NBC's mid-season schedule has a little Hmm... ("Harry's Law") and a dash of Huh?!? ("The Cape").
"The Cape" may surprise us all, but it looks downright silly. A cop is framed for a crime and disappears, presumed dead by his family and coworkers. He then takes on the identity of a comic book hero to fight crime anonymously. Okaaaaay... "Harry's Law" is another legal drama from David E. Kelley. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of his shows ("Boston Legal," "Private Practice," "Ally McBeal") and this one could be good -- it has Kathy Bates, after all. Kelley isn't afraid to build shows around older actors ("Boston Legal" starred William Shatner and Candice Bergen) and Bates looks good as a burned out, hot shot patent lawyer who starts over as a defense attorney. This feels like a show I will like, but one I maybe shouldn't get attached to. (VIDEOS BELOW)
They're also launching "Friends with Benefits" and "Perfect Couples" (both sitcoms), "The Paul Reiser Show" (Reiser plays himself), "Next," and "America's Next Great Restaurant." (That "Rockford Files" reboot with Dermot Mulrooney must have been awful if NBC picked up all this stuff but left that on the shelf.)
NOTE: NBC is also holding their Thursday night sitcom "Parks & Recreation" till midseason, but the network insists holding it till 2011 isn't a commentary on their confidence in the show. "Parks & Rec" actually started shooting its third season immediately after wrapping the second season because of star Amy Poehler's pregnancy. She's due to deliver her baby this summer and will resume filming after taking maternity leave. But it's coming back, don't worry.
Now, watch some trailers!