At their annual Upfront presentation, USA Network announced their summer premiere lineup including returning shows Suits, Graceland, Playing House, Royal Pains and Chrisley Knows Best. The network also revealed series premiere dates for their new dramas Mr. Robot and Complications.
Hacker drama Mr. Robot, starring Christian Slater (The Adderall Diaries) and Rami Malek (The Pacific), will premiere on Wednesday, June 24 at 10/9c. The series recently won the SXSW Audience Awards and is an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival.
Burn Notice creator Matt Nix returns to the network this summer as the creator and executive producer of Complications, an unpredictable thriller starring Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova) and Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl). The series premieres with a two-hour event, featuring new back-to-back one-hour episodes on Thursday, June 18 at 9/8c.
The cabler also announced that they are expanding their commitment to the live action entertainment company WWE, bringing SmackDown to its lineup in 2016, joining Monday Night Raw and reality series WWE Tough Enough.
USA provided series descriptions and schedule information:
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TUESDAY, JUNE 2
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST 9/8c
Season three of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST promises even more over–the-top Todd Chrisley moments, as he and his wife Julie continue to raise their two teenagers, Chase and Savannah, eight-year-old son Grayson and two-year-old granddaughter Chloe – all under one roof. The 18-episode third season will air in two parts with 12 episodes this summer.
ROYAL PAINS 10/9 c
Season seven of ROYAL PAINS brings us back to the sun-drenched Hamptons with Hank (Mark Feuerstein) setting his sights on obtaining what’s been missing in his life, while Evan (Paulo Costanzo) juggles his promotion with his desire to start a family with Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) and Divya (Reshma Shetty) fights to keep her family together. The series also stars Ben Shenkman and Campbell Scott.
Jason O’Mara as Dr. John Ellison — (Photo by: Daniel McFadden/USA Network)
THURSDAY, JUNE 18
COMPLICATIONS 9/8c and 10/9c
From the creator of Burn Notice, comes the fast-paced and unpredictable thriller, COMPLICATIONS. The series stars Jason O’Mara as Dr. John Ellison, a suburban doctor who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter’s death, intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life. The series also stars Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), and Lauren Stamile (Burn Notice).
TUESDAY, JUNE 23
WWE TOUGH ENOUGH 8/7c
WWE TOUGH ENOUGH is an action-packed competition reality show from the ratings juggernaut WWE. Featuring a new format, with live elements, the series gives unknown athletes a chance at being crowned the next WWE Superstar or Diva. Fans can expect harder challenges, fiercer competition and rivalries that are more dramatic than ever.
Pictured: (l-r) Rami Malek and Christian Slater — (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/USA Network)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24
In the fifth season premiere, Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) has left Harvey (Gabriel Macht), after more than a decade of working together. She is now working for his long-time rival Louis (Rick Hoffman). And while Jessica (Gina Torres) readjusts to being single, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) are giddy after his marriage proposal.
MR. ROBOT 10/9c
This techno thriller follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. MR. ROBOT also stars Portia Doubleday (Her), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Martin Wallström (Simple Simon).
Pictured: Daniel Sunjata as Paul Briggs — (Photo by: Jeff Daly/USA Network)
THURSDAY, JUNE 25
Season three resumes after an attack on Mike (Aaron Tveit). Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) gets coerced into a high-risk operation, while his pregnant counterpart Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is on a mission to find the person who nearly killed her. Joe ‘Johnny’ Tuturro (Manny Montana), Dale Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Paige (Serinda Swan) each seek normalcy as federal agents with the FBI, DEA and ICE living in an undercover world of their own.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
PLAYING HOUSE 10/9c
The critically acclaimed comedy returns for a season two with an innovative windowing structure that, each week, will allow viewers to preview next week’s episode on their Video-On-Demand platforms. Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) are in store for their biggest adventure yet — raising a baby. This season, Maggie and Emma navigate their way through life as co-parents to Maggie’s daughter Charlotte. The colorful residents of Pinebrook, CT also return, including Emma’s first love Mark (Keegan Michael Key).
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