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Court is in session for Ryan Johnson, who has joined the cast of Fairly Legal's upcoming second season, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Johnson will play Ben Grogan, a sharp trial attorney whose star is on the rise. Ben is good at bringing in the big bucks ( he's known around town for his bus ads) and sees no problem in putting his own financial gain above doing what's right. Ben also has no qualms saying what's on his mind, which should make him an interesting foil for Kate (Sarah Shahi).

Fairly Legal renewed for Season 2 — creative changes ahead

Fairly Legal tells the story of Kate, who, in the wake of her father's death, gave up being a lawyer to become a mediator and struggles to navigate her complicated relationships with her estranged husband and stepmother/boss.

Johnson is best known for his work on the soap Home and Away, based in his native Australia, and Ghost Rider.

Fairly Legal, which debuted last January, began production on Season 2 Friday. A premiere date for the new season has not been set.