An article in The Globe said that the paper’s office manager, Gil Kaan, recently delivered more than 2,200 protest letters to NBC. The letters were sent to The Globe and the AARP from TV viewers who were dismayed by the peacock network’s May 2012 decision to drop the Kathy Bates legal drama.
Though Harry’s Law drew millions of viewers each week, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt conceded that it was difficult to monetize the show. Harry’s Law typically drew an older audience and advertisers want their commercials seen by those in the 18-49 demographic.
AARP media entertainment editor Bill Newsott said, “It’s borderline insulting to just write off an entire segment of the population because you don’t particularly want to market to them.”
The Globe invited readers to send protest letters to them, vowing to hand deliver them. Kaan said that one NBC employee was supposedly sympathetic to fans’ upset and another wondered if the letter campaign would change NBC’s mind.
It’s highly unlikely to happen unfortunately. There’s been no talk of any other channels or networks being interested in picking up Harry’s Law and 2,200 letters is hardly an impressive number when you’re talking about network television.
What do you think? Have you written a letter or email about the cancellation of Harry’s Law by NBC?