USA Network Upfronts 2008 – Quick Updates

USA Upfronts - Tony Shaloub and Debra Messing

I just got home from the USA Network Upfronts 2008 and I wanted to give you a quick overview of what happened.

Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures to share, because we weren’t allowed to take pictures. However, USA will have some official photos that I will share with you as soon as I get them. (Note: The picture above is from the Upfronts in NY on March 26)

It’s no secret that the only new TV show coming out this summer on USA Network is IN PLAIN SIGHT, starring Mary McCormack, Fred Weller, and Lesley Anne Warren. More information on that later. However, we will be getting a lot of returning shows.

Burn Notice, Psych, Monk, and The Starter Wife are all coming back for new seasons.

BREAKING NEWS: Judy Davis has just signed for the second season of The Starter Wife, and will be back as Molly Kagan’s (Debra Messing) best friend, Joan.

USA showed some clips of all their original new and returning shows and then introduced some of their new projects.

On to the most interesting part, we got to speak to some of the talent at the party and they were:

  • Gabrielle Anwar who plays Fiona on Burn Notice
  • Tim Omundson who plays Carlton Lassiter on Psych (and who also played Phil Constantino on Jericho)
  • Traylor Howard who plays Natalie Treeger on Monk
  • Debra Messing who plays Molly Kagan on The Starter Wife
  • Fred Weller who plays Marshall Mann on In Plain Sight

Stay tuned for further details on each of these Q&As. What I will tell you is that everyone was very fun to talk to.

And to finish the night, USA Network gave everybody a little gift – a small video camcorder.

USA Networks rocks!