According to one of the many Web sites dedicated to this popular series, the show's executive producer/creator David E. Kelley is to be honoured next year by the Producer's Guild of America with its Lifetime Achievement Award. At 44, Kelley will be youngest recipient ever of the David Susskind Lifetime Achievement Award in Television. Kelley's other hits include Ally McBeal, Picket Fences and Chicago Hope. He is known for his dedication to his shows, often writing or rewriting all the scripts during a season. His TV career began on Steven Bochco's LA Law. Kelley has won six Emmys, including two last year. Back to tonight's episode of The Practice, Harland Bassett (Ernie Sabella) is representing a man charged with lewd and lascivious conduct. Although Bassett is certain his client is innocent, the judge has ordered him to appear in court with co-counsel as he has never won a case before. So Bassett turns to Bobby (Dylan McDermott, above) for help.
Peggy (Rae Dawn Chong) and Declan (Adrian Pasdar) are intrigued by a small town that seems to produce highly successful people including award-winning writers, top-notch professionals and the youngest supreme court judge. The curious pair travel to the town to find out what makes these people tick.
The Yeung Ones
Harry and Gerry Yeung - proprietors of the famous Chinese restaurant, the Yang Sing (above) in Manchester, northern England - are determined to rebuild as well as expand their family business after the devastating fire a couple of years ago. In this episode, the workmen put down their tools to watch the eclipse while kitchen equipment arrives from China. But there are some pressing problems at hand: the toilet doors don't fit properly and the cubicles are too small.
Inside The Space Station
According to the promotional material for this three-part programme, 'When the first residents of the International Space Station (ISS) set up housekeeping in orbit early next year, it will mark a point in time where there will always be a human presence in space'. Inside The Space Station promises to give an in-depth look at the 'technological marvel' expected to accommodate humans in other worlds. The first of the two components of the ISS were assembled in December 1998. Since then, every 90 minutes, 354 kilometres high in the sky, the steadily growing structure of the ISS has orbited the Earth. Once completed in 2005, it will be the third brightest object in the night sky - after the moon and Venus - visible to the naked eye, according to Nasa. Close-up, the station will look like a giant metal dragonfly, with white-painted cylinders for the body and big, open solar-panel boxes for wings. The largest structure humans have ever built in space, the ISS is an international co-operative project involving 16 countries. Shot on high-definition video and using state-of-the-art computer-generated images, this programme shows what the completed station will look like - inside and out - and how astronauts work in space to construct this ambitious project.