USA Network announced yesterday that they would renew their original series, White Collar, Royal Pains and Psych, which means that every series currently airing on the channel will return for another season.
White Collar, about a con man working with the FBI in New York City, will return for a third season with 16 episodes. Royal Pains, about a concierge doctor in the Hamptons, will also get a third season, with 18 episodes. Psych, which is currently the network’s longest-running show about a police consultant who pretends to be a psychic, will return for a 16-ep, sixth season.
USA also recently renewed In Plain Sight, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. “It’s a wonderful validation that the shows are working,” USA programming president Jeff Wachtel has said.
“In our early days, original programming was seen as an elective,” he said. “It’s not an elective anymore, but it’s also not an imperative to fill time slots. We’re still able to be more hand-crafted. We’re not going to get to the point of, ‘oh my god, we need a comedy block on Monday nights.’ It’s still going to remain ‘no show before its time.'”
The network is also expected to pick up two more dramas and begin branching into other genres next year.
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