IN THE TWO-HOUR SEASON FINALE OF ABC�S �BOSTON LEGAL,� DENNY CRANE AND
ALAN SHORE TRAVEL TO THE LOS ANGELES OFFICE OF CRANE, POOLE & SCHMIDT,
SHIRLEY SCHMIDT DEFENDS A SEXOLOGIST FOR ALLEGEDLY SOLICITING A
PROSTITUTE, DENISE BAUER FIGHTS FOR HER PARTNERSHIP AND BRAD CHASE�S
NIECE IS ACCUSED OF GIVING A FATAL DOSE OF DRUGS TO A BOY
Guest Stars Include Robert Wagner, Ed Begley, Jr., Jeri Ryan and Parker Posey
ABC will present the season finale of its hit legal drama, �Boston Legal,� TUESDAY, MAY 16 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET) in a special two-hour block.
In the first part of the broadcast, �Spring Fever� (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), Denny Crane and Alan Shore travel to the Los Angeles office of Crane, Poole & Schmidt for business and wind up unexpectedly taking on a case with a decidedly Hollywood flavor. Once there, they spend time with senior partner Barry Goal (Robert Wagner), a powerful and cagey attorney who, like Crane, is no stranger to the spotlight. Back in Boston, Shirley Schmidt must once again defend Professor Clifford Cabot (Ed Begley, Jr.), this time on charges of soliciting a prostitute -- an act he claims was purely for the purposes of academic research. Denise Bauer and Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey), who are both vying for partnership at the firm, compete to assist Schmidt in the case. Meanwhile, Brad Chase�s teenaged niece is accused of giving pharmaceutical drugs to a boy at a party and is charged with his murder.
In the second part, �BL: Los Angeles� (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), Alan Shore takes on the attempted murder trial of the beautiful and sexy Courtney Rae (Jeri Ryan), a Hollywood celebrity who shot a paparazzo she felt was a threat to her life. Meanwhile both Denny Crane and the LA firm�s senior partner, Barry Goal, are captivated with Ms. Rae. Denise Bauer thinks the sly new associate, Marlene Stanger (Parker Posey), will ruin her chances of making partner, so she employs some back-stabbing techniques of her own. And, after Brad Chase�s sister fires him from defending his teenaged niece at her murder trial, the girl takes it upon herself to re-hire her uncle.
Boston Legal� stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.
Guest starring in �Spring Fever� are Robert Wagner as Barry Goal, Jeri Ryan as Courtney Reese, Parker Posey as Marlene Stanger, Howard Hessman as Judge Robert Thompson, Ed Begley, Jr. as Professor Clifford Cabot, Wes Craven as himself, Jayne Brook as Rachel Lewiston, Ana Ortiz as A.D.A. Holly Raines, Jonathan Craig Williams as Frank Lawrence, David Burke as D.A. Casey Mathias, Richard V. Licata as Judge Dale Melman, Dennis Cockrum as Detective Gary Jacobs, Lindsay Frost as Beth Guttman, Emily Montague as Hannah Guttman, Marty Lodge as Rick Guttman, Jeanne Simpson as Teresa Klein, Christine Insley as Corinne, Sara Erikson as Kate, Steve Valentine as Dan Rice, Bob Rusch as John, Mark Edward Smith as bailiff and McKinley Freeman as entertainment lawyer.
Guest starring in �BL: Los Angeles� are Robert Wagner as Barry Goal, Jeri Ryan as Courtney Reese, Parker Posey as Marlene Stanger, Jere Burns as A.D.A. Joe Isaacs, Steve Valentine as Dan Rice, Ana Ortiz as A.D.A. Holly Raines, Robin Riker as Candi Springtime, William C. Mitchell as Judge Harold Hasson, Robert Foxworth as Judge Simon Devon, Emily Montague as Hannah Guttman, Lindsay Frost as Beth Guttman, Marty Lodge as Rick Guttman, Sean Blodgett as reporter no. 1, Reggie Jordan as reporter no. 2, Tammy La as reporter no. 3, Saida Rodriguez Pagan as reporter no. 4, Patrick Belton as reporter no. 5, Denise Boutte as reporter no. 6, Patrick Brown as reporter no. 7, Austin Highsmith as Lara Kohn, Gerald Downey as Joel Kohn, Jean Montanti as foreperson and Rebecca Lin as receptionist.
�Spring Fever� teleplay by Janet Leahy & Andrew Kreisberg, story by Courtney Flavin and Janet Leahy & Andrew Kreisberg and directed by Mike Listo.
�BL: Los Angeles� was written by Lawrence Broch & Michael Reisz 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.
A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.