If you love USA programming, then we have some good and some bad news to share for you now. One long-running series is now getting a little bit longer, whereas the other is now riding into the sunset.
Let’s start with what really is the bad news. After just two seasons, a change in showrunners, a cast overhaul, and a move to Friday nights (which is always trouble for just about any show), the network decided to cancel the Sarah Shahi drama “Fairly Legal.” If you have been following this site, then you know already that this is really no surprise to anyone. The show has not been a ratings powerhouse in either of its seasons, and Shahi recently booked a six-episode guest arc on “Chicago Fire” that more or less signaled that she was going to be done with this show. (Michael Truccio also appeared on “How I Met Your Mother” earlier this year.)
As for the good news, “Burn Notice” will officially be back for a 13-episode season 7 according to Deadline … though it’s hard to believe that this news comes as much of a surprise to anyone. This is one of USA’s landmark series at this point, and next to “Psych” it has been around longer than any other show. At this point, we are probably getting near the end for Michael Westen and the rest of the crew in Miami, but we should not that there is no word just yet that this is going to be the final season of the show by any means, even if the order is a little shorter than for some of USA’s other shows.
What is your reaction to some of this news, and do you think that “Fairly Legal” should have been given one more chance to succeed?