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TV Goodness Reports: USA Network Announces Summer Schedule [VIDEO] 

Photo Credit: James Minchin III/USA Network
Photo Credit: James Minchin III/USA Network

Believe it or not, the summer TV season is almost here. We’re predicting networks are going to give us a million reasons to stay inside during what used to be a hiatus from all things on the small screen. And we’re totally okay with that.

USA Network has unloaded its summer schedule. Heating up our TV sets and monitors will be four returning series and two new shows. Here’s the breakdown:

RETURNING SHOWS

Tuesday June 10

The Show: Royal Pains

Photo Credit: Justin Stephens/USA Network
Photo Credit: Justin Stephens/USA Network

USA Description: Season six promises to bring more fun and sun and a host of celebrity guest stars to the Hamptons. This season, Hank (Mark Feuerstein, Good Morning, Miami), will return from his world travels with Boris (Campbell Scott, The Amazing Spider-Man 2) to find that his HankMed family has moved on without him during his 9-month absence. No longer in the comfortable dynamics he left behind, Hank forges ahead to figure out how he fits into this new normal. The series also stars Paulo Costanzo (40 Days and 40 Nights), Reshma Shetty (30 Rock), Brooke D’Orsay (Two and a Half Men), and Ben Shenkman (Burn Notice).

 

Wednesday June 11

The Show: Suits

Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft/USA Network
Photo Credit: Robert Ascroft/USA Network

USA Description: The critically acclaimed and award-nominated legal drama returns for its fourth season after a major shift in the dynamics at the firm. It’s a new world order as Mike Ross (SAG Award nominee Patrick J Adams, Rosemary’s Baby) leaves Pearson Specter and heads to Wall Street as an investment banker, quickly finding himself at odds with his mentor Harvey (Gabriel Macht, Love and Other Drugs). The series also stars Gina Torres (Firefly), Rick Hoffman (Samantha Who), Meghan Markle (CSI: Miami) and Sarah Rafferty (Brothers & Sisters).

 

The Show: Graceland

Photo Credit: James Minchin III/USA Network
Photo Credit: James Minchin III/USA Network

USA Description: The sophomore season of Graceland follows the high-stakes investigative lives of six undercover federal agents who live together in a government-seized Southern California beachfront house. These FBI, DEA and ICE agents, whose lies are their lives, struggle to maintain a sense of normalcy. This is especially challenging when the former FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit, Les Miserables) returns to Graceland to run point on a dangerous mission against the cartel. Meanwhile, Briggs (Daniel Sunjata, Rescue Me), still concerned about the missing recording that implicates him in a murder, attempts to clean up his life and repair his relationships.  The series also stars Vanessa Ferlito (The Sopranos), Manny Montana (Chicago Code), Brandon Jay McLaren (Falling Skies) and Serinda Swan (Breakout Kings).

 

Tuesday June 24

The Show: Covert Affairs

Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles/USA Network
Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles/USA Network

USA Description: Season five of the hit espionage series picks up with CIA operative Annie (Golden Globe®-nominated Piper Perabo, Looper) returning to the Agency after having faked her death to go deep undercover to find a traitor to the CIA. The new season will examine the price Annie will have to pay for this risky maneuver and the implications it will have on her relationships ­ both personally and professionally ­ as she attempts to re-emerge into the world she once knew. The series also stars Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), Kari Matchett (Invasion), Peter Gallagher (The O.C.) and Nic Bishop (Body of Proof).

 

NEW SERIES

Thursday July 17

The Show: Rush

USA Description: Rush examines the world of renegade physician Dr. William Rush (Tom Ellis, Miranda), a ‘medical fixer’ who privately caters to LA’s elite and whose service comes with a hefty price tag. Though the hard-partying doctor claims that he doesn¹t make judgments about his less-than-squeaky-clean clients, he¹s not immune to the ugliness that he encounters. From Fox21 (Homeland) and writer/director Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), along with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (Missing, 13 Going on 30) and Executive Producer Adam Fierro (The Shield), the series is set to film in Vancouver, Canada.

 

The Show: Satisfaction

USA Description: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint.  Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore, The Glades) and his wife, Grace  (Stephanie Szostak, The Devil Wears Prada), this series answers the question, ‘What do you do when having it all is not enough?’ by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices. Michelle DeShon (Hollywood Heights), Katherine LaNasa (The Campaign) and Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) also star. Satisfaction is from Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and executive producer/creator Sean Jablonski (Suits, Nip Tuck). Russ Krasnoff (Community) of Krasnoff/Foster also serves as executive producer. The series is set to film in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Which show are you most excited to watch this summer?

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