NBC Commits to David E. Kelley’s New Legal Drama


NBC has given a series commitment to a legal drama from veteran writer David E. Kelley, reports Variety.

The project represents the first fresh material from Kelley since he moved his production company to Warner Bros. TV in a new deal earlier this year. The premise of the NBC show revolves around a father and daughter who are both lawyers.

The deal marks the first series from Kelley at NBC since he executive produced Steven Bochco’s “L.A. Law” in the late 1980s. Kelley was behind the short-lived NBC reality show “The Law Firm,” but most of his recent series — “Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal,” “Boston Public” — have aired either on ABC or Fox.

Kelley also had success at CBS in the mid-1990s, with “Chicago Hope” and “Picket Fences.”