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DAISIES’ Chenoweth To Star in NBC’s David E. Kelley Chicago Lawyers Series LEGALLY MAD!!

Published at: Dec. 19, 2008, 12:27 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
“Pushing Daisies” star Kristin Chenoweth is making the move from a Papen County pie shop to a Cook County law firm. The teensy blonde will play a crack attorney in “Legally Mad,” the new NBC series for David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal”). It’s about a Chicago-based father-daughter lawyering team, though Chenoweth may not necessarily be playing the daughter. Find all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Boob-tastic

    by Heckles

    Her breasts are good actors.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    PLEASE let there be crossover cameos...

    by DisneyFanatic

    I need my Denny Crane fix...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    How about a private eye series

    by NoodlesHahn

    following Emerson Cod and Olive Snook. If the fantasy aspect is what killed Pushing Daisies, a straight comedy following those two would have a better shot, yes?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:43 a.m. CST

    lawyer with 'flashes of psychosis'

    by oisin5199

    Already ripping off Eli Stone, huh? Still hate those ABC bastards for canceling Daisies and Eli Stone - their two best shows not named Lost.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:09 a.m. CST

    my fiancee has agreed to let Chenoweth...

    by blckmgk13

    ...to be included into our relationship as a committed trinogamous trio. Now to just convince Kristin....

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST

    DisneyFanatic

    by codymr

    Agreed. Denny Crane left prime time too soon.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Chenoweth in a David E. Kelley lawyer series?

    by CaseyMcCall

    I am there. (And pre-ordering the complete series)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:37 a.m. CST

    im so there...with my pants around my ankles

    by bacci40

    for i am a lonely old man...and if there isnt a ton of excessive cheno cleavage shots...this crap gets cancelled after a month

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:21 a.m. CST

    So....Ally McBeal with big breasts

    by catlettuce4

    Wow. Kelly really has become a one trick pony, hasn't he? Yet another "a quirky legal drama" about "a brilliant but not entirely well attorney?"

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST

    I love her

    by MonkeyManReturns

    Thats all I have to offer on this...

  • Network executives wonder why their ratings are dropping. This is why. Stop rehashing the same crap.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I would rather see a new Hospital Drama or sth. like Picket Fenc

    by ev1ldead

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Sweet. I like Kristen.

    by ScotFree

    In just about everything she does. Now, can they can get Idina Menzel to show up for an episode, and have her and Kristin sing a duet? That'd rock.

  • Because they keep making the same fucking thing.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    As a lawyer, will there be an opportunity for her

    by jim

    to wear the mermaid costume again? After all, if Spader & Shatner can be lawyers and dress as flamingos, why not?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    David E Kelley needs to take a break.

    by estacado1

    How many law firm shows can he keep making. It's just the same thing over and over again only with different actors and different city.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:46 a.m. CST

    David Kelley is lunatic liberal propaganda...ALL THE TIME

    by Jodet

    I quit watching McBeal when the episode featured the transexual prostitute, who was, of course, a noble and gentle creature, of infinite moral superiority to the mere 'normal' people around him/her.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Will she be a singing Lawyer????

    by eric haislar

    Because that would be rad.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    The two most important things to remember here

    by righteousdude

    are that Kristan has a great rack, and that her rack is, in fact, great. And I'm so afraid that those magnificent sweater puppies will be tragically concealed behind a wall of business suit fabric, similar to their fate when they inhabited The West Wing. I couldn't bear to watch that horror non-unfold, as it were. No siree, not me. I won't be that guy.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Is Chenoweth's character called Danni Crane?

    by SpyGuy

    That might get me to watch a show with such a horrible title.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    She's hot, but I don't care about another lawyer show.

    by F-18

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Good for her, but another Kelley lawyer show???

    by _Maltheus_

    Who are the people who keep watching these cop-doctor-lawyer shows? A can of paint is cheaper than a TV, if you just want to watch it dry. I was kind of hoping she'd be on a show that I could give the smallest crap about.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Great that she has a job, but

    by The McPoyle Clan

    going from one of the most creative shows on TV to one of the most-tired genres, with one of the most-tired producers is a step backward.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Oh boy, a wacky Kelly show

    by Photoman

    Let me guess, it will be filled with eccentric characters and always have that special, dramatic point in every episode where the music comes up and everyone looks at each other with concerned looks. Unless they make it more a serious drama ala The Practice. I just couldn't take Boston Legal anymore...considering they tend to do an entire cast flushing each season with Spader and Shatner being the only people that remain.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Wacky Lawyers

    by johnnyangelheart

    who moonlight as emergency room doctors when not tracking down serial killers.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Cast Chenowith as a perky born again stripper

    by skimn

    who tries to convert the other dancers at the club where she works, and I'd be all over that.<p>Another Kelly lawyer show? Pardon me while drool dribbles out of my jaw dropping yawn...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:06 p.m. CST

    COMMENCE JIZZING

    by El Borak

    NOW!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I predict this series will be about people my age...

    by Greggers

    ...but infused with an obsession for Motown music that my generation never had.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Because we need more lawyerin' shows

    by Jor-El23

    David E. Kelly has become quite a hack.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Nothing "teensy" about that lady.

    by gotilk

    Be they lungs or.. ahem.. LUNGS. (protip/hint: one is filled with air, the others with saline)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    erichaislar

    by gotilk

    She'd better be. Because if I don't hear her sing again, I'm touching the dog.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    More lawyers or shows about them?

    by BackwardGalaxy

    Seriously.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    BTW gentlemen there was an issue of

    by skimn

    Maxim or FHM that featured the lovely Miss Chenowith decked out in a teeny bikini as the cover feature, about a year or so ago.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    As a Fan of The Chenoweth since Broadway

    by The Alienist

    I applaud TV's embrace of Earth's most talented peoples...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    David E. Kelley making a lawyer show?!

    by Thrillho77

    Interesting choice - I can't wait to see how that works out!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Based in Chicago huh?

    by SomaShine

    Well..if there's any city ripe for the legal dramatic picking its that. Rezko, Obama, Blogo, Emanuel, Jarrett, Daly..whoa..there's season 1 right there.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    More Kelly Crap

    by christian66

    I hate the Kelly-verse, liberal or not. He writes ridiculous situations then spends time defending them. Wacky!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Haven't we had enough crap shows from David E Kelly?

    by HellKing

    Really the guy has a one-note imagination. I saw for the first time Boston Legal which happen to be the finale. What a load of pretentious bull! Yeah a guy hopping around like a rabbit because that's what happens when he's excited is genius creativity. And I love in the finale he makes it out that lawyers are people with a conscious. This is just a case of Hollywood stuck in their own little world thinking Kelly is a creative genius. It's like the art world where a couple of brushes of paint on a white canvas is looked upon as priceless art.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    They should get

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    Mark-Paul Gosselaar's hair from Raising the Bar in a reoccuring role.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Chenoweth is so bloody sexy...

    by Powers Boothe

    that I'd watch her in ANYTHING!<p> Other people on that list: Rosario Dawson, Selma Blair, Sanaa Lathan, Jennifer Connelly and Sarah Paulson.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:19 p.m. CST

    If I were David E. Kelley....

    by F-18

    I'd spend less time making stupid lawyer shows and more time banging Michelle Pfeiffer.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I'd rather see her star in the american remake of

    by palewook

    Secret Life of A Call Girl. Nothing against Billy Piper, but once you've seen her naked, you lose interest in the show. Chenowenth could make me watch about anything though.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Chenoweth makes

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    fiveheads hot<p> And you could land a plane on that thing

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 3:07 a.m. CST

    I would LOVE to create some bastard children with her!

    by YouAreAllMyBastardChildren

    Come now, my little talkbastards. Wouldn't you like some more brothers and sisters?

  • Dec. 21, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Garanteed to be a big hit

    by InActionMan

    On Omicron Persei 8. "Single Female Lawyer. Emperor Lrrr will be very pleased.

  • Dec. 22, 2008, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Ah, rats.

    by AnnoyYou

    I guess she won't be singing on this show. That's one of the things I loved most about Pushing Daisies: the totally deranged premise allowed for anyone to burst into song whenever they felt like it. Only Eli Stone could also make that claim, and now it and PD are gone. No one likes a good musical number anymore.