Tonight marks the end of an era. William Shatner and James Spader will go at it for the last time on tonight’s series ender of Boston Legal.
After that, it will be the first time in twenty years that there won’t be a David E. Kelley show on the air. From L.A. Law to Ally McBeal and The Practice, he’s always put on a good show that made you laugh and think and sometimes, even cry.
USA Today takes a look at the finale and the future and you can read their article online.
Looking back at the past few days, I was pleased with Numb3rs, Stargate Atlantis and my new favorite show, Leverage. Did you watch? Another episode airs this Tuesday on TNT so do what you got to do, but don’t miss it.
Tonight, there are a number of new shows to choose from on the big five and not so much happening over on cable. Take a look.
Tonight On TV – Monday, December 8
ABC keeps us in the holiday spirit with the classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas and that’s followed by the series finale of Boston Legal.
CBS is the only network to go with all reruns tonight. You have The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week, and CSI: Miami.
Then, on The CW tragedy strikes on Gossip Girl and Megan’s mom visits on Privileged.
FOX is full of action when Jesse’s life hangs in the balance on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and then Prison Break packs a punch or two…or three…or more. Gary Cole guests on NBC’s Chuck, Hiro and Clare time travel on Heroes, and there’s a delicate hostage situation on My Own Worst Enemy.
Over on cable
A couple of fun holiday movies to choose from, ABCFamily has Jingle All the Way, The Santa Clause 2 on Disney and Ice Age on FX (which isn’t really a holiday movie, but you get my point.)
There’s a The Soup special on E!, all about the men of reality shows. (I hear bleating.)
The Hills is new on MTV and it’s the series finale of Scream Queens on VH1. If you’re a Jared Padalecki fan, I heard a rumor that they might air a trailer for his new film Friday the 13th during the show, so watch for that – with your hands over your eyes.
News and notable
Rapunzel in a Park Avenue tower? Could be as ABC works on a pilot based on the DC Comic’s Fables about characters from fairy tales living today in New York. Jackass star Steve-O has signed up for Dancing with the Stars. Heaven help us. Apparently this doesn’t mean he’ll make the cut just that he’s on the short list.
Boston Legal: Made in China/Last Call – Boston Legal ends its five-season run in a two-hour finale that finds Crane Poole & Schmidt in dire financial straits – possibly forcing the firm to find a buyer. And Alan Shore heads to the Supreme Court to persuade them to let Denny Crane have access to a non-FDA approved drug that could slow down his rapidly progressing Alzheimer’s. Meanwhile, Shirley Schmidt and Carl Sack plan their wedding, and Denny poses an important question to Alan. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
Heroes: Our Father – Pictured: (l-r) Hayden Panettiere as Claire Bennet, Robert Forster as Arthur Petrelli, Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura – NBC Photo: Adam Taylor