David E. Kelley's Emmy Award-winning legal drama, The Practice, returns for its eighth season, promising more provocative, issue-related stories coupled with the writer's trademark humor and setting the stage for the spinoff Boston Legal! Set in Boston, The Practice centers on a firm of passionate attorneys to whom every case is important and every client worth a fight to the end. Legal maneuvering is the firm's modus operandi and they have it down to a science, making even the most questionable arguments seem convincing. While they can't - and don't - win every trial, the pursuit of justice remains the priority until the final verdict is announced... and sometimes afterwards. As the season (and series) comes to a close, the firing of Alan Shore (Japes Spader) finds him working at Crane, Poole & Schmidt with Tara Wilson (Rhona Mitra) in the sequel/spinoff series Boston Legal.