One of the NBC shows that’s been on the bubble got a sign of encouragement from NBC programmers when they ordered 6 more scripts for the series.
"Despite matching the performance of the canceled ‘Playboy Club’ in the demo, NBC isn’t giving up on" ‘Harry’s Law," writes our good friend James Hibberd at EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
Hibberd added, "Airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. against comedy hit Modern Family and reality show The X Factor, as well as veteran Criminal Minds, the most recent episode delivered 8.2 million viewers (pretty decent) and a 1.2 adults 18-49 demo rating (yikes)."
But, as Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com notes, " the show received some good news on [Monday, Oct. 10, 2011,] when it got a 42% lift in Live+7 to a 1.7 demo rating."
Furthermore, as Hibberd notes, "Another factor [in the additional script order] is NBC’s inventory. You can only cancel a show if you’re ready to replace it, and NBC has other fish to fry after axing ‘Playboy’ (whose slot was filled, for now, with ‘Prime Suspect’ repeats) and ‘Free Agents’ (‘Whitney’ repeats)."
"Harry’s Law" features Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates and is from the pen of David E. Kelley.