Harry's Law

Harry's Law, created by David E. Kelley, was a comedy-drama which aired on NBC. It ran for twelve episodes in its first season. The show was renewed for a second season which consisted of twenty-two episodes. The season two finale aired in late May of 2012. NBC will not be renewing Harry's Law for a third season.

Kathy Bates starred as a recently fired patent lawyer named Harriet Korn. The series began with a seemingly jaded Harry finding passion for law again in the form of criminal defense. She and a handful of associates practiced law in an office located in a shoe store which was ran by her assistant Jenna Backstrom. As the second season began, Harry's firm moved to a larger office upstairs.

Despite Harry's abrasive, world-weary disposition, she took a genuine interest in her accused clients and worked toward proving their innocence with heartfelt sincerity. She even hired one of her clients Aml as a paralegal after he attempted suicide due to drug possession charges.

Other supporting characters on the show included a young arrogant attorney named Adam Branch and a semi-famous plaintiff's attorney named Tommy Jefferson. Plots involving relationships and romantic triangles amongst various attorneys, paralegals and assistants were interwoven throughout the series.

Kathy Bates's portrayal of Harry led to her nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in 2011. After NBC's announcement of cancellation, fans on Facebook and other social media outlets created petitions and fanpages in an effort to revive the show.

2 Seasons, 34 Episodes
January 17, 2011
Cast: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald, Karen Olivo
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Harry's Law Full Episode Guide

  • Harry's ex-husband died unexpectedly leaving her to plan the funeral.

  • Harry looks at an old case when she learns a gang member who has wrongly been convicted of killing a cop is being sentenced to death.

  • Harry and Adam help Phoebe with her case on an entire college marching band being charged with murder after there's a hazing and a student is killed.

  • Harry represents a juror that took off in the middle of jury duty on a high profile murder case.

  • Harry's battle with her former boss escalates when she endangers her firm. In order to win, the team must strut down the catwalk at an annual Spring Gala. Meanwhile, Phoebe helps defend a high school girl who faces felony drug trafficking charges for dealing the Morning After pill.

  • Tommy helps Harry defend the firm from a past client that claims Harry took advantage of his mental condition.

  • Harry's neighbor is accused of being a sex offender and she needs Harry's help to prove her innocence.

  • Harry defends a principal expelling a student with out of control outbursts.

  • Harry and Adam defend a man who claims cigarettes killed his wife. Meanwhile, Cassie represents a woman who is scared of her seemingly sweet ex-husband. Elsewhere, Tommy calls on Oliver for help with his girlfriend, who is suing him for "Sex under False Pretenses."

  • Harry, Cassie and Adam represent a 21-year-old that was dying of kidney failure and illegally bought a kidney from a willing donor.

  • While duck hunting, Harry and Tomm discover that the owner of the hunting preserve has been hiding a gorilla. Swayed by the gorilla's incredible intelligence and gentle demeanor, Harry agrees to help. Meanwhile, Adam and Cassie represent Annie Bilson, a young lady who seeks vigilante justice against men who abuse women by dressing up as Wonder Woman.

  • A mother is accused of killing her baby boy who had a debilitating disorder and no hope of a cure.

  • Harry and Adam fight in behalf of parents whose son died from a concussive blow while playing on his high school football team.

  • Harry tries to mediate when Oliver and Cassie butt heads over an emotional case.

  • Harry goes on vacation and has her Mercedes Benz impounded for violating their "Buy American" law. Harry with Oliver fight the small town's law.

  • Former prosecutor Josh Peyton is accused of aiding and abetting a kidnapper. Harry and Adam defend him.

  • Harry tangles with a righteous preacher and Adam defends an internet vixen. Jason Alexander guest stars.

  • A teenage girl known as "Snark Queen" outs a closeted lesbian classmate on her blog which makes the girl commit suicide. Harry and Ollie defend the "Snark Queen." Tommy accepts a life insurance policy as payment from a now-dead cancer patient and Adam takes him to court over it.

  • Adam preps Eric's daughter for her testimony as Harry worries about Cassie's cross-examination of a key witness. Ollie disagrees with Harry over what's in the best interest of their client while D.A. Roseanna Remmick goes to great lengths to get a guilty verdict.

  • Harry proceeds with Eric's case after the charges against her are dropped.

  • Against her better judgment, Harry decides to defend Eric Sanders, a man accused of savagely killing his wife. She takes the case at the request of a hot shot attorney from the same firm that fired her a year ago.

  • Harry defends Josh Peyton when he is charged with breaking and entering, and assault following his mental breakdown.

  • Harry defends an old colleague, Lou Drummond, who shot his business partner during a stand-off in which both lawyers drew guns.

  • Harry teams up with Marty Slumach, an old boyfriend, for an armed robbery case, but she has trouble defending the accused because she doubts his innocence.

  • Harry tries to persuade an Iraq War vet to release his wife from the basement without involving police. Ann Cusack and Guillermo Diaz guest star.

  • Adam is stunned when he observes a gang related drive-by shooting and watches when a teen vigilante street doctor cares for the victim before the paramedics arrive.

  • After much persuasion by Tommy, Harry agrees to help him defend four albinos seeking asylum in the U.S. from the dangers of albino hunters in their native Tanzania.

  • Harry and Malcolm mediate a gang war; the firm defends a man who lost his job because he was too old.

  • When Harry discovers her client is guilty, she reveals he is responsible to the jury.

  • Harry is worried about Malcolm's association with Tommy and their lawsuit.

  • Harry defends an impoverished 87-year-old woman who commits armed robbery to buy food. In an attempt to impress a beautiful woman, Adam takes on an unlikely case in which he must argue in favor of a laundromat owner's strict "one-child only" policy for his employees, but is shaken when opposing counsel is none other than flamboyant media hog Tommy Jefferson.

  • In the premiere episode, once-successful patent attorney Harriet Korn is fired and decides to begin anew with her own practice. With the help of her happy-go-lucky secretary, Jenna, she sets up shop in an abandoned shoe store in a rough section of Cincinnati. Her first case is to defend Malcolm Davies, a troubled young man, facing his third drug offense. Meanwhile, up-and-coming attorney Adam Branch joins the firm, and defends a "private security officer" after he shoots a man who is attempting to rob a laundromat.

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