USA Network Books Friday for In Plain Sight's Final Season and Fairly Legal's Sophomore Run

USA Network is bringing scripted programming back to its Friday slate, setting both the fifth and final season premiere of In Plain Sight and the sophomore opener of Fairly Legal for Friday, March 16.

Fairly Legal, which this season has added Aussie actor Ryan Johnson (Home and Away), sans accent, as a hustling, up-and-coming trial attorney who will present Kate (Sarah Shahi) with new conflict – and potential hot romance! — will unspool its 13 episodes at 9/8c, while In Plain Sight‘s eight-episode swan song, announced in August, will follow at 10/9c.

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Elaborating further on Johnson’s character, Ben Grogan, USA’s press release says, “Hired by managing partner Lauren Reed to save the firm on the verge of collapse, Ben’s presence adds fuel to Kate’s already at-odds relationship with her same-aged stepmother and puts pressure on her relationship with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, Justin Patrick. While Ben’s ambulance chasing ways represent everything Kate hates about lawyers, their sexual tension and chemistry is undeniable.”

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In Plain Sight‘s farewell tour, meanwhile, promises to “keep viewers on the edge of their seats with heart-pounding storylines building to an unforgettable finale.  Can Mary balance motherhood with a demanding profession or will she put her baby up for adoption?   Will Marshall finally be truthful about his feelings for Mary, or can he make his relationship with Abigail (Rachel Boston) work?  What will come of Brandi and Peter?  After opening up her heart to only a few men in the past, will Mary ever fall in love again?  And the question that has haunted Mary her entire life — where is the father that abandoned her?”

Dang, that’s a lot of questions to answer in eight weeks.

Which of these two USA premieres are you most looking forward to?