“Mr. Robot” USA’s new cyber drama series has been picked up for a second season ahead of the series premiere.
The cabler revealed Wednesday, the series following a young programmer, portrayed by Rami Malek, who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and as a vigilante hacker by night has received a second season order of 10 episodes.
“We knew from the moment we read Sam Esmail’s provocative script, and witnessed the brilliant performances of Rami Malek and Christian Slater, that ‘Mr. Robot’ is a stand-out series that is unlike anything currently on television,” said USA Network president Chris McCumber. “The overwhelmingly positive fan reactions to the pilot and the broad sampling of it reaffirms our confidence in the series, and we’re excited to see where this timely drama will take us for season two.”
The network’s longest-running series “Psych’s” current eight season will be its last, the network revealed Thursday. The series finale will air March 26. The finale will be followed “Psych After Show,” a one-hour live remembrance/retrospective featuring a Q&A with the entire cast, as well as series creator, Steve Franks.
“Psych has made an indelible imprint on the television landscape, with a unique brand of comedy,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network, in a statement. “The final season celebrates the iconic characters that have made this show so beloved, and will be an exclamation point on the series’ incredible run. And while the series will wrap in March somehow I don’t believe we’ve heard the last of Shawn and Gus.”
USA Network announced Monday that “Suits” will return back to Thursdays when it completes it third season on March 6 at 9/8c.
The legal drama will be followed by Denis Leary’s new half-hour EMT-themed comedy “Sirens” at 10 pm.
“Sirens,” “follows the ridiculous antics of three Chicago EMTs. A group of unruly men when it comes to their personal lives, these guys are the best in the business professionally and can handle any life-threatening situation that winds up in their ambulance. Good looking and sports-loving Johnny (Michael Mosley) leads the crew, featuring his outspoken and refreshingly honest longtime best friend Hank (Kevin Daniels) and impressionable and eager new recruit Brian (Kevin Bigley). Offering a needed female perspective is Theresa (Jessica McNamee), a smart, independent cop with the Chicago PD who finds herself in love purgatory with her ex, Johnny. Together this foursome delve into hot issues such as bromances, friends with benefits and the danger of internet browser history.”
Meanwhile, “Psych” will debut its 10-episode eighth season on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 9/8c, while, “White Collar” will air its four remaining season 5 episodes on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 9/8c.
“Necessary Roughness”will not return for a fourth season.
USA has cancelled drama series “Necessary Roughness” after three seasons. The show starred Callie Thorne as Dr. Dani Santino, a psychologist who worked for the New York Jets.
“We are proud of this show and its writers, which had a unique ability to address topical subjects before they unfolded in real life on the sports pages,” said USA in a statement. “We want to thank [creators] Liz Kruger and Craig Shapiro, the incredible cast led by Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne and our partners at Sony Television.”
“Suits” has been renewed for season four, USA announced Thursday.
The drama series has been picked up for a fourth season of 16 episodes, which is set to debut in 2014.
“As a leading cable drama, ‘Suits’ is at the top of its game and continues to grow in the key demographics, drawing a passionate, young and loyal audience,” USA president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “[Series creator] Aaron Korsh consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season.”
“Suits” will conclude its third season with six new episodes in early 2014.
USA picks up “Covert Affairs” for a fifth season, the cable network announced Thursday.
The covert series starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham as CIA agents, was renewed for a fifth season of 16 episodes.
“No other series on television travels the globe to tell a story like Covert Affairs, and we are pleased to bring it back for another season” USA president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “With its intricate storytelling, diverse characters and authentic locations, the series continues to be a cornerstone in our line-up of USA’s original signature dramas.”
The second half of Season 4 returns on October 17 at 10/9c.
“Necessary Roughness” is returning to USA Network for another season.
USA Network Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel revealed Monday, the drama series has been renewed for a third season. The original series starring Callie Thorne has been picked up for a season of 10 episodes.
“Necessary Roughness” is an important page in our network playbook,” said USA Network Co-Presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber. “With a standout team of actors and writers playing at the top of their game, the upcoming seasons promise to deliver high-impact and creative storytelling.”
Great news “Psych” fans! “Psych” has been renewed for an eighth season.
Ted Linhart, Senior Vice President of Research at USA network, shared the news via Twitter Wednesday.
“BREAKING – Psych has been renewed for an 8th season — S7 starts Feb 2013 – details to come later.”
“Psych is one of those rarities – a show that continues to grow its fan base season after season, with exceptional storytelling, a consistently inspired cast and talented guest stars,” USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said in a statement.