Case closed. Court is dismissed. Harry’s Law has been cancelled by NBC after two seasons and 34 episodes.
Harry’s Law revolves around Harriet Korn, a no-nonsense attorney who will take on just about any case as long as she believes in a person’s innocence. Over the course of two seasons, the cast has also included Nate Corddry, Karen Olivo, Justine Lupe, Mark Valley, Christopher McDonald, Brittany Snow, and Aml Ameen.
The show debuted in January 2011 to a 2.2 in the 18-49 demographic with 11.07 million viewers. It was a mediocre demo rating but total viewership was impressive and when you’re NBC, that’s better than nothing. The ratings dwindled downward pretty quickly and the show ended the season with a 1.4 demo rating and 7.75 million.
The series was on the bubble for cancellation but NBC brought it back for a second season. For season two, the show underwent some cast changes, no doubt in hopes of improving the ratings. It didn’t work.
This season, Harry’s Law has averaged a meager 1.1 rating in the desirable demographic and 7.89 million viewers.
On our NBC Ratings Report Card, which measures the relative success of shows on the network, Harry’s Law has a “D+” grade and is one of the lowest-rated shows on NBC.
While it’s the second most-watched show on the network, advertisers want to advertise on shows that attract a younger demographic and so the networks must cater to them.
Sadly, the peacock network has cancelled Harry’s Law this time around and the series finale will air next Sunday night. Hopefully the show won’t end on a cliffhanger, making it all the harder for fans to say goodbye.
What do you think? Are you sorry to see Harry’s Law go? Which season did you like better? What would you have liked to see happen in season three?
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I was furious…it was such a great show, far better than 90% of what NBC shows now
The reality shows suck big time! Low mentality people must watch those.
IS NBC TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE OVER 49 THAT THEIR LIKES IN TV SHOWS ARE UNIMPORTANT? IF NOT PUT HARRYS LAW BACK ON THE AIR! ITS INSULTING THAT YOUR DAMN DEMOGRAPHICS ARE ONLY FIT FOR THE YOUNG. I AM NOW A CBS LOYALIST
I agree with the other comments, there are way too many reality shows on. My husband and I both enjoyed watching Harry’s Law, one of he few that are on right now. Please bring it back!
Smart, funny, well acted – …of course it got cancelled. Kathy Bates is a great actress, plus she isn’t just another pretty young face on TV – she has character – oh, that’s right wrong demographic – not much left for the mature TV viewer (and I don’t just mean age).
What a great show!!!!!. Why is it when something that make sense and is very entertaining have to be taken off the air. I just love it! Bring it back. There is an audience that like shows that make sense and is humorous too
Kathy Bates is the Best! Harry’s Law was akin to Boston Legal…with interesting issues and humor as well…I loved the show and miss it…I thought it was coming back but I guess it isn’t…Will all my heart I hope they bring it back….
So sorry to see this clever show cancelled – always a laugh, good acting, some interesting legal issues! So much reality junk on tv – there has to be an option of good drama!
Harry’s Law is GREAT! whats wrong with wrong with the idiots that dumped it? I think this one will bite you in the ass hard! You can’t do better then kathy bates she is so funny on that show & is just a great actress.
I loved Harry’s Law and was looking forward to another season, it’s a real shame it is not coming back. Just another reason not to have cable TV, it is mostly junk and the good shows don’t last.
I really did like the show and didn’t miss any. While I like both seasons the first season was my favorite. I hate the reality shows and that seem like all NBC has anymore. I watch a lot of USA hope they don’t cancel there good shows and believe me that’s where Harry’s Law should be. I believe NBC’s rating will be going down lower. Sorry…
Its hard to believe a show of this calibre has been cancelled. Even worse the reality shows has been renewed. Go figure!