or


[02/19/08 - 09:18 AM]
The Verdict's In: "Boston Legal," from David E. Kelley Productions & Twentieth Television, to Join Ion Television's Primetime Lineup
"'Boston Legal' will be to ION Television what Denny Crane is to Crane, Poole & Schmidt - bold, outrageous and positively entertaining," said ION chief Brandon Burgess.

[via press release from ION]

The Verdict's In: "Boston Legal," from David E. Kelley Productions & Twentieth Television, to Join ION Television's Primetime Lineup

ION Television to Air Award-Winning Series Weeknights This Fall

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Media Networks, Inc. (AMEX:ION) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Twentieth Television to air the David E. Kelley hit television series, "Boston Legal," on ION Television, beginning this Fall. The agreement marks a milestone in the network's commitment to popular and diverse entertainment.

"'Boston Legal' will be to ION Television what Denny Crane is to Crane, Poole & Schmidt � bold, outrageous and positively entertaining," said Brandon Burgess, Chairman and CEO, ION Media Networks. "Smart writing, with humor and heart, and an all-star cast, including James Spader, Candice Bergen and William Shatner, makes this one of the best shows on television. We are excited to bring 'Boston Legal' to millions of fans on the ION Television Network starting this Fall."

Led by an Emmy Award-winning cast, "Boston Legal" tells the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Fast-paced and wildly comedic, the series confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.

In making the announcement, Bob Cook, president and COO of Twentieth Television, stated, "We are excited that ION Television will be sharing with their viewers this Emmy Award-winning program, exemplifying the best in television writing and acting."

Back-to-back Emmy Award-winners James Spader and William Shatner play Alan Shore and Denny Crane, unlikely kindred spirits among the brigade of high-priced litigators at Crane, Poole & Schmidt. Five-time Emmy-winner Candice Bergen plays Shirley Schmidt, a founding partner of the firm, who helps bring order to the chaotic office. To help keep the quirky office staff in tow, Schmidt calls in Crane nemesis and senior partner Carl Sack (Emmy Award-winner John Larroquette) to Boston from the New York offices. Rounding out the cast since the series' inception are Rene Auberjonois, Monica Potter, Mark Valley and Julie Bowen.

Created by David E. Kelley, "Boston Legal" has regularly been a top 20 program on ABC and draws one of the most affluent audiences in television. Kelley and Bill D'Elia are executive producers. The series, which premiered October 3, 2004, airs on ABC and is produced by David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television.

"Boston Legal" has won five Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award and a Golden Globe. Crane, Poole & Schmidt will be open for business this Fall on ION Television.

About ION Media Networks

ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, reaching over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems. ION Television currently features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television and CBS Television, among others. ION Media has also partnered with RHI Entertainment, which owns over 4,000 hours of acclaimed television content, to provide weekend primetime programming consisting of exclusive original programming and quality library titles. Utilizing its digital multicasting capability, the company has launched several digital TV brands, including qubo, a television and multimedia network for children formed in partnership with several leading media and entertainment companies, and ION Life, a television and multimedia network dedicated to active living and personal growth. For more information, visit www.ionmedia.tv.

About Twentieth Television

A leader in the U.S. program production and distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the talk show, "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet," the game show "Temptation" and the court shows "Divorce Court," "Judge Alex" and "Cristina's Court." Off-net shows distributed by Twentieth include "Family Guy," "24," "COPS," "The Simpsons" and the Fall 2008 launch of "Boston Legal."

About David E. Kelley Productions

David E. Kelley Productions is one of the entertainment industry's most successful suppliers of network television programming responsible for several critically acclaimed, award-winning series, such as The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Chicago Hope and Picket Fences. Headed by multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody and Humanitas Prize Award-winner David E. Kelley, the company currently produces Boston Legal for ABC.





  [february 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)









[04/18/14 - 08:42 AM]
"Parenthood" Jumps 18% Versus Last Week in 18-49, Making It Its Top Episode in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:22 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Scandal" Finale Powers ABC Into the Top Spot
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown but falls just short as the most-watched network.

[04/18/14 - 08:17 AM]
ABC Wins Thursday with "Scandal" Posting Best-Ever Season Finale Numbers
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 17.

[04/18/14 - 08:06 AM]
Celebrities, Renovating Families and Fixer-Uppers Take Center Stage in Nine New Series on HGTV
Among the network's latest additions: "Genevieve's Renovation," "Sold on the Spot" and "The Brothers Big Reno Project."

[04/18/14 - 07:45 AM]
Ed Stafford Returns to Discovery in All-New Epic Series, "Marooned" Premiering Wednesday, April 23 at 10PM ET/PT
Ed strive to prove to himself that he can tackle the challenges of any environment, once again with nothing except his camera - and find everything he needs to not just survive, but thrive in some of the world's toughest environments.

[04/17/14 - 09:31 PM]
"American Idol" Voting Results for April 17
Next week, on Wednesday, April 23, the Top Six get a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll as they perform two songs each - one country and one rock!

[04/17/14 - 03:04 PM]
Season Two of "Paternity Court with Lauren Lake" Begins Production in Atlanta This Summer
Presiding judge Lauren Lake will once again take her place on the bench, helping families come together to sort out complicated relationships and find resolution in their lives.

[04/17/14 - 02:31 PM]
Wednesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Survivor," "American Idol" Top Charts
Plus: numbers for FS1's "The Ultimate Fighter," Comedy Central's "Workaholics" and the NHL playoffs on CNBC and NBCSN.

[04/17/14 - 02:22 PM]
Exclusive World Premiere of Hour-Long Special "SuperSong" Starring Ricky Martin Launches on Crackle April 21
"SuperSong" takes viewers behind-the-scenes with global superstar Ricky Martin and music producer Salaam Remi as they record SuperSong contest winner Elijah King's winning track.

[04/17/14 - 01:48 PM]
"Arnie" Becomes Most-Watched Original Production in Golf Channel History
Golf Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13 through Tuesday, April 15.

[04/17/14 - 01:30 PM]
TBS Hit Series "Sullivan & Son" to Welcome Back Guest Stars Kunal Nayyar, Ken Jeong and Billy Gardell
The series is set to launch its third season with back-to-back episodes Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/17/14 - 01:04 PM]
Amazon Fire TV's Voice Search Gets New Partners
Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME are joining VEVO in integrating their full catalogs into Fire TV's unified voice search.

[04/17/14 - 12:04 PM]
The CW Announces Summer 2014 Premiere Dates
Highlights include the return of "Beauty and the Beast" and the premieres of "Backpackers" and "Seed."

[04/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
IDW Entertainment, George Lopez, & David M. Stern Developing "Wormwood" as an Animated Series
David M. Stern has been tapped to write the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer on the series.

[04/17/14 - 11:56 AM]
David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro to Headline Spike TV's "One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles"
The 90-minute special, produced in conjunction with Don Mischer Productions, airs on Spike TV on Wednesday, May 28 at 9:00/8:00c.