Flynn Boyle and McDermott are gone.
Budget cuts (ABC offered to pick up the show for an eighth season but only at a lower fee) are said to have forced David E. Kelley, the creator of The Practice, to let go two of the series stars, Lara Flynn Boyle and Dylan McDermott. “It hurts, professionally and personally,” Kelley said in a statement. “This is perhaps the finest group of actors and people one could ever have worked with.”
McDermott received $400,000 per episode while Flynn Boyle earned $150,000, not a huge amount by today’s standards.♦