'Fairly Legal' Canceled By USA

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November 1st, 2012

Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com is reporting that sophomore drama Fairly Legal has been canceled by USA and will not return for a third season.

Here's what our very own Robert Seidman had to say about Fairly Legal's chances back in June:

I won’t be very surprised if it gets canceled, but I’d probably be slightly more surprised by cancellation than renewal. It hasn’t been in USA’s DNA to cancel shows without giving fans time to grieve, so based on past history I’d lean towards guessing USA will announce a third and final season, perhaps with fewer episodes.

Read everything Robert wrote at the time here.

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  • Lucazzy

    Good news for Burn Notice!!?!??!?

  • catocony

    It’s for the better. I liked the first season, at least the first few episodes. The second season was horrible, it was basically “look at the two hot women” and nothing else. Poor plots, poor acting, poor execution.

  • Keith Viverette

    Not surprising.

  • John A

    Kind of liked it and the numbers werent that bad. Oh well

  • SarahL

    Shows always have fans, but this show was barely watchable at any given moment. The lead actress was simply a horrific actress.

  • John A

    Lead Actress wasnt that bad. She was good on Life but the bad righting of the charactor ruined her.

  • Martin

    Does that make it more likely now that the admitedly low-rated but critically acclaimed Political Animals will be renewed now that Common Law and Fairly Legal, only shows fates unknown now are Political Animals, Neccessary Roughness and Burn Notice, and contracts withstanding BN is a dead cert for renewal. Hope PA is renewed cos love it.

  • Josh

    I was under the impression that Political Animals was having a limited run, now they are saying they aren’t sure about its future. I loved the show, I’m a huge Sigourney Weaver fan and thought the show was phenomenal. I wouldn’t be crushed if it was cancelled because USA had said it was a limited television event, had I known it was possibly becoming a series and had gotten more involved with the show I’d be upset.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Martin: *no* announcement USA could make except “We’re doing a second season of Political Animals” increases the likelihood that there will be more Political Animals.

  • silvit


    Burn Notice has never been in danger.

  • merrranga

    seems fair.

  • Dan

    The only surprise here is that USA waited 2 months to make the decision we all knew was coming. USA had too many hits and too many shows. The only difference between Common Law and Fairly Legal was that legal got the second chance despite low numbers probably because USA didn’t want to cancel a drama after one season. Both shows got a bad Friday night timeslot and both are expectedly axed. I expect Necessary Roughness to be renewed for a third year and USA has plenty of pilots for next year

  • DW

    enjoyed the first season but they brought in a new guy to give fake fighting between him and the lead and it laid there like a turd. he was bad. hope Sarah shahi gets another show. shes great.

  • Allen

    Shahi is so hot. Hope to see her somewhere else.

  • KevinY

    Nooooooo!! I absolutely loved this show. Hopefully Sarah Shahi will land a starring role in a new show soon (after Chicago Fire gets canceled). I loved Virginia Williams too! She’ll definitely land something soon.

  • Azzman

    Oh well–hope to see that sexy azz of Shahi’s on my face…errr…screen again sometime soon! She is so effin’ hot–loved her since Teachers!!

  • Peace Love Pie

    Its not surprising, they took a decent show, added an annoying co-lead… tanked the series appeal in the second season

  • Steven

    Damn! I love that show!

    I had a feeling it was going to be cancelled.

    My Personal Take: “Made in Jersey” copied “Fairly Legal”!

  • Ram510

    Well this is good news. This show along with Necessary Roughness and Common Law were the 3 worst shows from USA in recent memory.

    I expect Necessary Roughness to be cancelled after its winter run as well. Unless it has a miraculous jump in ratings which is very unlikely to happen

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