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USA Developing Seven New Series

by Audrey Fine, posted Apr 5th 2010 2:36PM
Anthony EdwardsUSA, hot off its 15th-consecutive quarterly win, has become basic cable's number-one network -- and it's not about to rest on its laurels.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network is getting ready to launch seven new shows, and for them, it's all about quality programming. "These new projects all combine strong characters and superior storytelling, offering viewers the kind of exceptionally written, aspirational originals they won't find anywhere else," said President of Original Programming Jeff Wachtel in a statement.

So what does it have in the hopper? First up is 'Robyn,' a modern-day Robin Hood with a bit of a twist: This time, it'll be a woman stealing from the rich to give to the poor in this update from Becky Hartman Edwards ('Parenthood').Anthony EdwardsUSA, hot off its 15th-consecutive quarterly win, has become basic cable's number-one network -- and it's not about to rest on its laurels.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network is getting ready to launch seven new shows, and for them, it's all about quality programming. "These new projects all combine strong characters and superior storytelling, offering viewers the kind of exceptionally written, aspirational originals they won't find anywhere else," said President of Original Programming Jeff Wachtel in a statement.

So what does it have in the hopper? First up is 'Robyn,' a modern-day Robin Hood with a bit of a twist: This time, it'll be a woman stealing from the rich to give to the poor in this update from Becky Hartman-Edwards ('Parenthood').

Meanwhile, USA has also snagged 'ER''s Anthony Edwards, who is executive producing the FBI drama 'Velvet Hammer,' about a former debutante who returns to her native Texas a changed woman. 'Velvet' is just one of two FBI-themed shows on USA's radar. The other is an untitled series from 'Las Vegas' writers Rob and Mark Cullen, about two estranged brothers who find themselves on the same FBI task force.

Also headed to USA is a new untitled comedy from Steve Carell and John Michael Higgins ('Best in Show'), about an insurance adjuster "who proves that the dullest jobs are the most exciting."

Get the full report from the Live Feed.


In the meantime, USA has two new shows set to launch this summer: 'Covert Affairs,' starring Piper Pearbo, and 'Facing Kate,' a dramedy about a frustrated litigator ('L Word''s Sarah Shahi) who gives it all up to become -- gasp! -- a mediator and help out the little guy.

To read more about how USA found its groove, click here.

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