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The Best David E. Kelley Shows and TV Series

Updated November 25, 2018 1.2k votes 344 voters 19.5k views21 items

What shows did David E. Kelley create? The television mogul is the master behind some of the best legal dramas of all time and has served as writer, producer, and director on some amazing, critically acclaimed series. Which David E. Kelley program is the best of the best? With hits like Ally McBeal, Snoops, and Boston Legal, it's hard to decide. Vote up the best David E. Kelley programs below! 

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  • Boston Legal1
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    Boston Legal

    James Spader, William Shatner

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Legal drama

    Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in...  more
  • Chicago Hope2
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    Chicago Hope

    Carla Gugino, Mark Harmon

    Premiered1994

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Medical fiction

    Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It...  more

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  • Doogie Howser, M.D.3
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    Doogie Howser, M.D.

    Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella

    Premiered1989

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Medical fiction

    Doogie Howser, M.D. is an American comedy-drama television series that ran for four seasons on...  more

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    #152 of 305 The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History#166 of 277 The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time

  • Picket Fences4
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    Picket Fences

    Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt

    Premiered1992

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Picket Fences is an American television drama about the residents of the town of Rome,...  more
  • The Practice5
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    The Practice

    Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Legal drama, Legal

    The Practice is an American legal drama and comedy-drama created by David E. Kelley centering...  more

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  • Ally McBeal6
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    Ally McBeal

    Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Romance TV, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Legal drama

    Ally McBeal is an American legal comedy-drama television series, originally aired on Fox from...  more
  • Boston Public7
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    Boston Public

    Loretta Devine, Anthony Heald

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama, Drama

    Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast...  more
  • Harry's Law8
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    Harry's Law

    Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Legal drama

    Harry's Law is an American legal comedy-drama television series created by David E. Kelley,...  more

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    #73 of 95 The Best Dramedy TV Series#397 of 538 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time

  • L.A. Law9
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    L.A. Law

    Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

    Premiered1986

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Legal drama, Legal

    L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from...  more

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    #110 of 387 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time#397 of 507 The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

  • The Law Firm10
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    The Law Firm

    Kelly Chang Rickert, Anika Harvey

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Legal, Reality television

    The Law Firm is an American Reality competition that aired on NBC from July 28, 2005, until...  more

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    #24 of 54 The Best Courtroom Shows#73 of 91 The Best Legal TV Shows

  • The Crazy Ones11
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    The Crazy Ones

    Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    The Crazy Ones is an American sitcom created by David E. Kelley that starred Robin Williams...  more
  • Big Little Lies12
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    Big Little Lies

    Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Big Little Lies (HBO, 2017) is an American dramatic miniseries created by David E. Kelley,...  more

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  • Goliath13
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    Goliath

    Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama

    Goliath (formerly known as Trial) is a 2016 legal drama web television series by Amazon...  more

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    #429 of 640 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch#69 of 124 All The TV Shows That Ended in 2020, Ranked

  • Snoops14
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    Snoops

    Emmy Rossum, Gina Gershon

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Snoops is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on ABC. The series, which...  more
  • Monday Mornings15
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    Monday Mornings

    Ving Rhames, Jamie Bamber

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama

    Monday Mornings is an American medical drama television series that ran on TNT from February 4...  more
  • Mr. Mercedes16
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    Mr. Mercedes

    Brendan Gleeson, Harry Treadaway

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Thriller

    Mr. Mercedes (Audience, 2017) is an American mystery thriller television series developed by...  more

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  • The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire17

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire is an American drama series created by David E....  more
  • Girls Club18
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    Girls Club

    Chyler Leigh, Gretchen Mol

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Girls Club is an American television series created by David E. Kelley that was shown on Fox...  more
  • The Wedding Bells19
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    The Wedding Bells

    Sherri Shepherd, Missi Pyle

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    The Wedding Bells is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on Fox from March 7...  more
  • Wonder Woman20
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    Wonder Woman

    Candace Kita, Pedro Pascal

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Drama, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    David E. Kelley’s take has incorporated the superhero’s signature lasso, cuffs, and plane in...  more

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  • Eva, ganz mein Fall21
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    Eva, ganz mein Fall

    Lara-Joy Körner, Siegfried Rauch

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Comedy-drama, Legal drama

    Eva, ganz mein Fall is a German legal comedy-drama series which aired on the ZDF network from...  more