The comedy will return for Season 2.
May 20, 2017
NBC announced today that Trial & Error has been renewed for a second season. The comedy premiered this past March, where it garnered generally positive reviews and fared reasonably well ratings-wise as a mid-season performer.
Shot in a mockumentary style, the half-hour series follows an eager New York City lawyer sent to a small Southern town for his first big case. After settling into his makeshift office behind a taxidermy shop, it soon becomes apparent that winning his first big case will not be as easy as he thought, especially when his client has a way of making himself look guilty.
The network has ordered 10 new episodes for Season 2 of Trial & Error, down slightly from the 13 it aired in Season 1. With the main court case its first season all wrapped up, a brand new case will be forthcoming in its sophomore run, which will return in the midseason of 2017-2018.
Time slots and cost to make. This show had one writer who wrote 6 jokes and probably 2 writers who just re worked them for 8 episodes. In the end it probably was cheap to produce so had a low ratings threshold before it became profitable. The time slot it was on was up against the Middle and American Housewives. It would be easy for CBS fans to go watch the less challenging show and make it profitable. Without a laugh track the repeated jokes made it easier for them to tell when to laugh. This show had a low bar to pass and must have just passed it. barely.
I am surprised that it made it
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