An exciting array of familiar and new faces are set to guest star on early episodes of "Boston Legal
" this coming season, and a new cast member will join the series, which began production last week on fourth season episodes.Taraji P. Henson
will join the cast as a series regular later in the season. She will play a high powered corporate litigator out of the New York office whom Carl Sack (John Larroquette
) brings in to help him wrestle for more political sovereignty within the firm.
Amongst the guest stars, Gail O'Grady once again plays Judge Gloria Weldon, who is in a heated relationship with Alan Shore (James Spader
). Saffron Burrows
will appear in a multi-episode arc as a sexy, sophisticated commercial litigator who once had a passionate affair with Alan, the chemistry of which still lingers and distracts. Rene Auberjonois
returns to Crane Poole & Schmidt, reprising his role as Paul Lewiston, a senior partner in the law firm. And Mark Valley
returns as attorney Brad Chase, who goes up against one of the firm's lawyers in court.