David E. Kelley has been given a series approval by NBC for a new legal drama. The show revolves around an aging partner and his daughter who works with him as well as a host of eccentric characters around them.
Kelley moved his production company to Warner Bros. TV earlier this year, which sees Boston Legal currently airing its final season in the US. The series was pitched to CBS and NBC this month, with both networks responding strongly. NBC landed the show with a pilot order and a multimillion-dollar penalty if the project doesn’t go to series.
Law is certainly a fertile ground for the prolific Kelley. He has also been involved with Steven Bochco’s L.A. Law in the late 1980s plus The Practice and Ally McBeal.
His other shows include Chicago Hope and Picket Fences.