Harry's Law

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Harry's Law
Also known asKindreds
GenreLegal drama
Comedy-drama
FormatSerial drama
Created byDavid E. Kelley
StarringKathy Bates
Nate Corddry
Brittany Snow
Aml Ameen
Karen Olivo
Mark Valley
Christopher McDonald
Justine Lupe
Theme music composerThe Transcenders
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)David E. Kelley
Bill D'Elia
Location(s)Cincinnati (Ohio)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Bonanza Productions Inc.
David E. Kelley Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runJanuary 17, 2011 (2011-01-17) – May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27)
External links
Website
 
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Harry's Law
Also known asKindreds
GenreLegal drama
Comedy-drama
FormatSerial drama
Created byDavid E. Kelley
StarringKathy Bates
Nate Corddry
Brittany Snow
Aml Ameen
Karen Olivo
Mark Valley
Christopher McDonald
Justine Lupe
Theme music composerThe Transcenders
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes34 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)David E. Kelley
Bill D'Elia
Location(s)Cincinnati (Ohio)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Bonanza Productions Inc.
David E. Kelley Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runJanuary 17, 2011 (2011-01-17) – May 27, 2012 (2012-05-27)
External links
Website

Harry's Law is an American legal comedy-drama television series created by David E. Kelley, which ran from January 17, 2011 to May 27, 2012.[1]

On May 12, 2011, NBC renewed the show for a second season,[2] which premiered Wednesday September 21, 2011.[3] NBC ordered six additional scripts for the second season on October 11, 2011.[4] Later NBC ordered a full season with 22 episodes. On May 11, 2012, NBC announced the series would not be picked up for a third season.[5]

Plot[edit]

Harry's Law revolves around Harriet Korn, a recently fired patent lawyer, and her group of associates as they come together to form a unique law firm in a rundown shoe store in Cincinnati. In the second season, the practice is moved upstairs to a larger office with the help of prestigious lawyer and friend Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Reception[edit]

The show has met with mixed reviews with a score of 48 out of 100 from Metacritic.[7] In a particularly positive review of the pilot, Ed Bark called it "an improbably entertaining outing." [8]

Ratings[edit]

The first episode opened with 11.07 million viewers and a second-place 2.2 rating/6 share among adults 18–49 at 10 p.m., building from the second episode of The Cape (viewers: #3, 6.19 million; A18–49: #3t, 1.8/ 4 at 9 p.m.) by 4.85 million viewers and 17 percent in the demo.[9]

American ratings[edit]

SeasonEpisodesTime slot (EST)Original airingRankViewers
(in millions)
Season premiereSeason finaleTV season
112Monday 10:00 PMJanuary 17, 2011April 4, 20112011#2811.65[10]
222Wednesday 9:00 PM (2011-2012)
Sunday 8:00 PM (2012)
September 21, 2011May 27, 20122011–12#528.92[11]

Development and production[edit]

This is the first television series that Kelley has not co-produced with 20th Century Fox Television—instead, the series is co-produced with Warner Bros. Television. On May 14, 2010, NBC officially announced that it was picking up the series.[6] Harry's Law was held as a midseason replacement and premiered in January 2011 replacing the now-cancelled Chase. In an attempt to make the show more realistic, producers decided to explore Cincinnati more thoroughly in the second season and have included an actual Cincinnati business (Arnold's Bar and Grill) as a part of the show.[12][13]

Cancellation and campaign efforts[edit]

Following the cancellation of the series, supporters banded together on Facebook in an effort to bring Harry's Law back to television. The campaign was launched on May 13, 2012, titled 'Save Harry's Law.'

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2011, at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards, Kathy Bates was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series; Paul McCrane won for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.[14]

YearAssociationCategoryResult
201163rd Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Kathy BatesNominated
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series — Paul McCraneWon
2012Gracie Allen AwardsOutstanding DramaWon
18th Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series — Kathy BatesNominated
201264th Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Kathy BatesNominated
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series — Jean SmartNominated

International distribution[edit]

CountryChannelPremiere date
Australia AustraliaNine NetworkMarch 6, 2011
Belgium BelgiumRTBFMarch 23, 2012
Canada CanadaGlobal Television Network
City
Colombia ColombiaWarner ChannelJuly 18, 2011
Germany GermanySat.1July 5, 2012
Greece GreeceNova Cinema 1
Nova Cinema HD
October 7, 2011[15]
Hong Kong Hong KongTVB PearlApril 2, 2012[16]
Republic of Ireland IrelandUniversal ChannelOctober 10, 2011[17]
Israel IsraelHOT Family
Japan JapanWOWOWDecember 25, 2011[18]
New Zealand New ZealandTV OneOctober 12, 2011[19]
United Kingdom United KingdomUniversal ChannelOctober 10, 2011[17]
Italy ItalyMediaset PremiumMay 4, 2012
Finland FinlandMTV3November 6, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NBC Announces New Mid-Season Schedule". The Futon Critic. November 15, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 12, 2011). "UPDATE: NBC Renews 'Parenthood' & 'Harry's Law'". Deadline. Mail.com Media Corp. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Upcoming Shows". Retrieved August 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/10/11/nbc-orders-6-more-scripts-for-harrys-law/106977/
  5. ^ Gorman, Bill (May 15, 2012). "NBC Renew/Cancel Wrap: 'Harry's Law,' 'Awake,' 'Best Friends Forever,' 'Are You There, Chelsea?' Canceled; 'Community,' '30 Rock,' 'Whitney,' 'Up All Night' Renewed". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e NBC Adds To New Scripted Lineup With Four New Series -- 'The Cape,' 'Outlaw,' 'Harry's Law' And 'Friends With Benefits' - And Renews 'Chuck' For Fourth Season In 2010-11
  7. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/tv/harrys-law/season-1,
  8. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/tv/harrys-law/
  9. ^ Gorman, Bill (January 19, 2011). "Monday Final Ratings: 'Chuck' Adjusted Up To A Season High, 'Harry's Law,' 'Rules' Also Up; 'House,' 'Mike & Molly' Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2010-11 Season Broadcast Primetime Show Viewership Averages". Tvbythenumbers.com. June 1, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ Gormam, Bill (May 25, 2012). "Complete List Of 2011-12 Season TV Show Viewership: 'Sunday Night Football' Tops, Followed By 'American Idol,' 'NCIS' & 'Dancing With The Stars'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  12. ^ Campbell, Polly. "Cincinnati will get more airtime on 'Harry's Law'". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved July 18, 2011. 
  13. ^ Kiesewetter, John. "'Harry' Law' Gets Cinci-fied". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  14. ^ http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/14/2011-primetime-emmy-nominations-include-boardwalk-empire-game-of-thrones-friday-night-lights-betty-white-and-much-more/97985/
  15. ^ "Novacinema broadcasts Harry's Law". Novacinema Greece. October 7, 2011. Retrieved October 7, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Harry's Law". tvb.com. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  17. ^ a b "Universal extends drama slate". C21media.net. 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  18. ^ "WOWOW coming soon programs". wowow.co.jp. October 24, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Herry's Law – US Legal Drama on TV One". TVNZ. Retrieved October 12, 2011. 

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