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David E. Kelley (I)

Writer | Producer | Miscellaneous Crew
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KNOWN FOR 
Ally McBeal (1997-2002) | Big Little Lies (2017) | Boston Legal (2004-2008)
AWARDS 
Won 10 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 40 nominations More »
BORN 
Apr 4, 1956 (age 61)

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Television in Production (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNTSTATUS
  • Primary photo for GoliathGoliath (TV Series) Writer (created by) (1 episode, 2018), Executive Producer (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1 Released
    • Episode #2.1 (2018) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
  • Primary photo for Mr. MercedesMr. Mercedes (TV Series) Writer (created by) (10 episodes, 2017), Writer (1 episode, 2017), Executive Producer (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 10 Pre-Prod
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Past Film & Video (6 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (26 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Big Little LiesBig Little Lies (TV Mini-series) Writer (created by) (7 episodes, 2017), Executive Producer (7 episodes, 2017), Writer (written for television by) (7 episodes, 2017)  Less 2017 7
    • You Get What You Need (Apr 2, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (written for television by)  Less
    • Burning Love (Mar 26, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (written for television by)  Less
    • Once Bitten (Mar 19, 2017) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (written for television by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for GoliathGoliath (TV Series) Writer (created by) (8 episodes, 2016), Executive Producer (8 episodes, 2016), Writer (5 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 8
    • Citizens United (Oct 14, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Beauty and the Beast (Oct 14, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Line of Fire (Oct 14, 2016) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Crazy OnesThe Crazy Ones (TV Series) Writer (created by) (22 episodes, 2013–2014), Executive Producer (22 episodes, 2013–2014), Writer (2 episodes, 2013–2014)  Less 2013–2014 22
    • The Lighthouse (Apr 17, 2014) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • The Monster (Apr 17, 2014) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Love Sucks (Apr 10, 2014) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Monday MorningsMonday Mornings (TV Series) Writer (created by) (10 episodes, 2013), Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2013), Writer (8 episodes, 2013), Writer (teleplay by) (2 episodes, 2013)  Less 2013 10
    • Family Ties (Apr 8, 2013) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (teleplay by)  Less
    • Wheels Within Wheels (Apr 1, 2013) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Truth or Consequences (Mar 25, 2013) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Harry's LawHarry's Law (TV Series) Writer (created by) (34 episodes, 2011–2012), Executive Producer (34 episodes, 2011–2012), Writer (29 episodes, 2011–2012), Writer (teleplay by) (1 episode, 2012), Writer (story by) (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2011–2012 34
    • Onward and Upward (May 27, 2012) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story by), Writer (teleplay by)  Less
    • The Whole Truth (May 13, 2012) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Class War (May 6, 2012) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Wonder WomanWonder Woman (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (teleplay)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Legally MadLegally Mad (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer (creator)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Boston LegalBoston Legal (TV Series) Writer (created by) (101 episodes, 2004–2008), Executive Producer (101 episodes, 2004–2008), Writer (68 episodes, 2004–2008), Writer (story) (7 episodes, 2004–2008), Writer (teleplay) (7 episodes, 2004–2008), Writer (teleplay by) (3 episodes, 2004–2007), Writer (story by) (3 episodes, 2004–2007)  Less 2004–2008 101
    • Last Call (Dec 8, 2008) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Made in China (Dec 8, 2008) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer (story), Writer (teleplay)  Less
    • Juiced (Dec 1, 2008) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Life on MarsLife on Mars (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Lake Placid 2Lake Placid 2 (TV Movie) Writer (original concept) (uncredited)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The Wedding BellsThe Wedding Bells (TV Series) Writer (created by) (7 episodes, 2007), Writer (6 episodes, 2007), Executive Producer (4 episodes, 2007)  Less 2007 7
    • Fools in Love (Apr 6, 2007) Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • The Mother (Apr 13, 2007) Writer (created by)  Less
    • The Most Beautiful Girl (Apr 6, 2007) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Law FirmThe Law Firm (TV Series) Writer (creator), Executive Producer  Less 2005– 
  • Primary photo for Halley's CometHalley's Comet (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Boston PublicBoston Public (TV Series) Writer (created by) (81 episodes, 2000–2004), Writer (41 episodes, 2000–2003), Executive Consultant (25 episodes, 2002–2004), Executive Producer (13 episodes, 2000–2002), Writer (teleplay) (2 episodes, 2001), Writer (story) (1 episode, 2001)  Less 2000–2004 81
    • Chapter Eighty-One (Mar 2, 2005) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Chapter Eighty (Mar 1, 2005) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Chapter Seventy-Nine (Jan 30, 2004) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The PracticeThe Practice (TV Series) Writer (created by) (167 episodes, 1997–2004), Executive Producer (167 episodes, 1997–2004), Writer (131 episodes, 1997–2004), Writer (teleplay by) (9 episodes, 1997–2004), Writer (story by) (6 episodes, 1997–2001), Writer (story) (2 episodes, 2002), Writer (teleplay) (2 episodes, 2002), Writer (story & teleplay) (1 episode, 2003)  Less 1997–2004 167
    • Adjourned (a.k.a. Cheers) (May 16, 2004) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • New Hoods on the Block (May 2, 2004) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • Comings and Goings (Apr 25, 2004) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for DeMarco AffairsDeMarco Affairs (TV Movie) Executive Producer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The Brotherhood of Poland, New HampshireThe Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire (TV Series) Writer (5 episodes, 2003)  Less 2003 5
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  • Primary photo for Girls ClubGirls Club (TV Series) Writer (created by) (9 episodes, 2002), Writer (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 9
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  • Primary photo for Ally McBealAlly McBeal (TV Series) Writer (created by) (112 episodes, 1997–2002), Executive Producer (109 episodes, 1997–2002), Writer (100 episodes, 1997–2002), Writer (story) (6 episodes, 2000–2002), Writer (teleplay) (6 episodes, 2000–2002), Writer (teleplay by) (5 episodes, 1998–2002), Writer (story by) (5 episodes, 1998–2002)  Less 1997–2002 112
    • Bygones (May 20, 2002) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • All of Me (May 13, 2002) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
    • What I'll Never Do for Love Again (May 6, 2002) Executive Producer, Writer (created by), Writer  Less
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  • Primary photo for Chicago HopeChicago Hope (TV Series) Writer (created by) (141 episodes, 1994–2000), Executive Consultant (51 episodes, 1995–1999), Consulting Producer (22 episodes, 1999–2000), Executive Producer (22 episodes, 1994–1995), Writer (20 episodes, 1994–2000), Writer (teleplay by) (4 episodes, 1995), Writer (story by) (3 episodes, 1995)  Less 1994–2000 141
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  • Primary photo for SnoopsSnoops (TV Series) Writer (created by) (13 episodes, 1999–2000), Executive Producer (13 episodes, 1999–2000), Writer (5 episodes, 1999), Himself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 1999–2000 13
    • Swan Chant (2000) Himself (uncredited), Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • The Stolen Diskette (Jan 14, 2000) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Blood Lines (1999) Executive Producer, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for AllyAlly (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 1999–2000
  • Primary photo for Picket FencesPicket Fences (TV Series) Writer (created by) (88 episodes, 1992–1996), Executive Producer (66 episodes, 1992–1995), Executive Consultant (22 episodes, 1995–1996), Writer (5 episodes, 1992–1994)  Less 1992–1996 88
    • Liver Let Die (Jun 26, 1996) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • To Forgive Is Divine (Jun 19, 1996) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
    • Forget Selma (Jun 12, 1996) Executive Consultant, Writer (created by)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Mixed NutsMixed Nuts (TV Movie) Executive Producer, Writer  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Doogie Howser, M.D.Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) Writer (created by) (97 episodes, 1989–1993), Creative Consultant (74 episodes, 1989–1992), Writer (2 episodes, 1989), Supervising Producer (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989–1993 97
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  • Primary photo for L.A. LawL.A. Law (TV Series) Writer (60 episodes, 1986–1992), Executive Producer (44 episodes, 1989–1991), Executive Consultant (22 episodes, 1991–1992), Story Editor (20 episodes, 1986–1987), Supervising Producer (19 episodes, 1988–1989), Executive Story Editor (12 episodes, 1987–1988), Writer (teleplay by) (8 episodes, 1986–1988), Co-Producer (7 episodes, 1988)  Less 1986–1992 124
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Self (25 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Bygone Days: An Ally McBeal RetrospectiveBygone Days: An Ally McBeal Retrospective (Video) Self (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for TV Land MogulsTV Land Moguls (TV Mini-series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
    • The 90s (Feb 8, 2009) Himself (archive footage)  Less

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