09:32 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 05/03/2002 01:00PM
FINAL CALL: "Ally McBeal" is planning to go out with a bang. The Los Angeles Times reported that the David E. Kelley program starring Calista Flockhart, 37, as the romantically challenged legal eagle, will bring back three departed members of the original cast for its May 20 finale -- including one whose character is deceased. (One name that didn't crop up on the returns list is Robert Downey Jr., 37, whose romantic role was essentially written out after his recent problems involving drugs.) As for those who will reappear: the return of Gil Bellows, 34, as Ally's former lover and colleague, Billy, will hardly come as a shock to fans of the series, notes the paper, given that he has made several appearances as a ghost since Billy died two years ago. Also returning for the finale, to be titled -- aptly -- "Bygones," will be Courtney Thorne-Smith, 34, who played Billy's wife, Georgia, and Lisa Nicole Carson, 32, who played Ally's roommate, Renee.
Originally posted 04/30/2002 01:00PM
Characters from her past such as Gil Bellows (as Ally's former lover) and Courtney Thorne-Smith (as his wife) will join Calista Flockhart's Ally on the final episode.
Originally posted 04/18/2002 10:00AM
Fox TV and series creator David E. Kelley announce that their trend-setting series will play its last episode May 20. The cast reacts with tears.
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