USA Network is hard at work preparing for a retool as Modern Family repeats will soon dominate its schedule. They got the rights maybe a year ago, and ever since then, the topic of discussion was how they might become a comedy player as they are best known for their often-hokey dramas (don’t worry, more of those are coming.) One of the suggestions was to buy the now-cancelled former partner of the sitcom, Happy Endings. While that is still up for discussion, USA has planned some originals of their own which they are sharing today.
NEW YORK – May 16, 2013 – USA Network today greenlit its first original half-hour comedies, with series orders forSIRENS from Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”) and Bob Fisher (“Wedding Crashers”) and PLAYING HOUSE from Jessica St. Clair (“Bridesmaids,” “Best Friends Forever”) and Lennon Parham (“Best Friends Forever,” “Accidentally On Purpose”). The network also picked up a new comedy pilot, LOVE IS DEAD. The new series will debut in the first quarter of 2014, and will be strong complements to Modern Family, the award-winning and top-rated comedy, which premieres on USA Tuesday, September 24 at 8/7c. The announcement was made in conjunction with USA’s Upfront (#USAupfront), which is being held today at Pier 36 in New York. Continue Reading
With Burn Notice coming to a close, USA Network will be moving hard to ensure their top basic cable network status does not subside. There are eight original drama programs being mentioned today with official synopsis’ revealed in the official press release that follows.
NEW YORK – May 16, 2013 – Continuing to build on the network’s strength of signature original series, USA announced today a powerful new drama slate of upcoming development from high-profile auspices and homegrown series producers. The network also announced that it will start production on HORIZON, a period genre project from Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (“Walking Dead”). USA’s newest original series GRACELAND, from White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, will kick off the network’s summer slate of original dramas, featuring SUITS, Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs and Necessary Roughness. The announcement was made in conjunction with USA’s Upfront (#USAupfront), which is being held today at Pier 36 in New York and emceed by the cast of SUITS. Continue Reading
Prepare to say goodbye to Burn Notice, one of USA Network’s top original programs. The Matt Nix-created series will be ending its run after the conclusion of its 13-episode seventh season which begins June 6. There are more details via the press release that follows.
New York, NY – May 10, 2013 - USA announced today that its Emmy®-nominated original drama series and ratings juggernaut Burn Notice will air its seventh and final season beginning Thursday, June 6 at 9/8c. The hit series, from Fox Television Studios and creator Matt Nix, stars Jeffery Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless and Coby Bell, and will join an elite group this season as the network’s third series to cross the 100 episode milestone. Continue Reading
It is that time of year again when the cable networks parade out their high-flying summer schedules to take advantage of the traditionally weak broadcast period. USA Network was in the spotlight today as the channel revealed return dates for Burn Notice, Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness, Covert Affairs, and Suits. They also revealed series premiere dates of Graceland and Summer Camp which are detailed after the jump. Continue Reading
Good news for fans of USA fare. The cable network has issued a third season renewal for Necessary Roughness. Starring Rescue Me alumna Callie Thorne, the series averaged 5.3 million viewers during the recent summer which was deemed good enough for the pickup. There are more episodes slated to air this winter starting on January 23rd, suggesting this announcement was timed to create awareness before new installments make air. Look for the show’s 2013-14 season to premiere in June although an official network announcement is yet to be made concerning the matter. Continue Reading
Interested in when your favorite USA Network-branded show will end its 2012 run? Wonder no longer as the cable channel revealed today when each series’ will close the book on their currently chapter. Finale dates include Burn Notice, White Collar, Covert Affairs, and Royale Pains. By looks of it, that first one will not wrap things up until December while the others are out the door by turkey day. Hit the jump for the press release. Continue Reading
USA Network has a new mini-series coming out called Political Animals. While the premiere is still about a week away, the cable network is really hot on this as the cable channel has been touting the cast for months. Continue Reading
USA Network has just announced their pick-up of Graceland to series. Continue Reading
Earlier today, USA announced their 2012-13 development slate which includes the obligatory dramas, but also reality and comedy programs which is a new trick for the most-watched cable network. Continue Reading
USA Network announced a new foray into reality programming today with a series hosted by former Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner. The show is called The Moment, and it centers around giving people a second chance to realize their dreams. This new series is currently scheduled to premiere sometime in the third quarter. Continue Reading
It was announced earlier today via Psych’s Facebook page that the USA Network dramedy will be receiving a seventh season from its cable home. The series is watched by over 2 million viewers each week in the coveted 18-49 demographic which is why the network had no issues with extending the show further. Fans can catch the premiere of the 16-episode season later this year.
The following is a recap for the first half of White Collar’s third season for those who may have forgotten what exactly is going on with the USA drama. The series is set to return for it mid-season premiere on January 17, 2012. Continue Reading
USA Network in January will feature the returns of both White Collar and Royal Pains. Their respective mid-season premieres will air on Tuesday, January 17 and Wednesday January 18 respectively. Continue Reading