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Twentieth Television Clears Boston Legal

Twentieth Television cleared drama Boston Legal in 46 markets, representing 50% of the United States.

Stations from Disney-ABC, NBC Universal, Scripps, Sunbeam, Allbritton Communications, Meredith and Cox Television all purchased the show for weekend runs.

Boston Legal stars Emmy Award-winners James Spader and William Shatner as two Boston attorneys who follow their own moral code but almost always win the case. It was created by David E. Kelley, and he and Bill D'Elia are executive producers. The show is produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.