USA UNVEILS 2015 SUMMER SLATE, FEATURING EIGHT NEW AND RETURNING SERIES
Award-Winning MR. ROBOT Premieres Wednesday, June 24 at 10/9c
Fast-Paced Thriller COMPLICATIONS Premieres with Two New Back-to-Back Episodes Thursday, June 18 at 9/8c
Suits, GRACELAND, Royal Pains, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, WWE TOUGH ENOUGH and PLAYING HOUSE Return For Exciting New Seasons
NEW YORK, NY – April 7, 2015– USA Network will roll out one of its largest slates of summer premieres ever, with a total of five original dramas, two reality series and one comedy.
USA’s summer schedule features two new original dramas, including the award-winning MR. ROBOT on Wednesday, June 24 at 10/9C. This intense hacker drama, from creator Sam Esmail, recently won the SXSW Audience Award and is an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival. The series stars Rami Malek (“The Pacific”) and Christian Slater (“The Adderall Diaries”).
Matt Nix, the brilliant creator of USA’s “Burn Notice,” returns to the network this summer as the creator and executive producer of COMPLICATIONS, an unpredictable thriller starring Jason O’Mara (“Terra Nova”) and Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”). The series premieres with a two-hour event, featuring new back-to-back one-hour episodes on Thursday, June 18 at 9/8c.
Series descriptions and schedule information are below:
TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST 9/8c
Season three of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST promises even more over–the-top Todd Chrisley moments, as he and his wife Julie continue to raise their two teenagers, Chase and Savannah, eight-year-old son Grayson and two-year-old granddaughter Chloe – all under one roof. The 18-episode third season will air in two parts with 12 episodes this summer.
TUESDAY, JUNE 2 – Royal Pains 10/9 c
Season seven of Royal Pains brings us back to the sun-drenched Hamptons with Hank (Mark Feuerstein) setting his sights on obtaining what’s been missing in his life, while Evan (Paulo Costanzo) juggles his promotion with his desire to start a family with Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) and Divya (Reshma Shetty) fights to keep her family together. The series also stars Ben Shenkman and Campbell Scott.
THURSDAY, JUNE 18 – COMPLICATIONS 9/8c and 10/9c
From the creator of “Burn Notice,” comes the fast-paced and unpredictable thriller, COMPLICATIONS. The series stars Jason O’Mara as Dr. John Ellison, a suburban doctor who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter’s death, intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life. The series also stars Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf (“Leverage”), and Lauren Stamile (“Burn Notice”).
TUESDAY, JUNE 23 – WWE TOUGH ENOUGH 8/7c
WWE TOUGH ENOUGH is an action-packed competition reality show from the ratings juggernaut WWE. Featuring a new format, with live elements, the series gives unknown athletes a chance at being crowned the next WWE Superstar or Diva. Fans can expect harder challenges, fiercer competition and rivalries that are more dramatic than ever.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 – Suits 9/8c
In the fifth season premiere, Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left The Firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) has left Harvey (Gabriel Macht), after more than a decade of working together. She is now working for his long-time rival Louis (Rick Hoffman). And while Jessica (Gina Torres) readjusts to being single, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) are giddy after his marriage proposal.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 – MR. ROBOT 10/9c
This techno thriller follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy The Firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. MR. ROBOT also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”).
THURSDAY, JUNE 25 – GRACELAND 10/9c
Season three resumes after an attack on Mike (Aaron Tveit). Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) gets coerced into a high-risk operation, while his pregnant counterpart Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is on a mission to find the person who nearly killed her. Joe ‘Johnny’ Tuturro (Manny Montana), Dale Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Paige (Serinda Swan) each seek normalcy as federal agents with the FBI, DEA and ICE living in an undercover world of their own.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 – PLAYING HOUSE 10/9c
The critically acclaimed comedy returns for a season two with an innovative windowing structure that, each week, will allow viewers to preview next week’s episode on their Video-On-Demand platforms. Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) are in store for their biggest adventure yet — raising a baby. This season, Maggie and Emma navigate their way through life as co-parents to Maggie’s daughter Charlotte. The colorful residents of Pinebrook, CT also return, including Emma’s first love Mark (Keegan Michael Key).