While “Ally McBeal” was on the air, Kelley was also producing the legal drama “The Practice” for rival broadcast network ABC. In an unprecedented move, the shows shared a crossover in 1998. A year later, Kelley won both the drama and comedy series Emmy Awards for the two shows. Since “Ally McBeal” went off the air in 2002, though, he has focused more on writing, producing, and directing dramatic television from “The Practice” spinoff “Boston Legal” to the Kathy Bates-led “Harry’s Law,” and most recently, adaptations “Mr. Mercedes” for the Audience Network and “Big Little Lies,” which starred Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley, for HBO.