Ally McBeal creator wants the series to return

Photo credit: FOX
Photo credit: FOX

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Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley is definitely open to bringing the dancing baby back to your screens.

The '90s drama series launched the careers of Calista Flockhart, Jane Krakowski and Portia de Rossi with its unique blend of silly and surrealist comedy set against the high-stakes cases of a Boston law firm.

Since practically every classic TV show is being revived these days, it's not much of a surprise that David E. Kelley wants to revive Ally McBeal too - but he'd insist on one crucial change.

"I don't really have an interest in going backward, myself," he admitted to The Hollywood Reporter. "In fact, I've not even seen the shows after I've made them.

"I do think because of the gender politics that were so part and parcel of Ally McBeal, it's become very relevant and ripe. So, I'd be open to the idea of Ally McBeal being done again, but I don't think it should be done by me.

"If it were going to be done, it really should be done by a woman. If it's going to be new, it should be new and different. And I did it: 100 hours."

Kelley is currently working on the second season of his Emmy-winning HBO drama Big Little Lies, which adds Meryl Streep to an incredible cast that already includes Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley.

Ally McBeal originally aired on Fox in the US from 1997 to 2002, and in that time won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and launch a bizarre, short-lived sitcom spin-off called Ally.

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