USA Gives Facing Kate a Series Order
The network has ordered 11 more episodes of the show, in addition to the 90-minute pilot, for the show, which stars Sarah Shahi. The story centers on Shahi's Kate Reed, a top lawyer who comes from a family of successful lawyers, but becomes fed up with the bureaucracy of the legal system and decides to become a mediator instead. Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams and Baron Vaughn round out the cast. The series was created by Michael Sardo, who will executive produce and serve as the showrunner.
USA picked up its other new series, Covert Affairs, in January, making it the second year in a row the network will launch two new series. In 2009, USA debuted Royal Pains and White Collar, both of which were renewed for second seasons.