There’s a fabulous new show premiering on USA network Thursday, January 20th, called Fairly Legal. The show centers on Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi), a top litigator who became frustrated with the endless bureaucracy and injustice she witnessed on a daily basis and decided to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator. Using her knowledge of the law, along with intuition and a whatever-it-takes approach to resolving conflict, Kate finds the middle ground for a wide variety of adversaries — from Fortune 500 corporations to bitter divorcees. After the death of her father, she finds herself at odds with her new boss, her stepmother Lauren (Virginia Williams)…and in bed with her soon-to-be ex-husband Justin (Michael Trucco), himself a lawyer in the DA’s office. Helping her keep all of this chaos at bay is her trusted, geek-chic assistant Leonardo (Baron Vaughn).
Back in August I got the chance to visit the set and chat with the cast, and more recently I had another chance to interview the creator Michael Sardo. He is the genius behind this great show, and let me tell you from the screeners that I’ve seen, you’d have to be crazy to miss it! Jump with me to see what Sardo had to say about his new show and why you should be watching. Continue reading