There will be a meeting of the sci-fi minds as former The Walking Dead star Sarah Wayne Callies will be joining the cast of Colony, the new USA Network pilot from former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse. Another Lost alum, Josh Holloway, will also be starring in the drama, which takes place in a modern day Los Angeles that is being occupied by alien invaders. READ FULL STORY
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Modern marriages are in and fixer-doctors are out at the USA network.
The network announced Thursday that they will be renewing modern relationship drama Satisfaction with a 10-episode order for season two. Along with the renewal came news of the cancellation of fixer-doctor drama Rush.
Satisfaction follows the modern arrangement of couple Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) and his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak), who keep their relationship together by having relationships outside of their marriage. Rush followed Dr. William P. Rush, an off-the-books doctor who serves an illicit list of clientele in Los Angeles.
The show’s renewal came in large part to the DVR lift in ratings, averaging 2.21 million viewers when DVR data was added to the live ratings number. According to The Hollywood Reporter, while Rush had similar live ratings to Satisfaction, the DVR ratings was not as substantial and producing Satisfaction was decidedly cheaper, as it is produced under USA’s sister studio, Universal Cable Productions.
The drama will follow the travails of Elliot (Rami Malek), a young and socially inept programmer who feels he can only form connections to people by hacking them, in a digital sense. Elliot traverses a fine line between living his life working at a cyber-security firm and being recruited by underworld companies in order to tear down corporate America.
Doubleday, known for her recent turns in Carrie and Her, will play Angela, a close childhood friend of Elliot’s who works with him at the cyber-security firm. Chaikin, who more recently was a regular on Suburgatory, will play Marlene, a hacker who is especially skilled in creating malware that brings down entire networks.
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Carlton Cuse, the man behind Lost and Bates Motel, is teaming up with Hercules‘ Ryan Condal for a new pilot with the working title Colony.
USA just announced that it has officially picked up the pilot of Colony, which is described as a “naturalistic drama about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race.” The show will be set in Los Angeles in the near future, only this Los Angeles exists in a “state of occupation by a force of outside intruders.”
“Colony is a gripping story that brilliantly weaves together an intense family drama in an authentic, yet unknown, world,” USA Network President Chris McCumber said in a press release. “We are pleased to be in business with Ryan Condal and Carlton Cuse, who is clearly one of the best in the industry when it comes to genre fiction.”
The pilot was written and is executive produced by both Cuse and Condal.
The USA Network is on the search for its next hit, with the announcement today of it’s 2014-15 development slate.
An alien drama from Lost creator Carlton Cuse, a comedy from Amy Poehler, and a single-cam comedy about a ski resort from Jessica Biel’s Iron Ocean Films are among the development projects touted by the network, who released descriptions for more than a dozen in-the-works possible series. READ FULL STORY
Anne Heche fans won’t have to dig too deep to find the Emmy-winning actress back on the small screen this year.
Heche (Save Me) has joined the upcoming USA Network six-episode action-adventure series Dig, from co-creators and executive producers Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland). She joins previously-announced star Jason Isaacs (Awake).
Dig is set and will shoot in Jerusalem as well as other international locations. The series follows FBI detective Peter Connelly (Isaacs) who becomes a murder suspect after trying to track down a religious artifact that could trigger an event that would change the course of history. Heche will play Peter’s boss and only friend, Lynn, the head of the Jerusalem FBI office. Though she is tough and not afraid of anyone on her team – including Peter, her occasional lover – she has a sense of humor and soft side.
The event series will premiere on USA Network in late 2014.
USA has ordered an untitled Sean Jablonski (Suits, Nip Tuck) drama for 10 episodes slated to premiere this summer.
The show stars Matt Passmore (The Glades) as an investment banker who discovers his wife is seeing a male escort and the repercussions of that revelation on his stagnant marriage.
“Through a culturally resonant story of an imperfect marriage, the series takes a captivating look at real modern day issues facing couples in today’s complicated world,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber.
The news follows the recent pickup of courtroom comedy Benched (starring Happy Endings‘ Eliza Coupe) and the announcement of six-episode event series Dig starring Jason Isaacs and executive produced by Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland).
USA Network has put Eliza Coupe and Jay Harrington on the case, picking up the courtroom comedy Benched, the network announced today.
The Happy Endings actress will star as Nina, a driven corporate lawyer who suffers a public nervous breakdown after losing out on a promotion, and find herself in unfamiliar waters when she starts working as a public defender. Harrington, who headlined another ABC cult comedy, Better Off Ted, plays Phil, Nina’s new co-worker who is described as “tall, dark and handsome, if not a little scruffy, public defender and avid gambler.” READ FULL STORY
Say hello to the USA Network’s new original half-hour comedy, Sirens.
As evident in the trailer below, which you’re seeing first on EW.com, the show revolves around a group of good-looking EMTs who, when they’re not saving lives, engage in locker-room-style hijinks.
Sirens is the first show out of the gate from a slate of a few comedies being worked on by the USA Network, who at the May Upfronts made no secret of their ambitions to re-enter the half-hour comedy game.
Michael Mosley, best known for his work in Longmire, plays the main character, Johnny, a sports-loving Chicago EMT who works with his gay best friend Hank (Kevin Daniels). The Vow‘s Jessica McNamee plays Johnny’s ex Theresa, a cop with the Chicago PD who is still in love with her ex (but not in love with his commitment issues).
Former Rescue Me star Denis Leary and Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers) executive produce the show, which premieres in March. READ FULL STORY
SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t watched tonight’s Covert Affairs season premiere, stop reading now. Creators Matt Corman and Chris Ord take us through the big twists and tease what’s next.
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Burn Notice‘s upcoming 13-episode seventh season will be the show’s last, the USA Network said today in a release.
“Burn Notice has had an incredible run over the last six years, and we could not be more proud of the extraordinary talent both in front of and behind the cameras who have collectively made this show into one of the most popular and lauded shows on TV today,” USA Network co-president Chris McCumber said. “From day one, Burn Notice‘s characters, storylines and mythology have consistently captivated a massive audience, and this final season will raise the stakes even higher, leading up to a spectacular series finale,” added fellow co-pres Jeff Wachtel.
Burn Notice‘s new season premieres June 6.
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