SARAH SHAHI Interview
Sarah stars as “Kate Reed”
FAIRLY LEGAL Thursdays at 10 PM EST beginning January 20 on USA NETWORK
January 14, 2011
By Lena Lamoray
FAIRLY LEGAL PRESS RELEASE: USA Network unveils its new Thursday night programming block with the premiere of its latest original scripted series FAIRLY LEGAL, on Thursday, January 20, at 10/9c, following the return of ROYAL PAINS in its new timeslot 9/8c. FAIRLY LEGAL stars Sarah Shahi (“Life,” “The L Word”) Michael Trucco (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Castle”), Virginia Williams (“Revenge of the Bridesmaids,” “How I Met Your Mother”) and Baron Vaughn (“The Other Guys,” “Law & Order”). Shot on location in Vancouver, BC, the series will premiere with a 90-minute episode followed by nine, one-hour episodes. FAIRLY LEGAL centers on Kate Reed (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 (Williams)…and in bed with her soon-to-be ex-husband Justin (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 (Vaughn). Recurring guest stars include Richard Dean Anderson (“Stargate SG-1,” “MacGyver”) in the role of David Smith, a man who has a mysterious connection to Kate’s late father; Ethan Embry (“Brotherhood,” “House, M.D.”) portrays Spencer, Kate’s younger brother and a new father; and Gerald McRaney as Judge Nicastro, who has no tolerance for Kate’s lack of regard for the legal establishment. Other guest stars this season include Ken Howard, Peter MacNicol, Clyde Kusatsu and Anne-Marie Johnson. From Universal Cable Productions, FAIRLY LEGAL was created and is executive produced by Michael Sardo (“The American Embassy,” “Wings”) and executive produced by Steve Stark. Russ Bucholz serves as co-executive producer.
I spoke with SARAH SHAHI about her role as Kate Reed in USA Network’s newest series, FAIRLY LEGAL. Sarah was fantastic to speak with and she shared some interesting details about her audition, working with her co-stars and so much more. Sarah wins points with me for being the first ghost on the pilot episode of one of my favorite shows, “Supernatural.” Sarah has also been featured in “Psych”, “Old School”, “Frasier”, “Alias”, “The L Word” and “Life” with one of my other favorite actors, Donal Logue. FAIRLY LEGAL premieres Thursday, January 20th at 10 PM EST, right after the winter premiere of ROYAL PAINS on USA NETWORK.
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