USA Orders More Sarah Shahi, ‘Facing Kate’

USA Orders More Sarah Shahi, ‘Facing Kate’

USA (the network not the country) has ordered 11 episodes of the new drama Facing Kate, starring Sarah Shahi.

This order comes on the heels of January’s decision to add spy caper Cover Affairs featuring Piper Perabo.

Facing Kate is about Kate Reed (Shahi) who quits her job as a high price litigator to become a mediator for the poor and down trodden.

The plot sounds a lot like a lawyer-version of Royal Pains.

Television audiences came to know Shahi from her work on HBO’s The L Word and on the ill-fated, and improperly promoted NBC drama, Life. The plucky pint-sized actress was last seen in Psych playing Gus’ girlfriend.

As for Cover Affairs, Perabo plays Annie Walker, a CIA trainee who is pushed into action because the agency has interest in her ex-boyfriend.

The show stars Christopher Gorham, the great Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, and Anne Dudek.

It’s executive produced by Doug Liman from the Bourne Trilogy and Dave Bartis from The O.C.

Cover Affairs will be USA’s second spy-related show after the sensational Burn Notice.

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