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PURGE, THE
Air Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on SYFY
Episode Title: (#101) "What Is America? (SIMULCAST ON USA)"
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

THE PURGE "What Is America?"- 10/9c *SERIES PREMIERE*

Purge Commencement looms. Several characters find themselves venturing into the chaos of the night.

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PURGE, THE (USA)
Returns in TBA 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/4/18 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2019-20 season (the show's second) on 11/6/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from USA's press release, November 2018) Today, USA Network announced a second season pick-up for THE PURGE. A co-production with Blumhouse Television and Universal Cable Productions, THE PURGE is currently USA's #1 drama averaging 1.2MM (18-49) and 2.3MM (P2+)*. The series airs on USA with the Season 1 finale airing tonight, November 6 at 10/9c. "USA Network is so proud to be the television home for the iconic franchise, THE PURGE," said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. "The partnership and creative trust of Jason Blum and everyone at Blumhouse Television and Universal Pictures ensured THE PURGE's successful transition from film to TV - and, along with Universal Cable Productions, we look forward to digging even deeper into the mythology in Season 2." "James Demonaco has done it again: the propulsive and compelling story he crafted for Season 1 of THE PURGE truly resonated with audiences in a significant way," said Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse. "We are thrilled to embark on Season 2, and can't wait to bring more of James' vision to USA and fans of THE PURGE." Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, THE PURGE revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, Season 1 follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, the characters are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Warren as Jane
· Colin Woodell as Rick
· Dominic Fumusa as Pete
· Fiona Dourif as Tavis
· Gabriel Chavarria as Miguel
· Hannah Anderson as Jenna
· Jessica Garza as Penelope
· Jessica Miesel as Alison
· Lee Tergesen as Joe
· Lili Simmons as Lila
· Sabrina Gennarino as Madelyn
· William Baldwin as Don Ryker
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Form as EP
· Anthony Hemingway as DIR (Pilot)
· Brad Fuller as EP
· James DeMonaco as CRTR/EP
· Jason Blum as EP
· Michael Bay as EP
· Sebastien K. Lemercier as EP
· Thomas Kelly as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a feature film
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Blumhouse Television
· Platinum Dunes
· Universal Cable Productions