LOS ANGELES — A California appeals court has upheld Don Johnson's jury award over profits from the series "Nash Bridges" but trimmed it by more than $8 million.

A divided three-justice panel of the California 2nd District Court of Appeal voted to uphold a verdict that the actor was owed profits from the hit series, but cut its amount from $23.2 million down to $15 million.

Johnson is still eligible to recoup interest on the award, which originally totaled more than $28 million.

Johnson's original 2010 verdict was appealed by the series' producers and financiers.

One justice agreed with the companies that Johnson's verdict should be overturned because his claims were barred by the statute of limitations, but two justices sided with the actor.

"Nash Bridges" aired for six seasons on CBS.