David E. Kelley (search), one of the most anti-reality show TV producers in the entertainment industry, has finally hopped onto the reality bandwagon.
Kelley will serve as a consulting producer for a new NBC show in which the members of a made-for-TV law firm will try real civil cases through binding arbitration, mediated by current or former judges, according to Daily Variety.
But Kelley added that he's still not a fan of reality shows, "that pander to the lowest common denominator."
NBC has reportedly ordered eight episodes of the yet-to-be titled series.
Kelley, who had recently suggested that he might take some time off — after two of his long-running shows came to an end this past season — is doing anything but.
Along with the new reality show, he's got a spin-off of "The Practice" called "Fleet Street" (search) slated to debut on ABC next fall.
In 2003, Kelley made waves satirizing reality TV during an episode of "The Practice" in which CBS chief Les Moonves was "kidnapped" and appeared on an impromptu reality show.