[02/10/10 - 09:32 AM]
TV Land Sentences Viewers to Courtroom Drama and Laughter When "Boston Legal" Joins the TV Land Prime Line-Up on February 15th
The President's Day marathon will air from 12pm - 12am ET/PT.

[via press release from TV Land]


Network To Kick Off Premiere With A Marathon Of The Most Popular Episodes On President's Day

New York, New York, February 10, 2010 - "Order, order! 'Boston Legal' is now in session on TV Land!" The Primetime Emmy Award-winning hit series created by David E. Kelley premieres on Monday, February 15th with a President's Day marathon from 12pm - 12am EST/PST, showing the best cases, most outrageous moments and most creative storylines that audiences love. During the marathon, TV Land PRIME will offer special character "briefs" on viewers favorite Crane, Poole & Schmidt firm members such as Denny Crane, Alan Shore and Shirley Schmidt, and viewers will learn personal and professional information on the characters as well as everything they need to know about this popular series.

"The poignant storylines offset by humor and wit skillfully acted and delivered by the infamous and talented William Shatner and Candice Bergen have resonated with audiences making 'Boston Legal' a favorite," states Jaclyn Cohen, senior vice president of programming and acquisitions for TV Land. "TV Land viewers are sure to love this addition to our schedule!"

Created by David E. Kelley ("Ally McBeal," "The Practice") "Boston Legal" is a one-hour dramedy which ran on ABC for five seasons. The series follows the professional and personal lives of the attorneys at high-priced Boston law firm, Crane, Poole & Schmidt. The on-goings at the firm are made thoroughly entertaining by the talented cast, starring James Spader and television veterans William Shatner and Candice Bergen. Spader garnered two Primetime Emmys for his depiction of Alan Shore, a winning attorney with at times, less-than-ethical tactics. William Shatner received an Emmy and Golden Globe for his role as the quirky Denny Crane, the leading name of the firm, Crane, Poole & Schmidt, a star litigator in his heyday and now adjusting to his evolving role at the firm as he gets older. Candice Bergen, famous for her five-time Emmy-winning portrayal of Murphy Brown stars in "Boston Legal" as Shirley Schmidt, third name in the firm title. Schmidt is a no-nonsense attorney who rejoins the team toward the end of the first season, returning from a stint in New York. Schmidt and Crane were previously involved, which adds yet another layer of entertainment to the plot.

Boston Legal Marathon Episode Descriptions:

Monday, February 15, 2010

12:00PM #001: Head Cases

A partner arrives at the office wearing no pants; Shore meets with an African-American woman who claims her daughter was passed over for a role in "Annie" because of the color of her skin; a client wants to hire a private investigator to tail his cheating wife, but Denny advises against it; sparks fly between Bad and Sally when they represent a mom fighting her ex over a custody issue.

1:00PM #002: Still Crazy After All These Years

Shore represents a former lover who tried to kill him and who is now fighting for release from a mental institution; Crane behaves strangely during a case, prompting the partners to look for an excuse to get rid of him.

2:00PM #011: Schmidt Happens

Lori files a motion against the U.S. government on behalf of a Sudanese man, trying to draw attention to the genocide in that country; Shore represents a man who killed his mother; partner Shirley Schmidt, Crane's former flame, returns to the firm.

3:00PM #016: Let Sales Ring

Crane represents an old friend who wants to die and be cryonically frozen; Shore represents a teenager who claims that a news channel is being illegally censored at his high school.

4:00PM #018: The Black Widow

Shore and Brad represent a beautiful woman accused of poisoning her wealthy, elderly husband; Tara finds herself opposing an old flame when she defends a doctor accused of groping a mute cellist.

5:00PM #019: Schadenfreude

Crane, Shore and Brad defend Kelly Nolan, who is accused of killing her rich husband; Denise insists on handling her own divorce; Catherine worries that Bernard Ferrion will kill again; Tara assists Malcolm in representing a singer.

6:00PM #040: Race Ipsa

Crane shoots his psychiatrist; Shore recruits Chelina to help defend a client in a racial profiling case; Denise shows Brad how to kiss.

7:00PM #062: Son of the Defender

Denny Crane is forced at gunpoint to re-try his very first murder case, but this time the lives of half the firm hang on the verdict; Alan defends a working girl and ends up sharing a cell with her.

8:00PM #084: The Mighty Rogues

Shirley asks Alan to argue a case that would allow her to end her father's fight with Alzheimer's; Jerry's sued for sexual assault; Sack represents Nantucket Island in the island's quest to build an atomic bomb.

9:00PM #088: Patriot Acts

Denny and Alan are finally accepted into the Coast Guard but their friendship is tested when Alan represents a town that wants to secede from the United States; Denny represents the opposing side.

10:00PM #100: Made In China

In desperate need of funding, but against everyone's wishes, the firm votes to be acquired by a Chinese corporation; Shirley and Sack plan their wedding; Denny makes a proposal of his own to Alan.

11:00PM #101: Last Call

Alan argues before the Supreme Court for Denny's right to take an experimental drug to halt the effects of his advancing Alzheimer's; Shirley, Sack, Alan and Denny prepare for their weddings.

Additionally, beginning February 15th, fans of the series can log on to www.tvland.com and enter a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 30 "Boston Legal" Season 5 DVD box sets.

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