surveillance team at one of the largest resorts and casinos in "Sin City."
Jul 07, 2005
Lara Flynn Boyle hits Vegas

Lara Flynn Boyle, formerly of Twin Peaks and The Practice, has joined the cast of NBC's Las Vegas.

At the end of last season, Las Vegas fans were left hanging as to who would take control of the Montecito Hotel and Casino. Series creator Gary Scott Thompson has now confirmed that Boyle's "flamboyant" character will be the new owner, and he says that, "We're excited to have someone with the style and panache of Lara Flynn Boyle as we head into a season of transition for Las Vegas. She will add even more story potential and star power to what is already a super -charged cast playing against the backdrop of a dynamic city."

Boyle has not held a series- regular role since she left The Practice--for which she once earned an Emmy nomination--in 2003. She did appear in ...

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Hugh Bonneville signs on to play lawyer/dad in David E. Kelley's latest legal drama.
Jan 16, 2009
Hugh Bonneville goes Legally Mad for NBC

Legally Mad, a new NBC project centered on the adventures of Brady Hamm (Charity Wakefield), a young woman who takes a job at her dad's law firm, has come one step closer to having a full cast. 2001 British Academy Film Awards nominee Hugh Bonneville has agreed to take the part of Brady's father, Gordon.

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With the Academy Awards upon us, we've rounded up our favorite TV roles played by Oscar-winning actresses.
The third season of the critically acclaimed HBO Western, Deadwood, starts the Roundup with a bang this week. The hits keep coming with the release of Volume One of The Practice. We finish off with a few classic comedy favorites like Welcome Back, Kotter and What's Happening Now!
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NBC's new jewel-thief dramedy nabs TV vet Steve Harris.
Nov 21, 2005
Practice star Harris tries Heist pilot

Steve Harris, who played attorney Eugene Young on The Practice, will star opposite Dougray Scott in NBC's one-hour pilot Heist.

The ensemble comedy-drama chronicles over the course of a season a group of thieves' attempt to rob simultaneously three jewelry stores on Beverly Hills' famed Rodeo Drive.

Scott plays the mastermind of the operation, with Harris set to play his partner. Also joining the cast are Michelle Hicks and Billy Gardell. Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) will direct the pilot and will serve as an executive producer.

Harris most recently costarred in the breakout hit Diary of a Mad Black Woman and the indie The Unseen, which is making the festival circuit rounds.

Hicks had a recurring role on FX's The Shield, while Gardell's series credits include CBS's Yes, Dear and FX's Lucky.

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David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning legal drama, The Practice, had eight amazing seasons, with promising, provocative, issue-related stories, coupled with the writer's trademark humor. Set in Boston, The Practice centers on a firm of passionate attorneys to whom every case is important and every client worth a fight to the end. Legal maneuvering is the firm's modus operandi, and they have it down to a science, making even the most questionable arguments convincing. And while they can't - and don't - win every trial, the pursuit of justice remains the priority until the final verdict is announced … and sometimes afterwards. Pursuing justice, however, often confronts them with serious ethical and moral issues of conscience. The end of last season saw Bobby Donnell quitting the firm and leaving Eugene Young (Steve Harris) in charge. In the final season, we find Eugene not only tackling his new role as head of the firm, but also the new dynamic with co-workers Ellenor Frutt (Camryn Manheim), a single mom known for her fervent commitment to clients and for refusing to take "no" for an answer; Jimmy Berluti (Michael Badalucco), a hard-working "good guy" with a winning record and unparalleled loyalty to the firm; and a budding relationship with Jamie Stringer (Jessica Capshaw), a young associate recently out of law school. In addition to returning cast members Manheim, Harris, Badalucco and Capshaw, in the final season, Kelley injected the series with intriguing new characters, including acclaimed film actor James Spader, who will play Alan Shore, a complicated and ethically challenged lawyer, and Rhona Mitra, who will play Tara Wilson, a confident paralegal in her third year of law school who is also the firm's new tough-as-nails assistant. The multiple Emmy Award-winning drama has also earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama Series, a Peabody Award, a Viewers for Quality Television Award, an American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award and, most recently, a coveted Humanitas Award. Spin-offs: Boston Legal Other related shows (within the same "universe"): Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Gideon's Crossing Awards and Nominations 1998 Emmy Awards • Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David E. Kelley for Betrayal) • Won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (John Larroquette for playing "Joey Heric" in Betrayal) • Won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Camryn Manheim) • Won Outstanding Drama Series1999 Golden Globe Awards • Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture (Camryn Manheim) (Tied with Faye Dunaway for "Gia") • Won Best Performance by an Actor in a TV-Series - Drama (Dylan McDermott) • Won Best TV-Series - Drama"The Practice" has received the award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series every full-length season. • John Larroquette as "Joey Heric" (Season 2) • Edward Herrmann as "Atty. Anderson Pearson" (Season 3) • James Whitmore as "Raymond Oz" (Season 4) • Michael Emerson as "William Hinks" (Season 5) • Charles Dutton as "Leonard Marshall" (Season 6) • Sharon Stone as "Sheila Carlisle" (Season 8) • William Shatner as "Denny Crane" (Season 8) Broadcast History ----------------- First telecast: March 4, 1997 Last telecast: May 16, 2004 Show type: Drama Number of episodes: 168 Newtork: ABC (Simulcast in HDTV for the 2000-2001 season through the 2003-2004 season) ------------------------------ Spinoff: Boston Legalmoreless