DANIEL POST HELPS NEW LOVE DENISE BAUER IN A CASE, ALAN SHORE
PREPARES HIS DEFENSE OF �HANDS� ESPENSON -- WHO HELD A CAKE KNIFE
TO SHIRLEY SCHMIDT�S THROAT -- AND THE FIRM HAS ITS CONCERNS
ABOUT DENNY CRANE�S NEW FIANC�E, ON ABC�S �BOSTON LEGAL�
Michael J. Fox and Joanna Cassidy Guest Star
�Helping Hands� � Daniel Post (Michael J. Fox) convinces his new love, Denise Bauer, that he should second-chair in her case against overbearing parents who harass their teenaged daughter�s teacher. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt makes life difficult for Alan Shore as he prepares his defense of Jerry �Hands� Espenson (Christian Clemenson), the firm�s brilliant but quirky attorney who held a cake knife to Shirley�s throat. And the partners at Crane, Poole and Schmidt worry about Denny Crane�s impending nuptials and the kind of influence his future wife, Beverly Bridge (Joanna Cassidy), could have over the firm, on �Boston Legal,� TUESDAY, JANUARY 17 (10:01-11:00 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 Michael J. Fox as Daniel Post, Joanna Cassidy as Beverly Bridge, Marisa Coughlan as Melissa Hughes, Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson, Veronica Cartwright as Judge Peggy Zeder, Kelly Connell as Attorney John Hoberg, Audrey Wasilewski as Traci Carpenter, Megan Gallagher as Gigi Gering, Lou Beatty, Jr. as Judge Gordon Kolodny, Currie Graham as A.D.A. Frank Ginsberg, Michael Kostroff as Dr. David Cannon, Takayo Fischer as clerk and Robert Frank Telfer as man.
�Helping Hands� was written by Phoef Sutton & Andrew Kreisberg and directed by Bill D�Elia.
�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.
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