If you’ve been wondering the fate of some of your favorite summer programs, you’re in luck! We’ve got the answers you’ve been waiting for that includes three of the biggest shows on the USA Network. According to THR, they are adding “Psych,” “White Collar,” and “Royal Pains” to their roster of renewed programming that currently includes “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Covert Affairs,” “In Plain Sight,” and “Burn Notice.”
Besides this returning list of programs, USA still plans on bringing on even more one hour shows next year.
…USA is close to having a stable of successful hour-long shows that equals some broadcast networks. Though USA expects to once again launch one or two new dramas next year, executives plan to expand into new genres, such as comedy and unscripted programming, to help broaden the lineup.
Hold on to your butts broadcast networks, the cable folks are catching up. Over the past decade thanks to “The Sopranos,” cable shows have dominated the award circuit because of the amount of freedom they have when it comes to what they can air. The more shows that hop on the bandwagon, the more competition the big four (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) are going to have.
“Royal Pains” will return for 16 to 18 episodes, more likely 18, which helps the network split the show’s season into two uninterrupted runs. The show was second only to its “Burn Notice” lead-in for delivering adults 18-49 this summer among scripted shows (3.5 million in the demo). “White Collar” will get 16 episodes and drew 2.3 million in the demo. “Psych” will also receive 16 episodes, and ranked as the summer’s top scripted show on cable Wednesday nights in the demo (2.3 million).
Get ready for another dose of great summer programming courtesy of USA.
What do you think of the network’s line up? Do you watch all or only some of these shows?