THE FIRM TAKES ON TWO GROUPS OF PARENTS -- ONE CHRISTIAN, THE OTHER WICCAN -- WHO WANT THEIR CHILDREN�S SCHOOL TO DO AWAY WITH THEIR HALLOWEEN PAGEANT; AND DENNY CRANE AND ALAN SHORE�S FRIENDSHIP IS THREATENED WHEN SHORE SUES
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OVER THE WRONGFUL DEATH OF A SOLDIER KILLED IN IRAQ,
ON ABC�S �BOSTON LEGAL�
�Witches of Mass Destruction� � Shirley Schmidt and Denise Bauer represent two groups of parents, one Christian and the other Wiccan -- a pagan religion -- who are suing to get rid of a school�s Halloween pageant for its wicked witch. The Christians feel their faith is being marginalized by a satanic symbol, and the Wiccans claim that Halloween images stereotype them � especially after the school�s principal gives a riveting demonstration of her cackling, green witch. Meanwhile, Garrett Wells takes Cassie (Tamara Feldman), the paralegal with whom he�s involved, to see Alan Shore and ask him to represent her in suing the U.S. government, to vindicate the death of her brother, killed in the Iraq war. Shore takes on the unconventional case, but his friendship with Denny Crane is threatened since Crane strongly feels that one shouldn�t criticize the military while the country is at war. The strained friendship threatens the annual office Halloween party, where they both were to dress up as giant flamingoes, on �Boston Legal,� TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (10:00 -11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Boston Legal� stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Justin Mentell as Garrett Wells and Ryan Michelle Bathe as Sara Holt, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.
Guest starring are Marietta De Prima as Grace Mathias, Matt Champagne as Bob Mathias, Johnny Sneed as Sam Sawtelle, Stephanie Venditto as Evelyn Sawtelle, Tamara Feldman as Cassie, Henry Gibson as Judge Clark Brown, Zach Grenier as U.S. Attorney Chris Randolph, Michael Ensign as Judge Paul Resnick, Andy Umberger as Attorney Morrison, Jayne Taini as Principal Maxine Berleth, Derrex Brady as Corporal Brian Webb and David Lee Russek as Sergeant Jason Hendler.
�Witches of Mass Destruction� was written by Lawrence Broch & Andrew Kreisberg & Michael Reisz, and directed by Jim Bagdonas.
�Boston Legal� is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC�s selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.
This program carries a TV-PG,D,L,V parental guideline.