January 6, 2011
The Defenders, while struggling in the ratings, has already earned a full season pickup. However chances for a second season remain doubtful at this point in time, as the show is currently CBS' lowest-rated non-Friday drama.
With the legal drama moving to Fridays - also not a good sign - one of the show's stars is hopeful for its chances. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Jerry O'Connell stated, "CBS tends to do very well with Friday nights. I know Blue Bloods has been there and done quite well."
He continued on, "...CBS knows what they're doing. I'm not going to tell them what to do. You know better than I do!"
(Source: TV by the Numbers)