Fairly Legal Cancelled By USA After Two Seasons

It looks like USA's cleaning house and while a few shows received return dates for 2013, a couple others were cancelled. Earlier today, we shared word that the cable channel had decided not to renew Common Law for a second season, and now comes word that Fairly Legal has also been cancelled.

Unlike Common Law, which only aired 12 episodes before its eventual cancellation, Fairly Legal lasted two seasons and 23 episodes. The series, which premiered in 2011, starred Sarah Shahi as a woman in San Francisco who was once a lawyer but now works as a mediator and uses her legal education to help her settle disputes. TV Guide posted word of the series' cancellation and also noted that this news comes just a day after word broke that Shahi had been cast in a recurring role on NBC's new drama Chicago Fire.

Shahi isn't the only Fairly Legal star to find work elsewhere since the last season wrapped up. Michael Trucco, who played Justin Patrick on Fairly Legal (and who Battlestar Galactica fans will recognize from his role as Anders), has been playing the recurring role of Nick, Robin's love interest on How I Met Your Mother this season. While it's good to see the stars lining up other roles, I'm sure fans will be disappointed that Fairly Legal won't be returning.

In better USA news, White Collar, Suits and Necessary Roughness are all set to return with new episodes this January. See the return dates for all three seasons here.

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