For the past seven consecutive summers, the USA Network has been cable’s #1 network across all key demos, signaling the pick-up of three of their original dramas: Covert Affairs, Royal Pains and White Collar.
Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel shared in a recent announcement that “all three of these series have found ways to stay creatively fresh and culturally relevant. The execution in writing, acting and production is among the best on television. In an increasingly competitive landscape, these series got new season pickups the old-fashioned way, they earned it!”
‘Covert Affairs’, which stars Piper Perabo as Annie Walker, a young CIA operative whose exceptional linguistic skills and killer instinct make her invaluable to the Agency, received a 16-episode order for season four. The series will be back for its current season on Tuesday, October 16 with six all-new episodes.
‘Royal Pains’ follows talented young doctor Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) a disgraced New York City physician who reinvents himself as the Hamptons’ doctor-on-demand to the rich and famous. The series received a 26-episode two season order and a special two-hour holiday event – the long-awaited wedding of Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) and Evan (Paulo Costanzo) – will air on December 16.
‘White Collar’, which stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay as an unlikely partnership between charming con artist Neal Caffrey and straightforward FBI agent Peter Burke who partner to catch other elusive white collar criminals, also received a 16-episode order for an additional season. The series recently aired its summer finale and will be back with new episodes for its current season in January.
Fans of all three shows have a great deal to look forward to this year and beyond.