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Another Shatner Series Cancelled Prematurely

The final episode of one of my favorite series was last night. Boston Legal was both thought-provoking and zany all the same time. Creator David E. Kelly basically combined the sensibilities of his previous law shows. It had the seriousness of the show it spun-off from, The Practice, but knew how to have fun at the same time like Ally McBeal.

And the cast was amazing. Only James Spader, Candace Bergen and Wiliam Shatner were part of the cast in all five seasons but other luminaries included Monica Potter Rene Auberjenois, Julie Bowen, Parker Posey, John Larroquette, Tom Selleck, Betty White and Michael J. Fox not to leave out Shelly Berman, Anglea Cartwright, Gail O'Grady, Bernadette Peters, Cherie Oteri, Saul Rubinek, Valerie Bertinelli, Ming Na and so many others as guest stars!

An episode only a week or two ago pointed out that this show was the only one on television with actors over 50 in important roles. That the over fifty set spend more money and actually watch more TV, as opposed to just having it on while texting or whatever, than the coveted 18-35.

I'm still in that age bracket for a few more years and I loved the show since they appeared on The Practice laughing hard ever since. For awhile there, ABC became my favorite network but this move was simply ludicrous. What are they replacing it with? A Cops ripoff about Homeland Security. WTF?

In bizarre but possibly reactionary news, Jay Leno is moving to prime time when he leaves the Tonight Show in May. He'll have another talk show on NBC weekdays from 10-11 when the over 50 set that enjoy him so, at least my father does, are still up to watch it. What happened to him saying he wanted to retire so he could take Mavis out to dinner before he's 60? My question is: Will this new show be funny?

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