Harry’s Law: NBC Renews Kathy Bates TV Series for Season Two

Harrys Law season twoKathy Bates can officially turn down any pending movie offers. Her TV series, Harry’s Law, has been renewed for a second season by NBC.

Harry’s Law centers around Harriet “Harry” Korn (Kathy Bates), a cranky former patent lawyer. She’s forced to make a fresh start and ends up assembling an interesting new team; college student Malcolm Davies (Aml Ameen), legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry), and a footwear-obsessed assistant named Jenna (Brittany Snow).

Debuting mid-season, the series started out decently with a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 11.07 million viewers. While those aren’t great numbers, they are significantly better than the other shows that NBC has had in the Mondays at 10pm timeslot. Unfortunately, the ratings slid downward as the season progressed and the last original episode, on April 4th, registered just a 1.4 in the demo and 7.75 million viewers.

The season ended up averaging just a 1.8 in the demo and 9.39 million viewers. That’s just a bit more than NBC’s struggling (but now renewed) Chuck. So much for Harry’s Law being a hit.

While the demo numbers aren’t very good, the show does have the most viewers of any scripted series on the network. Total viewership isn’t nearly as important as the the demo ratings but having that many people watch and potentially talk about the show can help attract new demo viewers. Besides, NBC has a lot of other holes to fill on the 2011-12 schedule.

NBC will officially unveil the new 2011-12 schedule to advertisers on Monday but will give reporters a preview on Sunday. Be user to bookmark and visit our NBC cancel/renew page to keep up with the latest comings and goings.

What do you think? Are you glad that Harry’s Law will be back for season two? How would you attract more 18-49 viewers so season three will be a guarantee?

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  1. shelly says

    We love harrys law. It did start out different this season, but it soon had you just waiting for the next episode. Its just a great comedy/drama tv show. We are very disappointed that it has been cancelled. Please reconsider harrys law being renewed.

  2. JOAN says

    What is wrong with NBC???We loved Harry’s Law and now you keep on the stupid shows and take off one like Harry’s Law. Kathy Bates was the best. Good cast, good scripts, and then nothing next year. I hate that you get us hooked on a good show and then cancel it right under our noses. Thanks alot NBC.

  3. Paul says

    Once again NBC screws up. Your in last place and will continue to be in last place because you make the stupidest decisions on tv programming. You wouldn’t know a good show if hit you in the face. I hate that your taking Harry’s law off the air especially after you added Justine lupe to the cast.

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