Practice, The (1997-2004)


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The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from 1997 to 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, and spawned the successful and lighter spin-off series Boston Legal, which ran for five more seasons, from 2004 to 2008.

The Practice focused on the law firm of Robert Donnell and Associates (later becoming Donnell, Young, Dole, & Frutt, and ultimately Young, Frutt, & Berluti). Plots typically featured the firm's involvement in various high-profile criminal and civil cases that often mirror current events. Conflict between legal ethics and personal morality was a recurring theme. Some episodes contained light comedy. Kelley claimed that he conceived the show as something of a rebuttal to L.A. Law (for which he wrote) and its romanticized treatment of the American legal system and legal proceedings

Highlights
David E. Kelley on creating The Practice, getting it picked up at ABC, and changing the storytelling of the show because of its time slot
07:01
David Shore on how his career as a lawyer helped him write The Practice
02:25
David E. Kelley on casting many unknowns on The Practice
03:42
Thomas Schlamme on directing John Larroquette in The Practice
02:45
David E. Kelley on James Spader joining the cast during the final season of The Practice and spinning off Boston Legal
02:59
Who talked about this show

Tony Danza

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Tony Danza on guest starring on The Practice and working with Paul Haggis on Family Law
04:18

David E. Kelley

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David E. Kelley on creating The Practice, getting it picked up at ABC, and changing the storytelling of the show because of its time slot
07:01
David E. Kelley on casting many unknowns on The Practice
03:42
David E. Kelley on significant cast changes during the final season of The Practice and spinning off Boston Legal
06:11
David E. Kelley on being the only producer in history to win Emmys for drama and comedy series in one year (The Practice and Ally McBeal)
04:12

Thomas Schlamme

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Thomas Schlamme on directing John Larroquette in The Practice
02:45

William Shatner

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William Shatner on being cast in the role of "Denny Crane" on The Practice for producer David E. Kelley, and on the character moving to the series Boston Legal
04:41

David Shore

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David Shore on how his career as a lawyer helped him write The Practice
02:25
David Shore on writing for The Practice
02:58
David Shore on the writing process for The Practice
02:00
David Shore on leaving his writing job on The Practice
01:00

Henry Winkler

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Henry Winkler on being nominated for an Emmy on The Practice but never winning a primetime Emmy
02:28

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