USA Greenlights 'Facing Kate'

USA Network has announced today the pickup of its newest original series FACING KATE starring Sarah Shahi ("Life," "The L Word"), Michael Trucco ("Battlestar Gallactica," "One Tree Hill"), Virginia Williams ("The O.C.," "American Beauty") and Baron Vaughn ("Invasion").

Shooting on location in Vancouver, FACING KATE will debut with a 90-minute premiere followed by 11 one-hour episodes. The announcement was made by Jeff Wachtel, president, original programming, USA Network, and co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions.

"The combination of Michael's and Sarah's unique talents gives this funny, energetic and iconoclastic law show a completely fresh voice," said Wachtel. "We see 'Facing Kate' as the perfect complement to our character-based series line-up."
FACING KATE centers on Kate Reed (Sarah 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 (Virginia Williams) ... and in bed with her ex-husband (Michael 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 (Baron Vaughn).

-press release

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