As summer begins to wind down, USA is gearing up for the start of the fall season, which for the cable channel marks the return of Covert Affairs and White Collar, the debut of the Holiday season reality series It Takes a Choir, and the arrival of the Pritchett and Dunphy families as Modern Family will settle into syndication at USA come late September. NCIS: Los Angeles is another acquisition set to start airing on USA this fall.
In this day and age, cancellation for a TV series might not mean "gone forever." In some cases a series will get dropped by a network but picked up over at cable. See Cougar Town and Southland for examples of that. And on occasion, a series will get cancelled and then un-cancelled by its own network. Drop Dead Diva is a recent example of that occurring.
The Onion's video poking fun at USA's sun-soaked line-up of original programming did not go ignored by the cable TV network. The Onion ran a parody news broadcast of USA's announcement of their renewal of "all 90 of its current shows," including "Burn Collar" and "Covert Notice," and other original series featuring "beautiful experts pretending to be something they're not in dazzling locations." The fake announcement, which takes a jab at USA's preference for finding the lighter side of crime investigations...
Gaumont International Television is serving up something special for Comic Con attendees this year. The production company announced this week that their NBC series Hannibal will featured in a panel at the San Diego-set event this year. And, unlike just about every other SDCC announcement we've heard for TV shows this summer so far, we actually know exactly when and where this panel is taking place. Also coming to SDCC this year is USA's Psych.
USAís Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness returned to the schedule last night and sort-of crushed on basic cable, pulling in the best viewership for original cable content during primetime. That might sound pretty good, but unfortunately both shows were down in viewership during their premieres last night, despite some interesting guest stars.
Graceland is an oasis, a beachfront property in California that was seized by the government and now houses a hodgepodge of law enforcement agents from different organizations. Itís a gorgeous home in a gorgeous location, replete with a chore wheel. However, inside its walls, there are plenty of people living on top of one another, each working different covers and keeping different secrets.
USA debuted Jeff Eastin's new drama series Graceland last night, and those who missed it can watch the full pilot episode in its entirety above. The series premiere introduced us to Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit), a rookie FBI agent who's fresh out of Quantico and assigned to live with a group of undercover law enforcers in a Southern California beachfront house referred to as "Graceland."
Warren Kole isn't the only new face headed to White Collar for the USA series' upcoming fifth season. The series is also adding Bridget Regan, who' s set to play the recurring role of a character who will be getting tangled up with Neal Caffrey on both a personal and a professional level. (Article contains references to the ending of Season 4, so if you aren't caught up, read no further!)
This article contains some major spoilers from last Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones, so if you're not caught up, read no further! Game of Thrones' loss is Suits gain! Just days after Michelle Fairley's GoT made her gruesome and terrible exit on the HBO drama series, comes word that Fairley's headed over to USA for a recurring role on Suits, which is heading into its third season this summer.
The summer TV season has begun, as most of the Midseason series have wrapped up and we're starting to see the networks roll out their summer offerings. Once upon a time, summer was the down season for TV, but in this day and age, cable and network television offer a nice variety of scripted and unscripted programming to fill the gap between spring and fall.
Warren Kole showed us his tidy side in USA's short-lived cop series Common Law, and then he took things to a creepy level when he headed over to Fox for his role in the cult drama The Following. Now it looks like the actor is headed back to USA for a spot on White Collar. The USA series stars Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a "white collar criminal" who now works with the FBI to help them solve crimes. Kole's set to play a recurring role in the series' fifth season,
If all goes well for USA in the coming years, the cable channel may be as well associated with great original comedies as they are with fun original dramas. That seems to be the plan for USA, as they've recently ordered two comedy series, and they just gave the greenlight to a half-hour comedy pilot from Fairly Legal executive producer Peter Ocko, titled Divide & Conquer. This one may be particularly fitting, given USA's plans to air Modern Family later this year, as Divide & Conquer also happens to have a focus on family.
In addition to the news that USA had greenlit two new comedy series and put one pilot into development, the cable channel announced that they're developing a number of new dramas, which could eventually join the likes of White Collar, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Necessary Roughness and newcomer Graceland at the network.
USA's known to incorporate humor in many of their drama series, but until now, the network's focus among its original programming has been on dramas. We knew that USA had its eye on some comedy projects and today the cable channel announced that they've greenlit their first-ever original half-hour comedies. Denis Leary and Bob Fisher's Sirens received a series order, as did Playing House from Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair.
Among the series slated to return at USA this summer is Royal Pains, which debuts its fifth season in June. It appears the drama, which centers on a doctor who treats wealthy clientele out in the Hamptons during the summer, has tapped into NBC's pool of talented actors for its guest stars, as Community's Danny Pudi and Grimm's Claire Coffee are both set to appear in the series in Season 5.