NUP_147168_1761.jpgFairly Legal gets a new look in season two with the addition of Australian actor Ryan Johnson, a money grubbing lawyer named Ben who’s hired to save Reed & Reed.  Sarah Shahi is always immensely watchable, but the show’s continued growth hinges on the chemistry she generates with Johnson.  Expect the inevitable love triangle with Kate, Ben, and Kate’s soon to be ex hubby (Michael Trucco), but since romance these days isn’t my particular song of choice – I’m a bit more interested in the His Girl Friday-esque banter between Johnson and Shahi.

During the NBC TCA Press Tour, Johnson went into an elaborate, three minute explanation of his “whirlwind” audition for Fairly Legal, which included a rather stressful jog in Runyon Canyon:

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Fairly Legal’s second season premiere is set for March 16th (USA, 9 pm et/pt).  To see if Johnson and Shahi pass the chemistry factor, click on the video below:

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posted by Greg Srisavasdi (Twitter: @gsrisavasdi )