Scoop: Meet Fairly Legal's New Legal Eagle

USA Network’s Fairly Legal is expanding its ranks for Season 2, starting with the addition of Aussie actor Ryan Johnson as a new series regular.

An alum of such Down Under fare as Home and Away and Out of the Blue, Johnson will play Ben Grogan, a sharp, up-and-coming trial attorney who is not as concerned with “the right and wrong” of a situation as he is maximizing his financial gain. Our sister site Deadline first reported on his casting.

Fairly Legal‘s Sarah Shahi on Rumored Season 2 Fixes: There Are Things We Could Do Better

Sources tell TVLine that Ben could emerge as a possible new romantic interest for series lead Sarah Shahi’s Kate, with whom he will at times professionally spar.

Matt’s Inside Line: Scoop on Fairly Legal‘s Season 2 Premiere

A premiere date for Fairly Legal‘s sophomore run, which began production today, has yet to be announced, though it should be in early 2012.