Have you been worried about what scripted fare will keep you entertained during the hot summer months?
Worry not, because USA Network announced its spring/summer schedule today, which includes new thriller The Sinner, executive produced by and starring Jessica Biel, and several returning favorites.
It's summer! Maybe we'll even get to see Harvey and Mike take to the court for an impromptu game of hoops on Suits. Wouldn't that be fun? Keep track of the fouls, you guys.
Wednesday, May 31
9/8c Big Star Little Star
Thursday, June 8
10/9c Queen of the South
Friday, June 23
11/10c Playing House (full season available VOD the next day!)
Wednesday July 12
9/8c Suits (100th Birthday Celebration on August 30th!!)
Tuesday July 18
Wednesday, August 2
10/9c The Sinner
The Sinner – Series premiere Wednesday, August 2 at 10/9c
Starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel, The Sinner follows a young mother who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and to her horror, has no idea why. Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) finds himself obsessed with uncovering the woman's buried motive.
Based on Petra Hammesfahr’s book of the same name, the eight-episode crime thriller’s driving force is not the “who” or the “what” – but the “why.”
Big Star Little Star – Series premiere Wednesday, May 31 at 9/8c
Hosted by five-time Emmy nominee and Critics’ Choice winner Cat Deeley, Big Star Little Star is a fun-loving celebrity family game show which pairs stars with their kids as they playfully test their knowledge of one another.
All in good fun to win money for their chosen charities, each episode will feature three famous families as they reveal the most hilarious behind-the-scenes moments about their real lives.
Queen of the South – Season 2 premieres Thursday, June 8 at 10/9c
Inspired by the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur” by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Season 2 follows the journey of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) and the sacrifices she must make not only to survive, but to make it to the top of the drug world.
Where will she draw the line when her moral code and her destiny are at odds?
Playing House – Season 3 premieres Friday, June 23 at 11/10c (entire season on VOD June 24)
Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) have shared countless adventures raising Maggie’s daughter Charlotte together. This season, however, they’re faced with their biggest challenge yet.
Suits – Season 7 premieres Wednesday, July 12 at 9/8c
Now that Mike (Patrick J. Adams) is officially recognized as a lawyer and has accepted Harvey’s (Gabriel Macht) offer to return to the firm, Season 7 will see the team back together again at Pearson Specter Litt – each dealing with their own struggles as they adjust to a new world order without Jessica (Gina Torres).
The series’ 100th episode will debut during Season 7, on August 30.
SHOOTER – Season 2 premieres Tuesday, July 18 at 10/9c
Based on the best-selling novels by Stephen Hunter and the 2007 Paramount film starring Mark Wahlberg, Season 2 of SHOOTER follows the journey of Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), a highly decorated veteran who must confront a nemesis from his past in order to return to a life of normalcy.]
Alright guys, what show are you most looking forward to returning this summer?
Are you into either of the reality shows? Well, "unscripted" shows, that is?
USA Network really likes shows with S in the title. SHOOTER, Suits, Queen of the South, The Sinner and Playing House all fit the bill!
Seriously, how cool is that? The little things we notice here. Leave it to the fanatics. We'll find a connection!!
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