'The Practice' Prepares its Swan Song
The show's creator, David E. Kelley, recently visited the show's set to inform the cast and crew that the season's last episode -- called "Goodbye" and scheduled to air Monday, May 5 -- could be the show's last, the New York Post reports.
"David Kelley wrote a script that could serve as both a season and series finale -- if needed," Kelley's spokeswoman, Stacey Luchs, tells the Post.
The episode reportedly deals with the simmering marital problems between Bobby Donnell (Dylan McDermott) and his wife, Lindsay Dole (Kelli Williams).
Speaking of simmering, Kelley has not been quiet in his displeasure with ABC after the network in January moved the seven-year-old show from Sundays to Mondays, helping precipitate a steady decline in ratings.
At the time, Kelley called the move "an act of stunning stupidity" by ABC, which had also asked that Kelley reduce the costs of every episode.
Kelley insisted that ABC moved the scripted drama as a maneuvering ploy to force him to implement the budget cuts. But ABC chairman Lloyd Braun flatly denied the charge, insisting that such a ploy would be "totally contrary to our interests."
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