When Happy Endings was officially cancelled by ABC, the show’s small but avid fanbase went through a rollercoaster of emotions. There was hope that the show might move forward on another network, but once those hopes were quashed, it was time for the cast to shop around for new projects. We’re pleased as punch to let you know that Eliza Coupe will be returning to television as a lead in a brand new comedy picked up by USA Network. It’s called Benched, and it sounds like the perfect project for the actress.
USA is lining up their winter premieres and returns, and that includes start dates for the return of Suits, White Collar and Psych, as well as the debut of their new half-hour comedy from Denis Leary, Sirens. Suits will return Thursday, March 6 at 9/8c, after which Sirens will premiere at 10/9c. As for Psych, the beloved series will be back for its eighth season on Wednesday, January 8 at 9/8c.
When it comes to any TV series, casting is crucial, but that seems even more relevant when it comes to USA series, as their emphasis on characters relies partially on great writing and partially on the right lead characters. In the case of the USA pilot Rush, the “great writing” checkbox has already been checked with Jonathan Levine on board to write and direct the project. And now it seems they’ve found their lead in Wales-born actor Tom Ellis.
Suits wrapped up the first half of its third season last month, and to tide fans over before Season 3 returns, USA has decided to go ahead and renew the lawyer drama for a fourth season. Additionally, the network announced its plans to finish airing the second part of Season three.
USA offers a pretty heavily drama-oriented lineup, and even though the network has been busy hoping to push more comedies, drama is still a priority for the cable channel. On Tuesday, the network announced it had picked up a new project to pilot led by former Suits showrunner Sean Jablonski, which tells me nothing except that the new program’s characters will likely indulge in modern, sexy clothing.
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.
USA’s 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. It’s 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.