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Larroquette joining 'Boston Legal'

LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Big changes are happening at the law offices of Crane Poole & Schmidt.

John Larroquette will join the cast of ABC's "Boston Legal" next season as a regular, while guest star Christian Clemenson has been upped to a regular on the David E. Kelley production. In addition, Tara Summers is joining as a regular.

Meanwhile, the options on four cast members -- Julie Bowen, Mark Valley, Constance Zimmer and Rene Auberjonois -- to return as regulars have not been picked up. However, it's understood there is a possibility that any of them could appear next season in a recurring or guest-starring role.

It's not the first time a Kelley series has seen a cast shake-up. For example, at the end of the seventh season of ABC's "The Practice," six major cast members were let go, and James Spader and Rhona Mitra came on board as regulars. The move, part of an effort to boost the show's ratings, paved the way for the "Boston Legal" spinoff.

As for "Boston Legal's" new cast members, Larroquette -- who won an Emmy in 1998 for a guest role on "The Practice" -- will portray a senior partner from the New York offices of Crane Poole & Schmidt who transfers to Boston. Larroquette also won four consecutive Emmys in the 1980s for his supporting role on "Night Court."

Clemenson won an Emmy last year for his guest turn on "Boston Legal" as Jerry "Hands" Espenson, a fellow lawyer and friend of Alan Shore's (Spader) who has Asperger syndrome.

Summers, whose credits include FX's "Dirt," will portray a young associate in the Boston office.

Production on the fourth season of "Boston Legal" starts June 27.

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I don't watch that show, but they should have Larroquette do his "Dan Fielding" character from Night Court.

His character on the Practice was awesome. He played a serial killer that defended himself in court and got off both times I think. He then went on to defend other murders. I was hoping they would just cross that character over like they did with Alan Shore.

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His character on the Practice was awesome. He played a serial killer that defended himself in court and got off both times I think. He then went on to defend other murders. I was hoping they would just cross that character over like they did with Alan Shore.

agree alk, ,laroquette is a plus no matter how u look at it..

the way this show is written, you know thewre will be tons of night court crossover jokes/guest appearances..

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