'Harry's Law' Finale Bumped Out Of May Sweeps For 'America's Got Talent' Repeat

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May 17th, 2012

After canceling Harry's Law, NBC has now bumped the show's season finale, which was scheduled for May 20, to May 27 which gets it out of the May primetime sweeps period, in favor of a repeat of America's Got Talent.

It's also bumping an episode of The Firm on May 19 for AGT repeats, but does anyone care? (cricket).

via NBC press release:

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

(X) "EPISODE 1"

05/19/2012 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Saturday) : NBC’S HIT TALENT COMPETITION SERIES RETURNS WITH NEW JUDGE HOWARD STERN

The series returns for its seventh season with outspoken, unedited radio personality, television host and author Howard Stern joining the experienced and talented judge dais, alongside comedian, TV host and producer Howie Mandel and daytime TV host, reality producer and music manager Sharon Osbourne. Actor, producer and comedian Nick Cannon returns as host. The two-hour premiere kicks off with auditions in Los Angeles and St. Louis. With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing performers from across the country, all vying for their chance to win America's heart - and the $1 million prize.

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

(X) "EPISODE 2"

05/20/2012 (07:00PM - 09:00PM) (Sunday) : ALL-NEW AUDITION EPISODE IN TOP-RATED SUMMER SERIES

Celebrity judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern continue with auditions in San Francisco. Nick Cannon hosts this variety competition series which features a colorful array of hopeful future stars as they compete for a chance to win a $1 million prize and become the most talented act in America.

"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT"

(X) "EPISODE 3"

05/24/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Thursday) : AUDITIONS COME TO NEW YORK CITY IN TOP-RATED SUMMER SERIES

Auditions shot on-location in theaters across the nation continue in New York as Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Howard Stern determine which acts are worthy of the $1 million prize in this top-rated summer series. Nick Cannon hosts.

Danielle Dusky

"HARRY'S LAW"

(X) "TBA"

05/26/2012 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Saturday) :

Nikki Lichterman

"The Firm"

(X) "CHAPTER SEVENTEEN"

05/26/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Saturday) : As Mitch (Josh Lucas) represents a young woman charged with solicitation, he discovers she has a much more dangerous secret. Meanwhile, Abby (Molly Parker) and Claire (Natasha Calis) take a trip to Kentucky to visit Abby’s parents, but is reconciliation possible after ten years? Callum Keith Rennie and Juliette Lewis also star. Tricia Helfer guest stars.

"The Firm"

(X) "CHAPTER EIGHTEEN"

05/26/2012 (10:00PM - 11:00PM) (Saturday) : MAKING AMENDS -- When Mitch (Josh Lucas) defends a renowned novelist accused of murder, his client’s famously unstable nature threatens to destroy the case. Back in her hometown, Abby (Molly Parker) forms a bond with Dr. Wilson (guest star David Conrad, "Ghost Whisperer") that goes beyond the normal doctor-patient relationship. Callum Keith Rennie and Natasha Calis also star.

Akiva Griffith

"Dateline NBC"

(X) "SU2136"

05/27/2012 (07:00PM - 08:00PM) (Sunday) :

"HARRY'S LAW"

(X) "ONWARD AND UPWARD"

05/27/2012 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Sunday) : JEAN SMART ("SAMANTHA WHO") GUEST STARS - HARRY’S EX-HUSBAND IS FOUND DEAD; WITH TOMMY’S HELP HARRY MUST DEFEND A MAN WHO’S SUSPECTED OF MURDERING HIS EX-WIFE WHILE OLIVER FIGHTS AGAINST AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN COURT – Harry’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. Elsewhere, Oliver (Mark Valley) tries to rope Cassie (Karen Olivo) into representing a student who is suing the Law School that denied her entrance because they practice affirmative action. Other romantic entanglements are tested when Adam (Nate Corddry) is pitted against Phoebe (Justine Lupe) after he takes on the case of a man fired for constantly popping his false teeth in and out of his mouth.

Nikki Lichterman

 
  • Max

    I have a question though. It airs in Canada the Friday before it airs in US. Will Canada still air it this Friday as planned will they move it to? How does that work?

  • Nick

    Thats too bad. The firm was a good show.

  • Jack

    @Max: Of course! It’s will still air in Canada on this Friday.

  • DW

    thats funny. its the last show.and it gets bumped.

  • Dan

    NBC you’ve aired 33 low rated Harry’s Law episodes, you cant just air one more this sunday and put the show out of its misery (pun intended)? And maybe doubling up on The Firm would get rid of it quicker. Also why would they renew Rock Center for next year.

  • Ram510

    Wow, they just don’t care anymore

  • psychic

    Nope. No one does care about The Firm.

  • Ultima

    @Nick
    Thats too bad. The firm was a good show.

    It is still on, just being preempted like it has been numerous times this season. It should finish in late June, maybe July.

    @Dan
    Also why would they renew Rock Center for next year.

    It’s very cheap, they have a lot of schedule to fill, and they think it will grow in time and pair up nicely with Dateline.

    I don’t thik it will last. This has been tried repeatedly before by the big 3 and only ABC has managed to have two successful primetime newsmagazines on at once.

  • Flame

    Well, that is just like adding insult to injury.

  • deejean

    Harry’s Law is the best drama/comedy on public television. ONLY reason I watched NBC…too bad the public can’t cancel the NBC Executives.

  • MOM2

    Showing on my DVR is Canada the other day….now it is gone. Love the firm too.

  • Ultima

    @deejean
    too bad the public can’t cancel the NBC Executives.

    If the public, or you, had stepped up to help finance the show and make up for its low ratings, it might still be on the air!

  • brian

    the Firm was bumped from 5/19 not 5/20….

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    ‘the Firm was bumped from 5/19 not 5/20….”

    Thanks. Fixed.

  • Kenny

    NBC couldn`t do the DECENT thing no of course not they had to screw with the only show on the schedule that should have NEVER been canceled…DAMN THEM…DAMN NBC!!!!!!!!!

  • Melanie

    Well, Bill, since you’ve reported this news — it must be all TVBN’s fault that NBC is trying to salvage what’s left of its sweeps ratings — in the 18-49 demo.

  • Andy

    I started watching the Firm about midway through the season and it was well done. It was filling my fix for a “24” type of show. The only two new shows on NBC that I watched were The Firm and Awake and they are both cancelled!

  • Ultima

    @Kenny
    NBC couldn`t do the DECENT thing

    The AGT repeat makes sense, it will pull bigger numbers and possibly draw a different set of viewers to the show as the summer season is starting.

    TV is a business. You should probably accept this at some point.

  • justin

    YOU SUCK NBC. It’s ok, NBC won’t be around as a network for much longer. At some point Comcast is going to cut off the flow of money to NBC and shift it to the other, stronger and growing networks Comcast owns, like Bravo, USA, hell even the SyFy channel is more stable than NBC.

  • Ultima

    @justin
    It’s ok, NBC won’t be around as a network for much longer

    Where do people come up with this stuff?

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