Sometimes a show goes to the list of renewed shows one year, by barely making it, and the next year ig end up going to the list of cancelled shows of 2012 even though a revamp was in place. USA cancelled Fairly Legal today after a second season of a new showrunner at helm and a modified premise on the plot. It was not enough as it appears.
The show did not put big enough numbers on the second season, starting at 3.5 million and ending at 2.5 come finale time.
What was Fairly Legal about? Plot Synopsis
In the second season of “Fairly Legal,” feisty and engaging mediator Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi) has a new conflict – and potential hot romance – on her hands in the form of the sharp, hustling, up-and-coming trial attorney Ben Grogan, played by new series regular Ryan Johnson. Hired by managing partner Lauren Reed (Virginia Williams) to save the firm which is on the verge of collapse, Ben’s presence adds fuel to Kate’s already at-odds relationship with her same-aged stepmother and puts pressure on her relationship with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Justin Patrick (Michael Trucco). While Ben’s ambulance chasing ways represent everything Kate hates about lawyers, their sexual tension and chemistry is undeniable.
Driven by her passion for justice, Kate continues her crusades against the endless bureaucracy and daily injustices of the system using her unorthodox methods, pull-no-punches attitude and legal savvy to resolve conflicts in the face of a wide variety of adversaries. Getting people what they need and finding the “true win” is Kate’s specialty, expertly handling multi-million dollar corporate disputes, personal family feuds and everything in between. As always, caught in the middle of it all is Kate’s geek-chic assistant, Leonardo Prince (Baron Vaughn). Returning guest stars this season include Gerald McRaney as Judge Nicastro and Esai Morales as D.A. Aaron Davidson. Additional guest stars include Mark Moses and Barry Shabaka Henley.
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