Lots of interesting comments about the next season of Fairly Legal!
“The theme of the series in the second season will be a lot more like the pilot of the first season, where it’s unapologetic,” Wachtel revealed. “Her jumping in where she’s not wanted, but where she really is needed to shake things up. It’s not going to be a show about a mediator. We now call that ‘the M-word.’ We’re not going to use that word.”
He added: “It’s really a show about somebody who almost likes to create conflict in order to resolve it.”
Sarah talks Fairly Legal changes with TVLine. I really like what Sarah had to say and definitely agree with her. I really enjoyed Fairly Legal but always thought they could maybe take it up a notch in a lot of areas. It lacks a certain wow factor that I get with most of the USA brand and hopefully come Season 2 the change that they are talking about will cement this series as a flagship for the network.
Sarah Shahi was positively radiating good vibes when TVLine spoke with her mere moments after the news was officially handed down that USA Network had renewed Fairly Legal for a second season. Yet she, like some of the show’s fans, found herself at a loss to process a report that with the pick-up came a dictate for “creative changes” moving forward.
“I read about that just like everyone else, and I’m very curious to see what that means,” Shahi told me during the USA upfront presentation’s after-party. “I’m trying to pick my moments with [network co-president] Jeff Wachtel to bring that one up.”
I invited Shahi to reassure anxious the Fairly Legal fans who, in the comments on our renewal story, expressed concern over the rumored tinkering. “What I can say is that I am coming back — though I don’t know if your readers are going to be happy about that or not!” she joked.
Turning serious, she acknowledged that “there were some things in the first season we could have done better,” and with that in mind she anticipates a sophomore run that is “even more dynamic.”
“My hope is that all the good stuff will be heightened –- that the comedic stuff is even funnier, the dramatic stuff is deeper, and the storylines are stronger,” she offered. “That’s if I have anything to do with it -– and I hope I do a little bit, at least!”
One thing the actress doesn’t want to see change, though, is Kate’s delightfully quirky self.
“She is kind of a perfect mess, and I would love to see her get messier,” Shahi offered with a megawatt smile. “Season 1 ended with her getting fired, so I would love to see her swim in her own s— for a bit, then dig herself out.”