USA Network Bringing Back Breezy Dramas As It Reenters Original Scripted Series Space

USA Network’s “blue sky” series of the 2000s and early 2010s are having a moment this year between Suits‘ blockbuster run on Netflix, which broke streaming records and led to a potential offshoot series at NBC, and the Monk reunion movie, which premieres today on Peacock and already is getting awards recognition. Now the brand is making its way back to where it started, on the USA Network. NBCUniversal’s ad-supported cable net is plotting a return to original scripted programming with light, frothy character-based procedurals in the mold of the lineup from the “blue sky”era that included Monk, Burn Notice, Psych, Royal Pains, White Collar and Suits.

WWE Commentary Shakeup: Michael Cole, Wade Barrett Move To ‘Raw,’ Cole To Also Remain On ‘SmackDown’

Canceled Dating Show ‘The Big D’ Gets Picked Up By USA

As it turns out, USA Network really wants The Big D. The cabler has picked up the dating competition series after it was scrapped by TBS last year. It’s now set to premiere on Wednesday, June 14, at 10 ET, following the return of Temptation Island.

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Marathon Honoring Richard Belzer To Air On USA Network

Blake Shelton’s Celebrity Game Show ‘Barmageddon’ Brews Up Big Ratings For USA Network

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly are brewing up impressive ratings at USA Network with their new game show, Barmageddon. The series premiere, which aired on Dec. 5, was the network’s most-viewed series premiere in nearly three years with 1.2M total viewers, according to live-plus-3-day Nielsen data. That’s about an 81% increase from the same-day audience, which is a record delayed viewing lift for USA Network’s unscripted programming. The episode also scored the network’s best premiere rating among the 18-49 demo in more than three years.

The Future Of ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Now That Todd And Julie Have Been Sentenced To Prison

‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Still Set To Air On USA After Couple’s Conviction

USA Network is keeping its long-running reality series Chrisley Knows Best on the air despite fraud convictions for two of its stars. Todd and Julie Chrisley were convicted Tuesday on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion following a three-week trial. A jury found the couple guilty of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million in loans, conspiring to defraud the IRS and tax evasion, as presented by federal prosecutors in Atlanta. Julie Chrisley was also convicted on charges of wire fraud and obstruction of justice. Through their attorneys, the Chrisleys said they plan to appeal the verdict.

Todd And Julie Chrisley Found Guilty On Federal Charges

The USA Network reality TV stars were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year. Their trial began three weeks ago, and a jury on Tuesday found them guilty of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Ryan Buchanan in Atlanta. They were also found guilty of conspiring to defraud the IRS and tax evasion, and Julie Chrisley was convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

‘Magnum P.I.’ May Be Rescued By NBC & USA Network Following CBS Cancellation

Magnum P.I. is looking to join an elite group of popular broadcast series that have overcome shocking cancellations to continue their runs. No one is commenting, but I hear talks are underway for NBC and/or USA Network to potentially carry the series starring Jay Hernandez. An arrangement still is being figured out, but I hear one scenario is for new episodes to air on NBC while USA would run previous seasons of the action drama, a reboot of the 1980s series that starred Tom Selleck

‘9-1-1’ Set To Premiere On USA Network

9-1-1 has been acquired by NBCUniversal’s USA Network and the drama about first responders in Los Angeles will start airing in a four-hour primetime block on Wednesday, Jan. 5. The deal between NBCUniversal Television and Streaming and Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution covers all four existing seasons of the show — which stars Angela Bassett, Peter Krause and Jennifer Love Hewitt — as well the current fifth season and any upcoming seasons. The current season will debut on USA later this year.

USA Network’s ‘The Sinner’ To End With Season 4

NBCU Pushes More Sports Programming Onto USA Network

NBCUniversal said several of its NBC Sports franchises will be finding new homes on cable on USA Network in 2022, including Premier League soccer, NASCAR and IndyCar races. The shift comes as the company shuts down the NBCSN cable network at the end of the year. Some sports programming will also be appearing on CNBC and Peacock.

Fallen King Of Cable TV Bets That Live Sports Can Stem Decline

Once an icon of cable TV’s money-minting powers, USA Network today symbolizes the industry’s long slide in the face of relentless cord cutting. Now, it’s becoming a crucial test of how much more cash can be wrung from the declining pay TV business.

Chris McCumber Exits As USA, SyFy President

Chris McCumber, president, Entertainment Networks — USA Network and Syfy, is leaving NBCUniversal after 19 years at the company’s flagship entertainment cable networks. He just notified his team in an internal memo.

‘The Purge’ And ‘Treadstone’ Canceled At USA Network

‘Dare Me’ Canceled After One Season At USA Network

‘The Biggest Loser’ Reboot Ordered At USA Net

‘Mr. Robot’ Probably Ending After Season 4

USA Whacks ‘Shooter’ After 3 Seasons

USA Network Orders ‘Bourne’ Prequel Pilot

St. Pierre Upped To Comm. SVP At USA, Syfy

USA Renews ‘The Sinner’ For Season 2

Katherine Heigl Joins ‘Suits’ Season 8

USA Network Cancels ‘Damnation,’ ‘American Rust’

‘Mr. Robot’ Renewed For Season 4 By USA

‘Playing House’ Canceled at USA After 3 Seasons

USA To Premiere ‘Psych: The Movie’ On Dec. 7

USA Network Unveils Fall Schedule

Jessica St. Clair Reveals Cancer Battle

USA Orders ‘Psych’ Holiday Reunion Movie

USA Network Revamps Its Brand Image

For the past 18 months, the brain trust at USA Network has been focused on finding a solution to a marketing dilemma: How to freshen the brand of a general entertainment channel in an on-demand world. The team led by Alexandra Shapiro, marketing and digital EVP for the entertainment group at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, did extensive market research about the cultural mood of its target audience and focus-group testing of numerous concepts before settling on the network’s first new tagline since 2005: “We the Bold.”

Donny Deutsch To Star In New USA Comedy

USA Network Cancels ‘Benched’

USA Names Jessica Sebastian Head Of Unscripted

USA’s ‘Covert Affairs’ Canceled After 5 Seasons

Real Drama Casts Shadow Over ‘Chrisley’

NEW YORK (AP) — On camera, the family on USA’s “Chrisley Knows Best” has briefly addressed son Kyle’s second-season absence, saying he’s “going through a difficult time.” Off camera, the […]

USA Network Dramas Taking A Darker Turn

USA Network Orders Drama Pilot ‘Evil Men’

USA Renews ‘Satisfaction’, Cancels ‘Rush’

Hacker Drama ‘Mr. Robot’ Gets Pilot Order At USA