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.
Modern Family is still airing new episodes at ABC, but fans will find the previously aired episodes from the first four seasons rerunning on USA. The cable channel shared the following ad to celebrate Modern Family's planned debut at the channel on Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m.
There are some sitcom reruns that are great to DVR just to have loaded up and ready to go when there's nothing on. See also Friends, Seinfeld and The Office. Of course, it looks like USA will have the family-centered comedy airing often enough that you may not need to bother DVRing it. The first four seasons will air air five nights a week, from Tuesday - Friday from 8-9 p.m., Tuesdays from 9-11 p.m., Fridays 9-10 p.m., Sundays 9-11 p.m. Meanwhile, CBS drama NCIS: Los Angeles will start airing over at USA on Monday, September 23.
Moving on to original programming, USA announced the returns of White Collar and Covert Affairs. Both original dramas will return on Thursday, October 17. It's Season 5 for White Collar, which makes its grand return at 9:00 p.m..
WHITE COLLAR picks up after the shocking arrest of FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay) on murder charges. Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) must make a deal with the devil to help clear his name. The series also stars Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen, Marsha Thomason and Sharif Atkins. Garson makes his television directorial debut this season and DeKay returns to direct another episode.
And then fans of Covert Affairs will get to see the final six episodes of Season 4 of Covert Affairs.
In season 4.5 of COVERT AFFAIRS the hunt is on. As the people closest to Annie (Golden Globe®-nominee Piper Perabo) suffer in the aftermath of Henry Wilcox’s (guest star Gregory Itzin) bitter revenge plot, Annie makes her biggest sacrifice, pushing herself farther than ever in order to face off against a devious puppet master. The series also stars Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher and Hill Harper.
That brings us to the holiday season! USA has It Takes a Choir set to air Sundays at 8:00 p.m., starting November 3. The reality series event is based on a UK series and follows "the distinct and charming choirmaster Gareth Malone, who unites an unexpected mix of characters through the spellbinding power of music." Malone is further described as a fish out of water, being put into crazy situations with big characters. Each episode builds up to a public performances from the choir in front of their family, friends and community. It sounds like something that should fit in well during the weeks leading up to the holidays.
Speaking of the holidays, let's not forget Psych: The Musical, the anticipated Psych special event, which is sure to be a hit among fans and musical enthusiasts. That airs Sunday, December 15 from 9-11 p.m.
Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dule Hill) dive into a world that's equal parts mystery and melody to track down an escaped playwright mad man, Z (Anthony Rapp, “Rent”), who six years earlier was deemed criminally insane after locking a critic in a back room of the theatre that he burnt to the ground. The holiday event also stars Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Timothy Omundson and Corbin Bernsen.