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Murphy's Law

Candice Bergen joins the cast of ''Boston Legal'' -- The David E. Kelley drama will be the Emmy winner's first regular series role since ''Murphy Brown''

Emmy winner Candice Bergen will join the cast of ABC's Boston Legal. She will play Shirley Schmidt, a partner in the series' law firm Crane Poole & Schmidt, at which James Spader's and William Shatner's characters also work.

Bergen won five Emmys for playing the title character of Murphy Brown, a sitcom about an opinionated news anchor. The actress — who's recently costarred in the films Sweet Home Alabama and Miss Congeniality — will also appear in a recurring role on NBC's Law & Order: Trial by Jury, debuting in January.

Originally posted Nov 30, 2004