“They disrespected us, and our seven to 11 million viewers,” the thesp angrily said to the TCA journos. “They treated us like shit and kicked us to the curb.”
The David E. Kelley drama, which bowed on NBC in January 2011 and starred Bates, was canceled after two seasons on the net. It averaged around 11.5 million viewers during its first run, and just under 9 million during its second. Show was also picked up several Emmy noms.
“I think they’re getting what they deserve this year,” Bates continued, referring to NBC’s slumping ratings and difficulty in launching new dramas. “Thank you.”
Bates, who also recurred on NBC’s “The Office” stars on the third season of FX anthology “American Horror Story.”