Fairly Legal Gets Served With Renewal Papers

... The good news: Sarah Shahi will still be on TV. Honestly, she might be the hottest woman in the world right now, and I have no idea why she's not a bigger star. If I've learned one thing in Hollywood, it's that hot = talented. Anyway, I think I had a point here. Oh yeah, USA has renewed Fairly Legal, starring Shahi, for a second season. The show will also undergo major creative changes, and I hope one of them is making it mandatory for Shahi to wear a bikini in every scene. Imagine that, a lawyer in a bikini! She wins cases by exiting swimming pools in slow motion! [Deadline Hollywood]

... I'm no Hollywood actor, but I don't think it's a good idea to appear on award shows and say that you're about to be unemployed even though your bubble show is still on the air. Brothers & Sisters star Rachel Griffiths did that on Australia's Logie Awards. Bros n' Sisses is rumored to be one of many shows facing uncertain futures, and Griffiths seems to think it won't be renewed. All ABC had to say in response was, "No decision has been made yet." [TV Tonight]

... How about that Royal Wedding, eh? I'm still eating the leftover Corgie-shaped crumpets from my viewing party! About 22.8 million viewers tuned in to watch coverage of the wedding across 11 networks, despite the fact that it started early in the morning on a weekday in America. [EW]

... Two of Fox's bigger sci-fi projects might be dead. Alcatraz, from J.J. Abrams, and Locke & Key, the adaptation of Joe Hill's graphic novel, are both cooling off at the network, according to Deadline Hollywood. With Fringe returning for Season 4, it makes sense that Fox would be weary of clogging its schedule with more serialized sci-fi, which is quickly becoming the genre non grata due to track records showing they don't hold audiences. [Deadline Hollywood]

... USA Network has announced its most recent development slate, and only just over half of its new shows are about cops or lawyers or doctors! Among the more interesting offerings are Big In Japan, which sees a boy band reunite several years after breaking up, and We the Jury, a comedy about jurors at a high-profile celebrity murder trial. For the others, follow the link. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Emily Mortimer (Shutter Island, Phoebe from 30 Rock) is in discussions to join HBO's More As the Story Develops, the drama from Aaron Sorkin about a 24-hour news network. She'd play an executive producer. [Deadline Hollywood]


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Fairly Legal is a terrible show.
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I'm glad Fairly Legal is coming back. :)
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thank god! i love fairly legal and these two just make a perfect couple
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to be fair to Sarah Shahi, she's not a bad actress either. she is quite attractive, but that's not the reason why the show is fun to watch.
as for Alcatraz, it's a J.J. Abrams show so it will be picked up by someone. God knows, NBC could do with a legitimate sci-fi show. Scratch that, legitimate show period. And ABC had a great experience with LOST, and since Hugo Reyes (Hurley) will be in Alcatraz, there's some star power there. So long as it doesn't run in the same time slot as Fringe, I'm happy.
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Hey, men! Shahi is also a good actress, the character she plays is awesome and her love interest in the serie (Michael Trucco) is really hot to. The tension between her and the stepmother is also working, so i'm actually happy we will get some more of this girl's dramedy.
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When Shahi got her own show I was like, "finally! She's so hot, what took so damn long?" In an unrelated story, I am yet to see 1 second of 1 episode of said program. I bet it's marvelous though....
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cool for faitly legal, and come on, we scifi freaks will allways watch good shows, so there is need for more sci fi, maybe like firefly
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@jansenonline: Wish you watched the show, how many times has Kate(Sarah's character) corrected people that called her an lawyer(even if she has sex on the show I wouldn't call her a layer) DUHX2
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add a commentHopefully one of the changes over at Barely Legal will be to make the Sarah Shahi character is little less self absorbed - make that a LOT less self absorbed. Agree about her hottness though :)
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@swe_wolfis: Pay attention. She IS a layer, only not practicing anymore and doing mediation now. DUH.
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Tim: Wish you watched the shows you comment on, Shahi's character isn't a lawyer she is a mediator ;)
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No great shock about ALCATRAZ, Seriously Abrams has already reached his peak with LOST and the fact that he keeps trying to reinvent that and force it on another network proves just how DONE he is in tv land at least for now, Shame about Locke and Key was really looking forward to that one.
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Bravo!
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yay for fairly legal
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I'm not surprised that Locke & Key and Alcatraz would have a problem because with or without Fringe sci-fi and fantasy are always hard sells for networks.
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I love both Sarh Shahi and Fairly Legal. She actually has the brains, body, and talent. That is so rare in Hollywood. Some starlets think that plastic surgery will give them talent.
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Absolutely love love love fairly legal and Sarah shahi! Very very happy it's coming back
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