[11/01/12 - 05:07 PM]
USA Cancels "Fairly Legal," Nears "Burn Notice" Renewal
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- USA has axed its Sarah Shahi-led drama "Fairly Legal" after two seasons.

"Sarah Shahi is undoubtedly a star and we're thrilled she'll be joining our sister network NBC on Chicago Fire," the network said in a statement to Deadline.com. "We are proud of Fairly Legal and thank the very talented cast and crew for two fantastic seasons."

Meanwhile, said report goes on to indicate the cable channel is finalizing a deal for a 13-episode seventh season of "Burn Notice."

Both developments come on the heels of yesterday's cancellation of its freshman drama "Common Law."

Here's a breakdown of how USA's scripted originals have fared so far this year, ranked by total viewers (Live+SD, 1/1/12-10/28/12):

4.401 million - Burn Notice (1.2 adults 18-49 rating)
3.780 million - Suits (1.2)
3.744 million - Royal Pains (1.0)
3.304 million - In Plain Sight (0.7)
3.283 million - Covert Affairs (0.9)
3.116 million - White Collar (1.0)
2.741 million - Fairly Legal (0.6)
2.713 million - Necessary Roughness (0.7)
2.618 million - Psych (0.9)
2.126 million - Political Animals (0.5)
2.118 million - Common Law (0.6)

  [november 2012]  


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