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Cheers & Jeers: Fairly Legal — Yes, Virginia!

Virginia Williams

Cheers to Virginia Williams for letting her hair down — literally and figuratively — on Fairly Legal.

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The How I Met Your Mother alum spent Season 1 of USA's quirky dramedy emanating a... read more

Weekend TV in Review: Frozen Planet, USA's In Plain Sight, Walking Dead Finale

Frozen Planet

The latest dazzling nature epic from the good folks at Discovery will chill you in all the right ways. The team of producers from Discovery and the BBC Natural History Unit, responsible for the sumptuous breakout hits Planet Earth and Life, are now introducing armchair travelers to Frozen Planet (Sunday, 8/7c), an endlessly fascinating seven-part foray into the most remote and unforgiving regions of the Arctic and Antarctic.
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Exclusive: Heroes Alum Joins Fairly Legal

Barry Shabaka Henley

FlashForward and Heroes alum Barry Shabaka Henley will guest-star on USA Network's Fairly Legal, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Henley, who played Detective Fuller on Heroes, joins as FBI Agent Donovan, a seasoned agent who isn't afraid to play rough.

Fairly Legal: Ryan Johnson lawyers up as new series regular

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Fairly Legal Renewed For Season 2 — Creative Changes Ahead

Fairly Legal, Sarah Shahi

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... read more

From Show Choir to Ballsy Mediator: Meet Fairly Legal's Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

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... read more

Fall 2007: Wedding Belle Packs for ABC

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. read more

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