Episode PremiereOctober 04, 2005
GenreDrama, Comedy, Crime
Show Period2004 - 2008
Production CompanyFox TV, Dick Clark, David E. Kelley Prod.
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterDavid E. Kelley
- James Spader as Alan Shore
- John Larroquette
- Christian Clemenson
- Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt
- William Shatner as Denny Crane
- Gary Anthony Williams
- Tara Summers
- Saffron Burrows as Lorraine Weller
- Taraji P. Henson as Whitney Rome
In the midst of a media circus, 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.