'Harry's Law' Receives Order for Six Additional Scripts

Harry's Law - TV Still Kathy Bates - 2011
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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.

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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.

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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.