Harry's Law Sneak Peeks: Kathy Bates Stars in New Legal Drama

Kathy Bates will be playing the title character in NBC's newest legal drama, Harry's Law, which will be premiering on January 17 at 10:00 p.m.  Below are six sneak peeks from the pilot episode. KATHY BATES STARS IN THE PREMIERE OF QUIRKY LEGAL DRAMA SERIES "HARRY'S LAW" Read more...

HARRY’S LAW “Pilot” Episode 1 Photos

Check out photos from the new NBC show HARRY’S LAW Episode 1 titled “Pilot” which airs Monday January 17 at 10pm on NBC. Episode Synopsis: With the help of her secretary, a recently-unemployed attorney sets up her own practice, acquires a new up-and-coming attorney, and defends a man facing his third drug offense. Show Summary: Emmy Award–winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal”) weaves his rich storytelling into a new legal dramedy starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates in the title role — about how people can embrace the unexpected curveballs that life can throw at them. Source & Photos

NBC Announces New Mid-Season Schedule

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - November 15, 2010 - NBC today made several mid-season schedule announcements, including the premiere dates for four new series - the dramas "The Cape" and "Harry's Law," the comedy "Perfect Couples" and the alternative series "America's Next Great Restaurant." The lineup also includes series time period changes for "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "Chase," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Parenthood." Additionally, returning series "Parks and Recreation," "The Biggest Loser: Couples," "Who Do You Think You Are?," "Minute to Win It," "The Marriage Ref" and "The Celebrity Apprentice" resume on the schedule while other moves maximize the amount of original, non-repeat programming on the network. Following are night-by-night details: Mondays The new action-filled drama "The Cape" will premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, January 9 (9-11 p.m. ET). An encore broadcast of the two-hour episode airs Monday, January 10 (9-11 p.m. ET) with new episodes starting in its regular time period on January 17 (9-10 p.m. ET). The highly buzzed-about drama "The Event" returns with a two-hour edition on Monday, February 28 (9-11 p.m. ET) and begins airing in its regular 9-10 p.m. (ET) time slot on March 7. The new drama "Harry's Law" debuts at 10-11 p.m. (ET) starting on January 17. "Parenthood" will return on January 4 with new episodes in its current time period (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET) and will move to Mondays on March 7 at 10-11 p.m. (ET) with original episodes to complete its second season. "Chuck" continues at 8-9 p.m. (ET) on January 17. Tuesdays The new season of "The Biggest Loser: Couples" premieres on Tuesday, January 4 at 8-10 p.m. (ET). "Law & Order: Los Angeles" will move to Tuesdays at 10-11 p.m. (ET) on February 8. Wednesdays Beginning January 5, "Minute to Win It" returns at 8-9 p.m. (ET). The freshman drama "Chase" relocates to a new night and time at 9-10 p.m. (ET) beginning January 12. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" moves to a new time beginning with a two-hour episode from 9-11 p.m. (ET) on January 5 before resuming in its regular time of 10-11 p.m. (ET) the next week. The new alternative series "America's Next Great Restaurant" premieres from 9-10 p.m. (ET) on March 16. Thursdays The new Thursday-night lineup features wall-to-wall comedy beginning January 20 with "Community" at 8-8:30 p.m. (ET) followed at the new comedy "Perfect Couples" at 8:30-9 p.m. (ET). "The Office" continues at 9-9:30 p.m. (ET) and "Parks and Recreation" returns from 9:30-10 p.m. (ET). NBC opens a new hour of humor with "30 Rock" moving to 10-10:30 p.m. (ET) and the freshman series "Outsourced" concludes the night at 10:30-11 p.m. (ET). Fridays The alternative genealogy series "Who Do You Think You Are?" returns on January 21 (8-9 p.m. ET). "Dateline NBC" will return on January 7 (9-11 p.m. ET). Sundays "The Marriage Ref" returns for its second season on March 6 (8-9 p.m. ET) followed by the return of "The Celebrity Apprentice" (9-11 p.m. ET), also on March 6. The premieres of the new January-March program schedule follow in a grid (all times ET); new series are capitalized. MONDAYS 8-9 p.m. - "Chuck" 9-10 p.m. - "THE CAPE" will premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, January 9 (9-11 p.m.). New episodes start in its regular time period on January 17 (9-10 p.m.) 10-11 p.m. - "HARRY'S LAW' (beginning January 17) 9-10 p.m. - "The Event" (returns on February 28, 9-11 p.m.; resumes in its regular time slot March 7) 10-11 p.m. -- "Parenthood" (debuts in this slot March 7 with all originals) TUESDAYS 8-10 p.m. -- "The Biggest Loser: Couples" (beginning January 4) 10-11 p.m. - "Parenthood" (beginning January 4 for four episodes) 10-11 p.m. -- "Law & Order: Los Angeles" (beginning February 8) WEDNESDAYS 8-9 p.m. -- "Minute to Win It" (beginning January 5) 9-10 p.m. -"Chase" (beginning January 12) 10-11 p.m. - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (originals beginning January 5 with two-hour episode, 9-11 p.m. ET) 9-10 p.m. - "AMERICA'S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT" (beginning March 16) THURSDAYS (all beginning January 20) 8-8:30 p.m. - "Community" 8:30-9 p.m. - "PERFECT COUPLES" 9-9:30 p.m. - "The Office" 9:30-10 p.m. - "Parks and Recreation" 10-10:30 p.m. - "30 Rock" 10:30-11 p.m. - "Outsourced" FRIDAYS 8-9 p.m. -- "Who Do You Think You Are?" (beginning January 21) 9-11 p.m. - "Dateline NBC" (beginning January 7) SUNDAYS 7-8 p.m. - "Dateline NBC" 8-9 p.m. - "The Marriage Ref" (beginning March 6) 9-11 p.m. - "The Celebrity Apprentice" (beginning March 6)

HARRY'S LAW on NBC First Look

Take a first look at NBC's new series HARRY'S LAW. After NBC's 2010-2011 primetime TV schedule announcement, it's time to take a closer look at all the new shows that will soon grace our screens. HARRY'S LAW Synopsis: Emmy Award-winning creator David E. Kelley ("The Practice," "Boston Legal") brings his unique storytelling to "Harry's Law," a series about fate and the people it brings together, starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates ("Misery," "About Schmidt"). Harriet (Bates), Matthew (Ben Chaplin, "Me and Orson Wells") and Malcolm (Aml Ameen, "Kidulthood") couldn't be any more different. Harriet is a curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer who, having just been fired from her cushy job, is completely disillusioned with her success and looking for a fresh start. Her world unexpectedly collides with Malcolm's -- a young man trying to figure out life. When he finds out Harriet is a lawyer, he begs her to represent him in an upcoming criminal case. Matthew, a dreamer at heart and also recently fired from his job as a high school teacher, is introduced to Harriet through Malcolm, a previous student of his. When these three cross paths, they realize they're all looking for a fresh start. Now, the most unlikely of people are starting a law practice in the most unlikely of places--a rundown shoe store. "Harry's Law" also stars Brittany Snow ("Hairspray") as Harriet's assistant, Jenna Backstrom and Beatrice Rosen ("Dark Knight") as Eve, a high school French teacher. "Harry's Law" is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television. David E. Kelley ("Boston Legal," "The Practice") and Bill D'Elia ("Boston Legal," "The Practice") serve as executive producers. D'Elia also is the director. Source & Preview