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.
Nestor Serrano and Brit Morgan fave signed on as recurring guest stars fro season two of USA Network’s Graceland (Wednesdays, 10/9C) which premieres on June 11th.
Serrano will appear as Carlos Solano Sr. the leader of the Solano Cartel; Morgan will play Amber, a ‘sexy but shifty genius for hire.’ For more, check out the press release after the jump.
USA Network has announced its Summer 2014 Schedule – a mix of four well-regard returnees – Covert Affairs, Graceland, Royal Pains, Suits – and two new dramas – Rush and Satisfaction. Rush centers on a hard-partying bad boy physician who caters to L.A.’s elite – for a hefty price; Satisfaction explores modern marriage at its midpoint and stars Matt Passmore, fresh off The Glades.
Royal Pains stands as the network’s longest running current series, going into its sixth season; Covert Affairs enters season five; Suits will be in its fourth season and Graceland is a sophomore. The USA Network summer schedule kicks off with Royal Pains on June 10th; Rush and Satisfaction premiere on Thursday, July 17th. For the complete schedule of premieres – and series descriptions – check out the press release after the jump.
USA Network has given slick white collar crime dramedy White Collar an abbreviated, six-episode sixth season – something that suggests it will be that show’s finale (sibling network Syfy has done something similar with Eureka and Warehouse 13…).
The network has also taken pilots for Rush – a drama about a Hollywood concierge doctor, and Complications – Matt Nix’s drama about a disillusioned ER doctor. By adding these series, and renewing White Collar (for however limited a run), USA Network will enter its 2014-15 season with six new shows and six returnees, creating more hours of original programming that it ever has.
For more details about the new shows, check out the press release following the jump.
If you’re a Psych-O and will miss the series when it concludes its run, you can bid on a piece of Psych history – including wardrobe, accessories and other props from the show – and show support for the Alzheimer’s Association at the same time.
Universal Cable Productions is launching a Psych Online Auction, hosted by Screenbid, beginning tomorrow and running for one week. Up for grabs are about 200 props and other pieces of Psych memorabilia. The week will also include a live auction of Shawn’s Blueberry, the iconic 2004 Toyota Echo on the Psych After Pshow following the series finale. For details – and a list of the some of the more prominent items going on the auction block, follow the jump.
Attack of the Show creator/Let’s Ask America host Kevin Pereira has been named host for Psych After Pshow, the one-hour live special that will follow the series finale of USA Network’s song-running Psych on March 26th (10/9C). Fans of the show can enter a lottery to win a pair of tickets to the event, which will also feature fan-submitted videos asking questions for the series cast and creator. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
An untitled pilot from Sean Jablonski (Suits), starring Matt Passmore (The Glades) has been given a 10-episode series order by USA Network. Passmore stars as investment banker Neil Truman, who discovers that his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak, “R.I.P.D.,” “The Devil Wears Prada”) is involved with a male escort.
The series is slated to premiere this summer.
USA Network has announced a premiere date for its new half-hour comedy, Playing House. Starring Jessica St. Clair (who also executive produces) and Lennon Parham, Playing House is the story of long separated best friends who come together again at the precise point in time when they need each other the most.
The series will premiere with back-to-back episodes on April 29th (10/9C) before resuming with a new episode every Tuesday, beginning May 6th. For more details, check out the press release following the jump.
And now, the end is near… When Psych returns on Wednesday, February 26th, it will be for its final five episodes. The gang behind the eight years of lunacy swear that that the series will end with a finale that will answer a lot of questions. An interactive post-finale special, Psych After Show, follow immediately thereafter with the entire cast and series creator Steve Franks.
In the meantime, follow the jump to check out a farewell message from series stars James Roday and Dulé Hill. It will be worth your time, fellow Psych-Os.
USA Network has picked up courtroom comedy Benched, starring Eliz Coupe and Jay Harrington. The series is built around a high-powered corporate lawyer, Nina (Coupe), whose meltdown after not getting an expected promotion leads to her losing her job and working as a public defender. In her new role in the legal system, she discovers it may not be quite as fair as she once thought. Harrington stars as her new colleague, Phil – tall, dark and scruffily handsome, and an avid gambler.
The series has not yet been given a premiere date. Follow the jump for the press release.
Don’t forget to check out USA Network’s Psych The Musical finally premiere’s tonight (Sunday, Dec 15th)! Fans of the show lined up for days to check out the premiere screening of this at SDCC and it was one of the hottest tickets and events at the show. There are two airings tonight at 9pm and the rerun at 11pm. Be sure to check it out! The cast will be singing 14 original songs along with guest stars Ally Sheedy, Tony® Award-Winner Barry Bostwick, Anthony Rapp, Brooke Lyons and Jimmi Simpson.ls!