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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

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

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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

Ilkvomit

And I agree with both of you...lol 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....

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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

Ilkvomit

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.

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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.

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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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