USA Network has handed out a series order to the female-centric drama Facing Kate. The network picked up 11 episodes of the series, which in addition to the 90-minute pilot makes for a 12 episode first season. Facing Kate stars Sarah Shahi (“Life”) as the title character, “Kate Reed (Shahi), a top litigator who, frustrated with the bureaucracy and injustice she witnesses in legal system, decides to become the ultimate anti-lawyer: a mediator.”
Facing Kate co-stars Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams and Baraon Vaughn. It was created by Michael Sardo, who wrote the spec script and will run the series as well as executive produce with Steve Sark.