October 11, 2011 4:36pm PT by Philiana Ng, Lesley Goldberg
'Harry's Law' Receives Order for Six Additional Scripts
NBC is giving Harry's Law a vote of confidence.
The Kathy Bates-led legal drama has been given an order of six additional scripts for its second season. When the hourlong series launched last year, it was a midseason replacement, airing for 13 episodes.
Harry's Law, featuring new additions Mark Valley and Jean Smart, has been struggling as of late in the ratings, averaging 7.9 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 in its Wednesday at 9 p.m. time slot thus far this season. When Live+3 numbers are factored in, the most recent episode of Harry's Law rose 33 percent in the demo to a 1.6 rating.
The extra script orders is good news for the David E. Kelley-created drama, as NBC recently axed rookie shows Free Agents and The Playboy Club, slotting Brian Williams' Rock Center as a replacement for the latter.