or


[03/28/07 - 04:59 PM]
USA Network's Hot Summer Originals Burn Up the Competition
USA will present six original series this summer, more than any other cable network has ever offered during that period, establishing an industry record.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK'S HOT SUMMER ORIGINALS BURN UP THE COMPETITION

Six Summer Series Set Cable Record

NEW YORK � March 28, 2007 � USA Network will present six original series this summer, more than any other cable network has ever offered during that period, establishing an industry record. The line-up includes returning hit series, a six-hour television event and the launch of a new original series.

"With The Starter Wife and Burn Notice joining our hits Monk, Psych, The 4400, The Dead Zone and WWE Raw, we're looking at about 100 hours of original content," said Bonnie Hammer, president, USA Network and SCI FI Channel. "It clearly positions USA as an industry leader, the go-to place for strong original programming."

On the heels of Memorial Day, USA Network plans a May 31 premiere of THE STARTER WIFE, a six-hour television event based on the New York Times best-selling novel from celebrated author Gigi Levangie Grazer. A sexy and wickedly funny tour de force about life after divorce and one woman's (Messing) quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head, THE STARTER WIFE tackles the most delicious and dastardly details of divorce and recovery, Hollywood style, while at the same time being relatable to everyday women.

THE STARTER WIFE stars Emmy� winner Debra Messing, Tony� winner & Emmy winner Joe Mantegna, Emmy winner & Academy Award� nominee Judy Davis, Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, Miranda Otto ("Lord of the Rings"), Peter Jacobson ("As Good As It Gets"), Stephen Moyer ("Quills"), Aden Young ("The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course") and Chris Diamantopoulos ("Boston Legal") and is directed by multiple award winner Jon Avnet and penned by Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon ("Runaway Bride"). The project is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with 3 Arts Entertainment. Stephanie Davis ("The Caveman's Valentine") and Howard Klein ("The Office," "Carnivale") serve as executive producers for 3 Arts, with Jon Avnet, Gigi Levangie Grazer, Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott also serving as executive producers. Jeff Hayes serves as co-executive producer.

Firing up the grill on June 28 is BURN NOTICE, starring Jeffrey Donovan ("Touching Evil," "Crossing Jordan," "Hitch"), Gabrielle Anwar ("Scent of a Woman," "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines"), Bruce Campbell ("Evil Dead") and Sharon Gless ("Cagney & Lacey," "Queer as Folk") in a drama series focusing on a secret agent who becomes untouchable after unknown forces put a 'burn notice' out on him, effectively ending his career as a spy. He uses his special training to help people who cannot go to the police and to search for those responsible for his current situation. The project is produced by Fox Television Studios. Matt Nix ("Me and the Big Guy") is the creator, executive producer and writer. Mikkel Bondesen ("Catch That Kid", "Solstice") serves as executive producer.

USA's record-breaking success in 2006 as the #1 basic cable network across the board has continued through 2007. USA was the #1 network in basic cable prime for both January and February and is currently pacing to have the best margin of victory for a first quarter on record in the key P25-54 demo. USA's margin of victory over competition continues to grow as currently the network holds a 25% lead in P25-54 and a 19% lead in P18-49 over all competition.

About USA Network:

USA NETWORK is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 basic cable network across the board in 2006, USA Network is seen in 90 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [march 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 4400, THE (USA)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PSYCH (USA)
· QUEER AS FOLK (SHOWTIME)
· STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)
· TOUCHING EVIL (USA)
· WWE RAW (USA)





[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.

[09/03/15 - 12:00 PM]
Hallmark Channel's Original Programming Stands Out on Saturday Nights
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[09/03/15 - 11:34 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Encores Win the Late-Night Ratings Week of Aug. 24-28
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of August 24-28.

[09/03/15 - 11:03 AM]
TNT & TBS Stars Rashida Jones, Sean Bean, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Rebecca Romijn and Jeff Hephner Coming to New York Comic Con
TBS and TNT are bringing the stars and producers of five of their most anticipated upcoming shows to New York Comic Con in October.

[09/03/15 - 10:07 AM]
British Pop Sensation Little Mix to Perform with "America's Got Talent" Finalists Acroarmy for Sept. 9 Semifinal Results Show on NBC
Little Mix - singers Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall - have quickly established themselves as one of the brightest pop acts in Britain.

[09/03/15 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD Greenlights "Lab Rats: Elite Force," a Spin-Off of Popular Series "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Mighty Med"
Reprising their starring roles on their respective series are Billy Unger as Chase and Bradley Steven Perry as Kaz, Jake Short as Oliver, Paris Berelc as Skylar, and Kelli Berglund as Bree.

[09/03/15 - 09:35 AM]
USA Network Wins the Summer, Ranking #1 in Key Demos Across All Basic Cable
USA spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/03/15 - 09:18 AM]
SundanceTV Joins Forces with Red Arrow International, Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures in New Zealand on Original Genre Series "Cleverman"
Set in the near future, the series follows a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit and kill them.

[09/03/15 - 08:55 AM]
"The Carmichael Show" Grows in Its Second Week, Up 18% at 9 P.M., 22% at 9:30
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/15 - 08:31 AM]
CBS Program Advisory for Premiere of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
"The Late Show" will run until 12:44 AM, ET/PT on Tuesday, September 8.

[09/03/15 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Edges CBS, FOX for Demo Crown
Plus: the Peacock's "America's Got Talent" is the night's most-watched program overall.

[09/03/15 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Celebrity Wife Swap" Season Finale is Up in Viewers and Adults 18-49, Marking its Most-Watched Telecast in 4 Weeks
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 2.

[09/03/15 - 07:51 AM]
Discovery's #1-Rated Show "Gold Rush" Returns for Sixth Season with Miners Facing New Challenges and Unexpected Twists of Fate
The series returns with a two-hour premiere on Friday, October 16 at 9:00/8:00c.