Episodes: 101 (hour)
TV show dates: October 3, 2004 — December 8, 2008
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois, Mark Valley, Julie Bowen, Christian Clemenson, Gary Anthony Williams, John Larroquette, Tara Summers, Henry Gibson, Constance Zimmer, Monica Potter, Rhona Mitra, Saffron Burrows, Meredith Eaton, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Mentell, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Betty White, Craig Bierko, Lake Bell, Jill Brennan, Marisa Coughlan, Shelley Berman, Michael Ensign, and Roma Maffia
TV show description:
This David E. Kelley spin-off of The Practice revolves around the staff of Boston-based legal firm Crane, Poole & Schmidt. The series mixes comedy and drama with social issues while the characters continually push the boundaries of the law.
Attorney Alan Shore (James Spader) is the star litigator of the series and shares a special friendship with eccentric senior partner Denny Crane (William Shatner). The pair’s antics frequently frustrate fellow partners Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen) and Paul Lewiston (Rene Auberjonois).
Others memorable characters include Lori Colson (Monica Potter), Brad Chase (Mark Valley), Denise Bauer (Julie Bowen), Sara Holt (Ryan Michelle Bathe), Garret Wells (Justin Mentell), Claire Simms (Constance Zimmer), Clarence Bell (Gary Anthony Williams), and Jerry Espensen (Christian Clemenson).