After five seasons on ABC, court adjourned for Boston Legal last December. An often controversial and outlandish legal drama, the series revolves around Alan Shore (James Spader), Denny Crane (William Shatner), Shirley Schmidt (Candice Bergen), and other legal eagles from Boston’s Crane Poole and Schmidt.
Other prominent castmembers have included 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, Craig Bierko, Lake Bell, Jill Brennan, Marisa Coughlan, Shelley Berman, Michael Ensign, and Roma Maffia.
Creator David E. Kelley knew that this would be the final season so he decided to end the show with 13 of the craziest and emotionally charged episodes in the series’ history. In a nice tip of the hat to previous seasons, characters played by Auberjonois, Bowen, Larry Miller and Betty White also returned for a final visit.
The last season’s coming to DVD today and, aside from the baker’s dozen of episodes, some nice extras are included as well. Executive Producer Bill D’Elia introduces a dozen deleted scenes from the final season as well as a special feature centered around the untold story of Denny Crane’s daughter. The set also includes featurettes titled “Denny and Alan: Friends to the End” and “Closing Statement: The Boston Legal Series Finale.”