Fairly Legal will be back in session for a second season, USA announced Monday at its annual Upfront presentation.
"I've never been so happy to not have a summer vacation," series Sarah Shahi said at the presentation.
The legal procedural, however, will undergo...
Fairly Legal creator and executive producer Michael Sardo remembers exactly when he realized he had found his leading lady.
"I had seen 90 women when Sarah Shahi came in. When the casting director pulled out a pretend gun in the audition scene, they all backed up," Sardo tells TVGuide.com. "Sarah's audition started, the casting director pulled out the fake gun, and she leaned in. Right then and there, I knew she was Kate."
Fearlessness was an important prerequisite for the role of mediator Kate Reed, the center of USA's new drama, Fairly Legal. After the sudden death of her father, both her mentor and best friend, Kate agrees to work for her difficult stepmother (Virginia Williams) to help keep her father's law firm afloat. When she's not settling disputes for bitter divorcees and powerful CEOs, Kate is also still dealing with her split from...
Who's doing what this pilot season? Per Variety and the Hollywood Reporter: Missi Pyle (Heroes, The Wedding Bells) will join Shawnee Smith (Becker) and Virginia Williams (Monarch Cove) in ABC's Traveling in Packs, a comedy about three women in their thirties who live together. Dondre T. Whitfield (Girlfriends) and Christine Woods are en route to CBS' Atlanta, playing the best friends of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Leslie Bibb, respectively. Barry Shabaka Henley (Barbershop) is an internal-affairs investigator in NBC's David Shore/Peter Blake drama starring Famke Janssen as a cop. Jerrika Hinton is an art-gallery owner in the CW's Eight Days a Week. The CW's I'm Paige Armstrong is now called I'm Paige Wilson, while ABC's newsroom comedy from Ric Swartzlander (Rodney) now has a title (get your final guesses in now, hurry!): The News.