There’s nothing like having David E. Kelley for inspiration.

Two of the best from Kelley’s ample television stable snagged statues during awards season, and no network programmers missed the connection. Viewers may have long since tired of O.J. and the bloom may be off Court TV’s flower, but “Ally McBeal” and “The Practice” confirmed there are ratings, if not a lot of lawyering, in legal drama.