Lot’s going on at USA headquarters this week! They’re newest upcoming series, White Collar, was given a premiere date, both high performing Royal Pains and Burn Notice were renewed, and longtime hits Monk and Psych are returning this week, Monk for it’s eighth and final season.
What could we possibly add to that? The renewal of In Plain Sight, thankfully, and word that negotiations for a ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent should be ending soon on a positive note. Oh, and they released a pretty hefty production slate at their Television Critics Association panel yesterday in Pasadena, Ca. Whew.
The renewal of In Plain Sight comes as no surprise, of course. It has a rather good, reliable draw of 5 million viewers each Sunday evening, critical praise and a caring fan base. Pretty much what all USA original series seem to enjoy. I guess that’s what happens when a network secures talented writers, producers, showrunners, actors, etc. You know, what all networks, broadcast, cable and premium, should be doing at all times.
An added bonus? Lead actress Mary McCormack, a ruler in her own right, is oft-surrounded by one hell of a cast, including regulars Nicole Hiltz as her ditsy but charmingly sweet younger sister and Fred Weller as weird as all get out but awesome as heck Marshall Mann. We also get treated to such The West Wing alum as Richard Schiff and Joshua Malina.
The order for In Plain Sight‘s third season includes a total of 16 episodes. No official word, but we suspect another springtime premiere date as this year’s May launch seemed to work well.
In Plain Sight‘s second season continues each Sunday evening at 10pm on USA until it’s season finale August 16th.