Series boosts actor from recurring

Christopher McDonald has become a regular on the NBC drama “Harry’s Law.”

The actor, who has been recurring on the Kathy Bates starrer, plays Thomas “Tommy” Jefferson, an often rival attorney who is friends with Bates’ attorney.

“Harry’s Law,” from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV, premiered at midseason for NBC and drew strong enough numbers to earn a 9 p.m. Wednesday timeslot on the Peacock’s fall schedule.

Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more