‘Fairly Legal’ Cancelled, ‘Burn Notice’ Close to Season 7 Pick Up

If the news that actress Sarah Shahi would be joining the cast of the new NBC drama ‘Chicago Fire’ in a recurring role wasn’t enough of an indicator, the news that broke last night via Deadline puts the wondering to rest. The USA Network has cancelled their drama Fairly Legal, which starred Shahi as Kate Reed a lawyer-turned-mediator, after two seasons on the air.

This decision comes after the cabler attempted to revamp the series after a less-than-stellar first season. The directive from the head honchos at the time of the second season renewal was for ‘Fairly Legal’ to “get better” with a showrunner change and making an addition to the cast, but the improvements didn’t help. This cancellation news comes about a day after the network’s cancellation of their new series ‘Common Law’.

‘Fairly Legal’ debuted on January 20, 2011 and included cast members Michael Trucco (‘Battlestar Galactica’), Virginia Williams (‘Monarch Cove’), Baron Vaughn (‘Cloverfield’) and Aussie native Ryan Johnson (‘Home and Away’), who joined the cast during season two.

The one bit of good news from the network is that they are nearing a deal for a 13-episode seventh season order for their long-running series ‘Burn Notice’, which will be back for the rest of its current season next week.