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[07/15/07 - 02:06 PM]
USA Network Announces Notable Slate of "Character"- Driven Projects in Development for 2008
The projects are HALO, THE EXPERT and CITIZEN'S ARREST and were announced by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES NOTABLE SLATE OF "CHARACTER"- DRIVEN PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR 2008

USA NETWORK ANNOUNCES NOTABLE SLATE OF "CHARACTER"- DRIVEN PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT FOR 2008

LOS ANGELES, California, July 15, 2007 � USA Network announced today a development slate of original programming being developed for 2008, featuring three unique new series concepts all with distinct character-driven leads to reinforce the "Characters Welcome" brand. The projects are HALO, THE EXPERT and CITIZEN'S ARREST and were announced by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming.

"Creating fun, relatable characters in interesting situations � what we call 'high concept characters with jobs' � are what our audiences look forward to...and what we love doing!," said Wachtel.

USA launched six scripted originals this summer, a first for any cable network, with the addition of the new hit series BURN NOTICE, as well as the return of the critically acclaimed originals PSYCH, MONK, THE DEAD ZONE and THE 4400. Driven by the recent success of the television event THE STARTER WIFE, in addition to the power of the WWE and theatrical acquisitions, USA propelled to #1 for 2Q07 and continues to be a leader in basic cable scripted series.

USA Network's upcoming slate includes:

HALO

A less than heavenly average Joe wakes up one morning with a halo over his head. While trying to get rid of it, he reluctantly starts finding himself doing good deeds. In negotiation with George Wing ("50 First Dates" starring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler) as a writer/executive producer. Executive producer is Bob Cooper for Landscape Entertainment. Produced by Fox TV Studios.

THE EXPERT

A reclusive librarian with a unique condition called synesthesia works with the police squad to aid in their investigations. Synesthesia allows her to mix her various senses - she smells sounds, hears colors and feels words enabling her to explore unconventional ways to pursue criminals. Chris Murphey ("Dead Lawyers") is the writer/executive producer. From Universal Media Studios and Dreamworks.

CITIZEN'S ARREST

A young boy, who is convinced he is a cop, is institutionalized for delusional behavior. When he is finally released as an adult, he goes "undercover" to clear the name of his surrogate "Uncle Jimmy," who was marked as a dirty cop. Together with his agoraphobic roommate, he begins to solve cases on his own. He is the best cop the NYPD never had. Writer/executive producers are Jason Ward and David Garrett ("Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," "Corky Romano"). Executive producers are Ron West and Kelly Kulchak. From Universal Media Studios.

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 network in basic cable, USA Network is seen in nearly 94 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.





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· 4400, THE (USA)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CITIZEN'S ARREST (CARTOON)
· DEAD LAWYERS (SYFY)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· EXPERT, THE (USA)
· HALO (USA)
· MONK (USA)
· PSYCH (USA)
· STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)











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