or


[04/08/11 - 05:39 PM]
Exclusive: More USA Summer Premieres: "Burn Notice," "Suits" on Thursday, June 23; "Royal Pains," "Necessary Roughness" on Wednesday, June 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- New seasons of "Burn Notice" and "Royal Pains" and newcomers "Suits" (formerly "A Legal Mind") and "Necessary Roughness" are the latest additions to USA's summer lineup, sources tell us exclusively.

A network spokesperson couldn't confirm at press time* however it's understood they'll roll out as follows:

-- "Notice" returns for season five on Thursday, June 23 at 9:00/8:00c followed by "Suits" at 10:00/9:00c. The latter revolves around a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout (Patrick J. Adams) who's recruited by one of Manhattan's top corporate lawyers (Gabriel Macht). Aaron Korsh created the Universal Cable Productions-based hour, which also stars Gina Torres, Meghan Markle and Rick Hoffman. Hypnotic's Doug Liman and David Bartis also serve as executive producers.

-- "Pains" then shifts to Wednesday nights at 9:00/8:00c for its third season launch on June 29 followed by the Callie Thorne-led "Roughness" at 10:00/9:00c. Thorne plays a tough, sexy Long Island divorcee who gets a job as therapist for a professional football team in order to make ends meet and soon finds herself a sought-after therapist to high-profile clients. Marc Blucas, Mehcad Brooks and Scott Cohen co-star in the series, from Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions. Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro are the co-creators.

The quartet join the previously announced "White Collar" and "Covert Affairs" this summer, both of which return Tuesday, June 7. Still to be announced: a return date for "Psych," which traditionally kicks off its season in July or August.

Also on tap: "Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe" on Sunday, April 17 as well as new seasons of "In Plain Sight" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" on Sunday, May 1.

* [UPDATED! 7:35 PM] Ted Linhart, VP of Program Research at USA Network, subsequently confirmed these dates via Twitter, adding that "Psych" will return in the fall.





  [april 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· COVERT AFFAIRS (USA)
· IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· PSYCH (USA)
· ROYAL PAINS (USA)
· SUITS (USA)
· WHITE COLLAR (USA)









[04/16/14 - 06:01 PM]
Video: Watch the First Promo for "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" Which Debuted Moments Ago During "American Idol XIII"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[04/16/14 - 05:48 PM]
Video: This Summer, You Won't Be Able to Look Away - "The Strain" - Only on FX
Check out the latest tease for the new drama, premiering on FX this summer.

[04/16/14 - 05:44 PM]
Video: Gaining Power, Surrendering Control - "Tyrant's" Rule Begins This Summer
Watch the first promo for the series, due this summer on FX.

[04/16/14 - 04:26 PM]
NBC Flips "American Dream Builders," "Dateline" on Sunday Nights
"American Dream Builders" will now lead off the night at 7:00/6:00c followed by "Dateline NBC" at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 04:05 PM]
MTV's Hit Series Proves It's Still Cool to Be "Awkward" in Season Four
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 02:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "NCIS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for ESPN's "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," MTV's "Awkward" and FX's "Fargo."

[04/16/14 - 12:30 PM]
Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Jeremy Renner to Narrate "The World Wars"
The three-night event series premieres Memorial Day, May 26 at 9:00/8:00c on History.

[04/16/14 - 12:08 PM]
Chicago Fire Host New England Revolution Saturday at 4 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The two teams last met in September when Chicago's Alex scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play to put the Fire ahead 3-2.

[04/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
Strong Debut for FX's Universally Acclaimed Limited Series Fargo?" You Betcha!!!
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Broadcasts Live from the White House Easter Egg Roll April 21, 2014
Michael Strahan will broadcast live from the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden outside of the East Wing of the White House.

[04/16/14 - 11:42 AM]
ESPN's Coverage of 2014 Men's Division I Frozen Four Increases Viewership
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10 and Saturday, April 12.

[04/16/14 - 11:39 AM]
TLC Explores the Fast-Paced Lives and Memorable Stories of Emergency Medical Techs in New Series "OMG EMT!"
The four-part series bows Saturday, May 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/16/14 - 11:03 AM]
Time and Network for ESPN's 2014 Season-Opening Neutral Site College Football Schedule
The lineup will showcase five teams ranked in an early ESPN.com preseason top 25 poll for 2014 on Saturday, August 30.

[04/16/14 - 10:48 AM]
Princess Twilight Sparkle Struggles to Prove Herself as a Princess in the Fourth Season Finale of "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" on the Hub Network, May 10
In addition, on April 28, a new My Little Pony game, "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rainbow Falls Flight School" will launch on HubNetwork.com.

[04/16/14 - 10:38 AM]
2014 WNBA Draft: Most-Watched Ever on ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.