Television: It's David Kelley's World: You're Just Watching It

He will have five series on the air this fall--and will write most of their scripts

Writers don't work very hard. It's a lot of chatting and eating and television watching and, most of all, talking about writing. On the other hand, corporate lawyers, despite all their negative traits, are pretty efficient. That's the only plausible explanation for how David Kelley--a former lawyer and the creator of Chicago Hope, Ally McBeal, The Practice, this fall's Snoops, an additional new half-hour version of Ally and two upcoming feature films, Lake Placid and Mystery, Alaska--is able to write the great majority of the scripts for his projects. Joyce Carol Oates, I still can't figure out.

This fall, network television...

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