David E. Kelley's courtroom dramedy, Harry's Law, has a special guest, or client, in its second season return next Wednesday. After the brief holiday hiatus, the show's 2012 premiere has a great guest star lined up and one that comes with some added significance if you've been following the television development drama of the past year. It's no secret that the much touted, David Kelley Wonder Woman pilot didn't take off but that doesn't mean the show runner can't have a little fun (at his own expense) and bring her, thanks to the lovely Erica Durance, to his successful series.
A great way to kick off the new year, Kelley decided to write in a character / client who dresses up as Wonder Woman in order to bring men who abuse women to justice. Vigilante justice anyways, which isn't exactly legal and therefore why Durance's Annie Bilson winds up at the firm. Of course, Erica Durance is no stranger to superheroes as she spent more than a few seasons on The CW's Smallville (as the iconic Lois Lane), even once appearing in the famous garb of the Amazonian Princess.
However, for this appearance the costume will be an exact replica of the one designed for the failed series starring Adrienne Palicki. I don't want to sound like a jerk but I actually think that Durance looks better in the outfit and might have made a great Wonder Woman herself. Then again, Palicki looks all kinds of awesome in the newest G.I. Joe 2 trailer. Either way, it doesn't really matter much since this is all the Wonder Woman we'll be seeing for a little while. Take a look at the picture, which debuted on TVGuide.com, and decide for yourself... Palicki or Durance?
Harry's Law returns Wednesday, January 11 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC. It stars Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Brittany Snow, Christopher McDonald, Karen Olivio and Mark Valley. It was created by David. E. Kelley.
Official synopsis from NBC (press release),
Harry (Kathy Bates) and Tommy (Chris McDonald), in the midst of duck hunting, discover that the owner of the hunting preserve has been covertly housing a gorilla. Swayed by the gorilla's incredible intelligence and gentle demeanor, Harry agrees to help. Meanwhile, Adam (Nate Corddry) and Cassie (Karen Olivo) represent Annie Bilson (Erica Durance), a young lady who seeks vigilante justice against men who abuse women by dressing up as Wonder Woman.