Fairly Legal was first known as Facing Kate. But in test screenings, there was so much confusion with Kate Gosselin that producers were afraid audiences wouldn't want to see another reality show about Kate. The network then changed the name.
Said star Sarah Shahi: “It was called Facing Kate, and now it’s called Fairly Legal. They did a test audience, a screening, and 80% of the people thought Facing Kate was a reality show about Kate Gosselin. So with that said, we had to change the title.”