USA network has unveiled its summer schedule, announcing when fans can expect their favorite USA series to return. Here’s a brief rundown:
- Season seven of Burn Notice begins on Thursday, June 6th at 9/8c.
- The new drama series Graceland premieres on Thursday, June 6th at 10/9c.
- Season five of Royal Pains kicks off on Wednesday, June 12th at 9/8c.
- The third season of Necessary Roughness launches on Wednesday, June 12th at 10/9c.
- Season four of Cover Affairs begins on Tuesday, July 16th at 9/8c.
- The season three premiere of Suits airs on Tuesday, July 16th at 10/9c.
- And finally, the new series Summer Camp will bow at an unspecified date in July.
Fans of USA Network’s summer programing will be happy to know that White Collar, Royal Pains, and Covert Affairs have all been renewed for further seasons. THR reports that Royal Pains has been given a 26-episode order for seasons five and six (each running 13-episodes long), while White Collar and Covert Affairs have been picked up for their respective 15-episode fifth and fourth seasons. Fans won’t have to wait until next summer for more Royal Pains, however, as a two-hour TV movie called Off-Season Greetings is set to air on December 16th.
USA has yet to make a decision concerning its other series, but the trifecta of White Collar, Royal Pains, and Covert Affairs still brings in strong ratings, especially in the coveted 18-49 demographic.
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After renewing White Collar, Suits and In Plain Sight, USA Network has now made three more renewals for a handful of their ongoing series. TV Line has word that the cable network has given a third season order to Covert Affairs and a fourth season order to Royal Pains. Meanwhile, the new series Necessary Roughness will get a second season at bat as well. In a bit of standard publicity fluff, USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said:
“USA’s original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air — and every single one of them was great.”
As for the conclusion of the current seasons of Covert Affairs and Royal Pains, the former will begin airing the final six episodes of the second season on November 1st at 9/8c while the latter will finish out its season sometime later this winter.
The entirety of USA Network’s thriving original series will be returning next year. Series like In Plain Sight, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs and Law & Order: Criminal Intent were already set to return and THR reports Royal Pains, White Collar and Psych will all be joining them for another season as well. Their drama line-up is starting to rival that of broadcast networks and they’re still planning to launch a couple more next year (with an eye towards some more comedy and maybe unscripted programming). Royal Pains will deliver 16 or 18 episodes (apparently an 18-episode order is more likely) while White Collar and Psych will be getting 16-episode orders. Fans of these series should count their blessings as broadcast networks can’t seem to hold on to their shows year after year.