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Kathy Bates is still not happy about 'Harry's Law' being canceled

Don't expect Kathy Bates to be popping up on NBC anytime in the near future.The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress stars on FX's "American Horror Story: Coven" this fall. At the show's TCA press tour session Friday (Aug. 2), she was asked if it took a show like "AHS" to bring her back to TV after the way her last series ended.That was "Harry's Law," which was canceled last year after two seasons. It had pretty strong total-audience numbers (8.8 million viewers) but was among NBC's lowest-ranking shows in the 18-49 demographic, which is the network's priority.Bates did not shy away from criticizing that way of thinking. "I think they treated us like s***," she says. "They disrespected us and our 7 to 11 million viewers, and they're getting what they deserve.""AHS: Coven" is scheduled to premiere in October on FX.... //

David E. Kelley on 'Harry's Law' cancellation: 'It's still hard to make sense of that'

David E. Kelley is as sorry as anyone that "Harry's Law" is no more.The NBC legal drama that earned title star Kathy Bates an Emmy nomination had its loyalists, many of whom haven't given up on the show returning in some form. Creator and executive producer Kelley has a new project -- his TNT medical series "Monday Mornings" is a collaboration with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta that premieres Monday, Feb. 4 -- but he understands and appreciates the "Harry's Law" mourning."There a lot of things I think we could have done better with that show," Kelley tells Zap2it, "but it's still hard to fathom that we were their top-rated scripted show ... or close to it, depending on whose data you look at. It was either us or 'Smash.' That it wasn't good enough because our viewers were too old, it's still hard to make sense of that.RELATED: 2011-2012 Canceled TV Shows"My feelings are compounded... //

Kathy Bates on Recovering From a Double Mastectomy: I Miss Harry's Law More Than My Breasts

Kathy Bates is in good spirits after revealing she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy. "Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy," the actress tweeted on Wednesday. "I don't miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry's Law. ;-) Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y'all kept me going." //

TV ratings: NASCAR drives FOX to a Sunday win, 'Harry's Law' ends quietly

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 27, 2012FOX's coverage of the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night gave the network a ratings win, and it lapped the field in the 18-49 demographic.Elsewhere, "Harry's Law" bowed out quietly for NBC, and CBS continued to burn off its canceled cop show "NYC 22."FOX averaged 6.9 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/6 share in households for the night with its live sports coverage (the numbers will likely change some in the final nationals). CBS (4.6 million, 3.1/6) came in second, followed by NBC (4.2 million, 2.8/5) and ABC (3 million, 1.9/4)In the adults 18-49 rating, FOX's 2.1 rating equaled the combined total of the other three nets. NBC took second with a 0.8, while ABC averaged 0.7 and CBS 0.6.... //

Harry’s Law Series Finale 2012 “Onward And Upward”

Harry’s Law  series finale "Onward And Upward" Season 2 Episode 22 airs Sunday May 27 2012 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis :  arry’s (Kathy Bates) ex-husband is found dead with no one to claim the body, burdening her with planning the funeral which to her surprise stirs up more emotion than she anticipated. Meanwhile, with Tommy’s (Chris McDonald ) help, Harry agrees to represent a man publicly named a person of interest  in the murder of his ex-wife. Read More... //  

‘Are You There Chelsea?’, ‘Awake’, ‘Bent’, ‘Best Friends Forever’ and ‘Harry’s Law’ Cancelled by NBC

Amid the flurry of renewals and cancellation  announced earlier in the week  by all of the major networks, NBC quietly passed out a handful of pink slips to some of their current programming. The casualties include the sitcoms  Are You There Chelsea ?  that starred Laura Prepon in the adaptation of the Chelsea  Handler book;  Bent , the overlooked comedy that starred Amanda Peet and David Walton and  Best Friends Forever , the little-seen laugher that starred Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. [Source:  TV Line ] Read More... //  

Harry’s Law “The Whole Truth” Season 2 Episode 21

Harry’s Law  "The Whole Truth" Season 2  Episode 21 airs Sunday May 13 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  x-girlfriend, but when the jury finds him "not guilty," the victim’s brother (Jon Bernthal) and father snap, holding the courtroom hostage and demanding a retrial at gunpoint. Meanwhile, Tommy (Chris McDonald) and Phoebe (Justine Lupe) attempt to establish communication with Harry and Adam (Nate Corddry) inside the volatile courtroom. Elsewhere, an old friend of Cassie’s (Karen Olivo) desperately needs her help after he and his brother get into a major car accident . Mark Valley also stars. Read More... //  

TV ratings: 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Desperate Housewives' top Sunday in adults 18-49

Fast National ratings for Sunday, May 6, 2012The season finale of "The Amazing Race" helped CBS win the total-viewer race in Sunday's ratings, but ABC scored a demographic win thanks to "Once Upon a Time" and "Desperate Housewives," which improved significantly in its second-to-last week on the air.CBS averaged 9.3 million viewers and a 5.7 rating/9 share in households for the night, beating out ABC's 7.8 million, 4.6/8. NBC (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in third. FOX trailed with 4.1 million viewers and a 2.3/4.ABC led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.4 rating. CBS came in second with a 2.0, just beating FOX's 1.9. NBC drew a 1.3 for fourth.... //

Harry’s Law “Class War” Season 2 Episode 20

Harry’s Law  "Class War" Season 2 Episode  20 airs Sunday May 6 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis:  Harry (Kathy Bates) is forced to re-visit an old case when Malcolm (Aml Ameen) returns with distressing news about a gang member who has wrongly been convicted of killing a cop and is sentenced to death. Meanwhile, Adam (Nate Corddry) and Phoebe (Justine Lupe) defend the British owner of a quaint tea shop in a rough part of town who authorities  realize stole multiple works of art back in his  homeland . With little time to prepare, Adam must improvise a plan to prevent this changed man from being extradited back to Britain. Chris McDonald, Karen Olivo and Mark Valley also star. Read More... //  

Harry’s Law “And The Band Played On” Season 2 Episode 19

Harry’s Law  "And The Band Played On" Season 2  Episode 19 airs Sunday April 29 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET). Episode Synopsis :  Harry’s Law "And The Band Played On" Season 2 Episode 19 – Harry (Kathy Bates) and Adam (Nate Corddry) agree to help Phoebe (Justine Lupe) in a complicated case where an entire college marching band is being charged with murder after a hazing ritual goes wrong leaving a student dead. Elsewhere, Tommy (Christopher McDonald) enlists the help of Cassie (Karen Olivo) and Oliver (Mark Valley) to represent a man who claims he was sexually assaulted by a woman. Read More... //