Normally, if you are the executive producer of one of the most-watched shows on a struggling network, you don’t have anything to worry about when renewal time rolls around.This is a regrettable turn of events. I’ve enjoyed Harry’s Law, though I question some of the changes instituted during the second season. (Why, for instance, was the lovely Hillary Snow booted in favor of the wooden Mark Valley? It boggles the mind.) I hope Kelley can persuade NBC execs that Harry’s Law deserves a stay of execution.
But that’s not the case for David Kelley, executive producer of the legal drama “Harry's Law,” starring Kathy Bates as a crusty shoot-from-the-hip defender of lost causes. Although “Harry's Law” is averaging almost 9 million viewers this season, it is hardly a lock to return to NBC’s lineup next fall.
That’s because “Harry's Law” has the wrong 9 million viewers. Among adults ages 18 to 49, “Harry’s Law” has a rating of 1.4, or 1.75 million people, which is very low by industry standards.
“Word seems to be out that we’re a show for old people,” Kelley said.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Things aren’t looking good for Harry’s Law, the NBC-TV legal drama that debuted just over a year ago. Here’s the lowdown from the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog:
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