Finally out on DVD is the first season of ‘Ally McBeal,’ which ran on the FOX network from 1997 to 2002. The series starred Calista Flockhart in the title role as a young lawyer working in a fictional Boston law firm with other young lawyers whose lives and loves were eccentric, humorous and dramatic.
Among the supporting cast were Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Peter MacNicol,Vonda Shepard, and Lisa Nicole Carson.
Carson was a rising starlet in the mid-’90s, appearing in ‘Jason’s Lyric,’ ‘Devil in a Blue Dress’ and ‘Love Jones’ before settling in on two highly successful television shows.
The Brooklyn native played Ally’s friend and fellow defense attorney Renée Raddick from 1997 to 2002 (seasons 1–4) and made a guest appearance in the series finale. She also played Carla Reece, the on-again-off-again girlfriend of Eriq La Salle‘s Dr. Peter Benton, in NBC’s ‘ER’ between 1996 and 2001.