ALAN SHORE REPRESENTS �THE BLACK WIDOW,� AN ICY BEAUTY
ACCUSED OF POISONING HER RICH, ELDERLY HUSBAND,
ON ABC�S �BOSTON LEGAL�
Heather Locklear Guest-Stars as Kelly Nolan, AKA �The Black Widow,�
And Rupert Everett Guest-Stars as Tara Wilson�s Former Lover, Malcolm Holmes
ABC will present a special two-hour block of it�s hit legal drama, �Boston Legal,� TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET).
In the first part of the broadcast , entitled �The Black Widow� (Rebroadcast. OAD: 9/27/05), Alan Shore and Brad Chase represent Kelly Nolan (Heather Locklear), a cold-as-ice- beauty dubbed �The Black Widow� by the media, on trial for poisoning her wealthy and much older husband. Denny Crane lusts after Mrs. Nolan and begs Shore to let him lend a hand in any way possible. Denise Bauer enlists junior associates Garrett Wells and Sara Holt to assist her on a case involving a Jewish man who feels his civil rights were violated when his Christian co-workers held Bible readings in the workplace. To complicate matters, Denise�s husband serves her with divorce papers in front of them. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra) defend a respected surgeon accused of sexually assaulting a mute woman, who ultimately testifies by very unconventional means. Shore is taken aback when he finds out that opposing counsel on the case is Tara�s former lover, Malcolm Holmes (Rupert Everett).
In the second part, entitled �Schadenfreude� (Rebroadcast. OAD: 10/4/05), the murder trial of Kelly Nolan (Heather Locklear), AKA �The Black Widow,� gets underway with defense team Alan Shore, Brad Chase and Denny Crane. Can they pull off an acquittal in this seemingly un-winnable case, with the media playing judge and jury and a defendant who is unapologetically cold as ice? Meanwhile Denise Bauer, intent on avoiding alimony payment to her soon-to-be-ex-husband, enlists the help of junior associates Garrett Wells and Sara Holt to challenge the constitutionality of no-fault divorce; Holmes (Rupert Everett) convinces Tara (Rhona Mitra), who�s desperately trying to avoid his charming advances, to help represent his client, Johnny Damon (Russell Andrews) -- Damon, singer Edwin Starr�s nephew, wants to be allowed to sing his late uncle�s trademark song, �War,� at a club where the owner has deemed the song un-American -- and a frightened Catherine (Betty White) goes to the police when Bernard (Leslie Jordan) calmly tells her that he fantasizes about committing another murder.
�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 in �The Black Widow� are Betty White as Catherine Piper, Heather Locklear as Kelly Nolan, Rhona Mitra as Tara Wilson, Rupert Everett as Malcolm Holmes, Anthony Heald as Judge Harvey Cooper, James Eckhouse as Dr. Adam Carter, Leslie Jordan as Bernard Ferrion, Shawn Christian as Tim Bauer, Gregory Itzen as A.D.A. Todd Milken, Richard Portnow as Judge Peter Harding, Randy Oglesby as Walter Edmunds, Marty Belafsky as Joshua Abrams, Ron Ostrow as Atty. Everett Cone,
Jennifer Kuhn as Mary Bradley, Christina Souza as Ellen Webster, Julie Pop as Laurie Berger, Fred Myers as Willis Berger, Jason Brooks as Justin Murray, Ellen Crawford as Frances Stadler and Deirdre M. Smith as jury foreperson.
Guest starring in �Schadenfreude� are Heather Locklear as Kelly Nolan, Betty White as Catherine Piper, Rupert Everett as Malcolm Holmes, Anthony Heald as Judge Harvey Cooper, Shawn Christian as Tim Bauer, Leslie Jordan as Bernard Ferrion, Gregory Itzen as A.D.A. Todd Milken, Charles Chun as Dr. Jeffrey Wong, Vic Polizos as Detective Frank Richmond, Diane Kim as reporter, Russell Andrews as Johnny Damon, Francesca P. Roberts as Judge Jamie Atkinson, Helen Eigenberg as Atty. Tompkins, Paul Perri as Ronald Emmerich, Glen Walker as anchorman, John Thaddeus as Detective John Stephenson, Michael Brownlee as reporter no. 2, Derrick McMillan as security guard, Jill Brennan as Gracie Jane, Kurt Fuller as Reverend Donald Diddum, John Berg as Judge Robert Hober, Jason Brooks as Justin Murray, Ellen Crawford as Frances Stadler and Hugh Holub as jury foreperson.
�The Black Widow� was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Oz Scott.
�Schadenfreude� was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Arlene Sanford.
�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-14,D,L,V parental guideline.