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Michael J. Fox To Guest-Star on Boston Legal

October 17th, 2005 2:42pm EDT
Michael J. FoxAward-winning actor Michael J. Fox (Spin City, Family Ties) will guest-star in a three-episode arc of Boston Legal, currently scheduled to air this season, it was announced today. Fox will play Daniel Post, a charismatic and dynamic CEO with an affection for gallows humor who manages to charm everyone he meets.

Post has Stage 4 lung cancer and is being represented by Crane, Poole and Schmidt in a lawsuit involving a promising anti-cancer drug. During one of his visits to the firm, he becomes personally involved with Denise Bauer (Julie Bowen), one of the firm’s attorneys.

“We couldn’t be more excited. His comedic and dramatic strengths make him a natural for this series,” said creator and executive producer David E. Kelley.

Led by an Emmy Award-winning cast, Boston Legal tells the professional and personal stories of a group of brilliant but often emotionally challenged attorneys. Fast-paced and darkly comedic, the series confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.

Boston Legal stars James Spader as Alan Shore, Julie Bowen as Denise Bauer, Mark Valley as Brad Chase, Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston, Justin Mentell as Garrett Wells and Ryan Michelle Bathe as Sara Holt, with Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt and William Shatner as Denny Crane.