Fairly Legal: Cancelled, No Season Three

We finally have some news about the fate of Fairly Legal — and it’s not good. It’s being reported that the USA Networks TV series has been cancelled after two seasons on the air.

Fairly Legal revolves around a young female lawyer (Sarah Shahi) who changes her profession to become a mediator at the law firm that her father founded. The cast also includes Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, Baron Vaughn, and Ryan Johnson.

The first season registered lackluster ratings — a 0.9 demo rating and 3.55 million total viewers — so USA decided to revamp the show when they gave it a renewal.

Despite some cast changes and a new showrunner, Fairly Legal did even worse in its second season, garnering a 0.6 rating with 2.74 million viewers.

Shahi has been booked on NBC’s struggling Chicago Fire. In a statement to Deadline, USA said, “Sarah Shahi is undoubtedly a star and we’re thrilled she’ll be joining our sister network NBC on Chicago Fire… We are proud of Fairly Legal and thank the very talented cast and crew for two fantastic seasons.”

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Fairly Legal has been cancelled? Did you like season one or season two better?

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  1. Donald Sweeney says

    Why do you keep paying these people that cancel good shows and then put garbage reality on the air and lose viewers on your station. These a$$hole executives are after the wrong demographics. Two third of all the money in the US is owned by the 40 and up club and we refuse to watch reality garbage. You can spend your money more wisely by canceling your program people and replacing them with people who can think for themselves not just copy the other guy. Good bye USA.

  2. Daniece says

    Too bad – USA really has good programs and characters. I wish they could have kept this show on. It was really fun and good.

  3. says

    Really disappointed Fairly Legal is cancelled this was a Great Show!!! Very Entertaining and great acting!!. The Network made a mistake in cancelling this show.

  4. pt says

    I have watched both seasons of Fairly Legal and the first of common Law both great shows, they are up there with NCIS which I have been watching forever. Big mistake.

  5. Jetgraphics says

    BTW – thanks to the abysmal glut of awful “reality” shows and low budget schlock, my TV viewing has dropped tremendously. Leaves me more time to surf the net, and hang with my cyber friends.
    However, the local stations are now broadcasting digitalized goodies from the “old days” and it is enticing me back to the fold. Drat.

  6. Jetgraphics says

    Fairly Legal Season one was fine. Season Two was a bit rough with the back story. It lost its edge of reality. But then, all lawyer shows are science fiction and have no relationship to reality.

  7. ray, donna and london davis says

    stop cancelling all your best shows universal , n b c …. reality tv is not what we want…!!

  8. Anonymous says

    stop cancelling your best shows…reality tv is not WAY to go!!! please keep the shows people enjoy watchcing ………. your destroying your viewers universal ..killling us why?

  9. Susanne says

    Fairly Legal has been very interesting to watch and always has shown ways of negotiation that would be helped in many aspects in life…very enjoyable show …really believe show could have had many more seasons…would like to have seen Kate and Ben get together at some point….I am saddened that such a good show has been canceled…maybe can be revived….please network revive good show…

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