Episode PremiereNovember 03, 2008
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
Alan Shore and Denny Crane sue the government when cattle rancher Carol Hober - who, Crane believes, is the spitting image of actress Valerie Bertinelli -- accuses the USDA of not allowing her to test all of her cows for Mad Cow Disease, an affliction that's close to Denny's heart. But Denny continually irritates Carol when he tries to make her confess that she really is Valerie Bertinelli. (Casting note: Carol Hober is played by Valerie Bertinelli). Meanwhile, Jerry Espenson is up for partner at the firm, but his quirky social inadequacies could lead to his downfall with the firm's panel, which includes Paul Lewiston (Rene Auberjonois).