'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

 
  • Gary

    Ultima,

    I think Ultima needs to either get a life or go on a date. Seems like some creepy dude sitting in his basement at his parents house just blasting people’s opinions and ideas. It isnt hard to sit back and pick people’s opinions apart without any intellectual material to push the argument forward. So I say to you, get out of your parents basement, maybe go on a date, and I promise your mood and loneliness will improve. A woman will do you wonders my friend

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Gary

    When one person’s comment calls for a network to do “the decent thing” and another person parrots foolish claims of a network’s eminent demise what “intellectual material” is required to “push the argument forward”?

    I am sure Ultima could have let them pass without comment (as I am sure Ultima does the vast majority of idiotic assertions made in this public forum) but sometimes a comment is so stupid that it trumps the restraint of (pen, tongue) keyboard rule.

    The parents basement putdown/allegation is so old, tired and unoriginal does anybody even chuckle at it anymore?

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Mom!!!!!!
    Bring me down a 2 liter of tonic when you come down to do my wash.
    ;-)

  • David Howell

    As if we needed more proof that old viewers really don’t pay the bills for broadcast networks.

  • cc

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

    And you should probably accept that a business that doesn’t respect its customers doesn’t stay around long either. A business without customers is called a failure. Failing businesses don’t make money, they bleed money.

    As for a AGT repeat pulling in better numbers. Yea right.

  • Loving Lost Girl

    I have followed Harry’s Law for the last two seasons…even when they kept changing the day of the week. I am in the 18 – 49 year group, but I’m only an Army of One. Wish TNT would pick up the series, but probably wishful thinking on my part.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “And you should probably accept that a business that doesn’t respect its customers doesn’t stay around long either. A business without customers is called a failure. Failing businesses don’t make money, they bleed money.”

    You continue to fail to recognize that *you* are *not* a customer of the broadcast networks, the advertisers are the customers and they want to pay for adults 18-49 viewers.

    Adults 18-49 viewers are the PRODUCT of the broadcast networks.

  • Freddy Arrow

    Why is this bothering anyone? OK, so the last episode is a week later. What does it matter?

  • justin

    I just find it funny that the advertisers want 18-49 demo’s to sell their stuff to. Only problem with that is, a growing number of 18-49 year olds have no jobs or any prospects of a job. In another 10 years they will be living with the “old” people the advertisers don’t care about.

  • pete5125

    18-49 year olds have not decided that Tide is the only detergent they will ever buy, people over 49 get set in their ways and are only going to buy what has worked for them for years…so advertising to someone over that age that ERA is the best detergent on earth and they need to use it for now on will not work.

    Other items such as movies and music are the same way since very few movies and music artist are presuing in older audience.

    So that is the rational

  • waltraud warwick

    I believe that the excutives all of them should be fire the only thing I now watch on NBC is the morning show with matt lauer and the evening news with brian william I hope and pray that NBC will not be around much longer I boycott CBS in 2010 when they cancelled Ghost Whisperer and now I will boycott NBC

  • DTravel

    The Cancellation Bear always gets the last laugh, and meal.

  • brenda murray

    the firm is a great show,if u want to cancel something start with some of the reality shows

  • Debbie

    My husband & I have watched Harry’s Law from the first time it came on. We loved watching the show
    every time it came on. Why don’t NBC leave the programs alone and fine other stupid ones to take off.
    I am so tired of getting use to a program to have it took off for some stupid reason.
    Bring Harry’s Law back on.

  • Shirley Dye

    I am really sad you are cancelling Harry’s Law. It is my favorite show. You never gave it a chance.

  • Shirley Dye

    You are cancelling Harry’s Law for a repeat of America’s Got Talent. Are you crazy? It is not even worth watching the first time and you are repeating it????

  • Tom

    Did it ever occur to the geniuses at NBC that maybe the reason (or at least a contributing reason) to the low ratings for Harry’s Law and The Firm is simply because they keep jerking viewers around with all the postponements and re-scheduling? I’m actively trying to keep up with each broadcast episode of both those shows; but I’ve got to say, it sure is hard as hell to do that.

    @Bill:
    While it may be true that the network’s “customers” are really the advertisers – not the viewers – it is also true (as you said) that the “product” that the networks are selling are those very same viewers. And if NBC is driving audience numbers down with their mismanaged programming, then NBC the has a pretty weak “product” offering. If I’m the customer/advertiser, I’m going to spend my advertising dollars elsewhere – with a network that makes a real effort to keep and grow their audience, not drive viewers away. You’re right. TV is a business; and it’s all about the numbers. And right now, NBC’s viewer numbers are looking like crap (and getting worse with each new programming “tweak”).

  • cat derpledge

    I really enjoyed Harry’s Law. Kathy Bates is a fantasti actress. I’ll never look at America’s got talent as long as howard stern is on it.

  • mary

    I’m so sick of stupid reality shows. Harry’s Law was a good show, and you cancel it and then postpone the series finale for america got talent. No wonder you’re in last place in ratings!!! Time for programming chiefs.
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  • Beth

    Harrys law is a damn good show. The writing is great. The cases are interesting. I hate that it is canceled. What is wrong with NBC? Move the show to a different night.

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