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Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Superhero Drama and Feuding TV Co-Stars Fuel USA Network’s Development Slate!

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It’s always interesting to see what kinds of shows TV networks (big four and cable) develop in their quests for hits. Most of the titles they develop never reach the air – a good many never even get to pilot – but they are fun to think about.

USA Network has, aside from the already announced Mark Wahlberg Shooter scripts, a number of fascinating (and possibly catastrophic) titles in development including: Amped (a cross between Limited and Hourman – a guy takes a pill that gives him increased intelligence, strength and speed), Cooley & The Tank (behind the scenes of the titular/fictional ’80s detective series – whose co-stars detest each other), Mythos (all those myths and legends are true!),  The Tap (’60s Yale student is recruited by both the CIA and Skull and Bones), and more.

They come from creators as varied as Rob Reiner (The Princess Bride), Eric Kripke (Supernatural,) and Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black). Follow the jump to check out what else USA is working on.

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USA Network’s 2015 Summer Slate: Complications!

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Hacker drama Mr. Robot (above), fresh from winning the SXSW Audience  Award, will premiere on Wednesday, June 24th (10/9C).

Complications, a new fast-paced thriller about a doctor who – even as he mourns his daughter’s life – saves a young boy’ life, will make its two-hour debut on Thursday, June 18 (9/8C).

Returning shows include: the legal drama Suits’ fifth season (June 24th), season three of Chrisley Knows Best (June 2nd), season seven of Royal Pains (June 2nd), WWE Tough Enough (new format, June 23rd), season three of Graceland June 25th) and season two of Playing House (August 4th).

Follow the jump for details.

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USA Network’s Mr. Robot Wins SXSW Audience Award!

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USA Network’s Mr. Robot is off to a great start. The show’s pilot won the Audience Award for Best Episodic at SXSW.

The show – about a young programming genius is recruited by an underground hacker group – stars Christian Slater as the titular Mr. Robot, head of the hacker group, and Rami Malek as Elliott, the recruited programming wizard.

The series goes into production on April 13th and will premiere in June.

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USA Network Takes Mr. Robot To SXSW!

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USA Network is taking its new hacker series, Mr. Robot to SXSW. The series premiere will screen at the Austin, Texas film & arts festival on Thursday, March 17th. Series stars, including Rami Malak and Christian Slater, will be in attendance.

Follow the jump for details. Mr. Robot will premiere on USA Network in June.

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Gabriel Macht Opens Up About Harvey & Season Finale of Suits

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Things are heating up as we head into the season finale of USA’s hit series Suits. Harvey confesses his love for Donna but is he in love with her or is she his Moneypenny to Harvey’s Bond?

Suits season finale airs Wednesday 10/9c on USA.

Full interview after the jump!

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Hacker Series Mr. Robot Greenlit By USA Network!

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USA Network has given the go ahead for drama series Mr. Robot about a man with a debilitating anti-social disorder that makes possible for him to connect to people only when he’s hacking them.

Elliott (played by Rami Malek) is recruited by anarchist Mr. Robot (Christian Slater) and finds himself working with an underground hacker group.

The pilot was shot by Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, Under The Dome). Mr. Robot will be shot in New York. for more, follow the jump.

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Christian Slater Is Mr. Robot!

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USA Network has signed Christian Slater to play the title role in its cybercrime pilot, Mr. Robot. His character runs an underground hacker organization bent on razing corporate America.

The cast also includes Remi Malek, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaiken, and Martin Wallström. For more, follow the jump.

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Benched Slated For October Premiere on USA Network!

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Benched (USA Network, Tuesdays, 10:30/9:30C), USA Network’s new legal comedy will premiere on October 28th.

The half-hour workplace comedy follows Nina Whitley (Eliza Coupe, Happy Endings), a high-powered attorney who went off the rails so spectacularly that now the only place will hire her is the Public Defenders office.

Follow the jump for more.

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Katherine LaNasa talks about Satisfaction

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USA Network’s Satisfaction is a drama that follows Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) and his wife Grace  (Stephaine Szostak) as they make unconventional choices to preserve their marriage.   It explores the statement, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?”  When Neil accidentally finds the phone of the male escort that Grace is secretly hiring to make up for feeling underappreciated, it sends him into the world of male escorts.  He cross paths with Adriana, the madam who runs the male escort service.  Katherine LaNasa plays this sexy madam and is here today to talk about her role and the show.

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USA Goes to the Middle East with Stanistan; Adds Eleven Projects to Development slate!

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USA has given a conditional pick-up to drama pilot Stanistan, which ‘follows the staff of the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan – State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available.’ The pickup is cast contingent.

The network’s 2014-15 development slate includes projects from Amy Poehler, Jodie Foster, Jessica Biel, Peter Tolan and Carlton Cuse and includes five comedies and six dramas ranging from Westerns to alien occupations and cyber hacking. For more details, follow the jump to the press release.

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