USA Upfront Report: WWE Raw to 3 Hours, Political Animals Sneak Peek

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A stumbling Mechad Brooks at the Teleprompter. Dule Hill. John Cena. Sigourney Weaver as the Vice President of the United States.

It's safe to say the USA Network Upfront was a unique, enjoyable way to conclude a very busy week in New York City. A few highlights:

  • A relaxed atmosphere all around to kick off the event, with drinks served and actors mingling with guests.
  • No executives on stage during the presentation. Only talent, people!
  • Starting on July 23, WWE Raw will move to three hours every Monday night.
  • USA has added four comedies - Regulars, Benched, The Diccio Brothers and Start Up - to its development slate, while also picking up Paging Dr. Freed and Sirens.
  • Bruce Campbell, in a white jacket, giving USA its proper due as the number-one basic cable network for six consecutive years.
  • A taped segment from Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan, hyping that sitcom's rerun arrival in 2013 to USA: “I think Modern Family will be a perfect fit with the USA’s lineup of original series," he said.
  • The following first look at Sigourney Weaver and this summer's wildly anticipated Political Animals:

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I hope these does not affect USA own shows


eh it didn't say RERUNS when i typed my previous comment and it made it sound like they were moving the show.


what WWE need to do is make sure that each match is different that they do not end the same way throw a battle Royal in every once and a while


And I agree with both of did'nt expect anyone to comment on my post.

Jose t

agree with Michael, WCW died because of what happened backstage not how many hours of programming they had....


What Killed WCW was not the three hours it was that they did not change their booking after doing the same thing for 6 years


The switch to three-hours turned out to be disastrous for WCW Nitro, and I am definitely concerned that WWE is making a huge mistake by making the same move.


Its in syndication. They put shows on other networks after so many seasons usually 5 seasons. Its not moving to USA..:)

Matt richenthal

RERUNS. Modern Family RERUNS will be on USA.


modern family is moving to USA.. what is ABC unloading all their sitcoms or something. didn't even know they were talking about moving that show.

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