Cabler also announced that Kathryn Erbe will return to “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” for its 10th and final season.
“Fairly Legal” will air at 9 p.m. Thursdays, following Mark Feuerstein’s “Royal Pains,” which will also have its season premiere Jan. 20.
USA also said “White Collar” will begin its new season Jan. 18.
“Legal” stars Shahi as a lawyer-turned-mediator who resolves conflicts of all kinds, from major business disputes to divorce. Virginia Williams, Michael Trucco and Baron Vaughn co-star in the series exec produced by Michael Sardo and Steve Stark.
As for Erbe, she will reteam with Vincent D’Onofrio on “Criminal Intent,” which has an eight-episode order for a 2011 airing.