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USA Renews 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains'

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 15th 2011 6:20PM
USA has renewed its original series 'Necessary Roughness,' 'Covert Affairs' and 'Royal Pains.' The pick-ups cap a strong summer for the cable network in terms of ratings. Each series has received a 16-episode order.

"USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air -- and every single one of them was great," Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, USA Network co-presidents, said in a statement.

"The actors who make our shows unique aren't just stars, they are character actors in the finest sense. Our writers, directors and producers truly understand what it takes to create sustainable success. It's a rare and wonderful thing to announce the pick-up of our entire summer of programming."

Earlier this summer, USA renewed its other originals: 'White Collar,' 'Suits,' 'Burn Notice' and 'In Plain Sight,' making them seven for seven in pick-ups.

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'Suits' Season Finale: Harvey Tries To Free a Man He Wrongly Convicted of Murder (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 9th 2011 4:00PM
Harvey Specter and Clifford Danner on the season finale of 'Suits' The worst feeling for a lawyer might be knowing that you put an innocent man in jail for murder. So when Harvey Specter found evidence to suggest he had wrongly prosecuted and successfully convicted Clifford Danner of murder on the season finale of 'Suits' (Thursdays, 9PM on USA), he did the right thing and tried to overturn the conviction.

He also met Danner face to face, and took all of the rage he had coming to him from an innocent man who had been in prison for years. "Why don't you take it out on me?" said Specter. "I said take it out on me. I put you in there, I let you rot, I didn't give it a minute's thought for over a decade."

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'Suits' Season 1 Finale Preview: Is Harvey's Mission Accomplished? Is Mike's Secret Safe?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 8th 2011 10:00AM
Gabriel Macht & Patrick J. Adams, 'Suits'Confession: I don't really watch any USA shows. Exception: I love 'Suits.'

Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Mike (Patrick J. Adams) have amazing chemistry as the no-nonsense power lawyer and his legal eagle protege with a big secret. And after an entire season of secret-keeping, you can't possibly think they won't end on a cliffhanger, can you? The best part of tonight's finale (Thurs., Sept. 8, 10PM ET on USA) is that it almost makes you forget that Mike never went to law school. Almost.

I'm already ready for Season 2, but first, a quick, spoiler-free preview of the Season 1 finale, and a sneak peek after the jump.

Thanks to last week's big set-up, we know that Harvey is on a mission to right his wrongs and get an innocent man that he helped put away for murder released from prison. But it's not so easy, and his biggest obstacle is District Attorney Wolf (played by the always fabulous Chi McBride), who doesn't feel the need to help Harvey's cause.

Elsewhere there's a ballet ticket bribe, an odd can opener reference and the explosive return of Mike's old buddy -- and his lady Jenny's ex -- Trevor. We also finally find the one fault in Mike's amazing memory, and Harvey takes one for the team ... literally.

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What to Watch: TV Picks for September 5-11

by Laura Prudom, posted Sep 4th 2011 3:00PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' (8PM ET, ABC Family)
summer finale
Whether you watch unironically or just want to pinpoint the scenes that Joel McHale is likely to mock on 'The Soup' this week, 'Secret Life' season 4 reaches its midpoint this week: It's graduation day and Ricky has some important duties to attend, to while the rest of the students get ready for a party they will never forget.

'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (9PM ET, Bravo) season premiere
All six original housewives -- Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards and Lisa Vanderpump -- are back. Though not official "housewives," this season the ladies are joined by two new friends: Brandi Glanville and Dana Wilke. In the wake of Russell Armstrong's suicide, a special introduction to the episode will be broadcast with interviews from cast members, as well as suicide prevention PSAs.

'The Glades' (10PM ET, A&E) season finale -- special night
Two ex-con brothers seize control of Callie's hospital, resulting in a tense hostage situation that Jim and Callie must work together to solve in the second season finale.

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Louis Frames Rachel For Leaking Company Info on 'Suits' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 19th 2011 5:45PM
Rachel Zane is suspended for leaking information to a rival firm on 'Suits'Wakefield-Cady is Pearson Harden's biggest rival firm on 'Suits' (Thursdays, 10PM USA). So anyone leaking information about Pearson Harden's business to Wakefield-Cady could expect to be dealt with harshly, when it's being handed down by Louis Litt.

Unfortunately for Rachel Zane, it was Litt who found her confidential employee code on information faxed from Pearson Harden to Wakefield-Cady, and he promptly suspended her. Mike Ross was suspicious, and started snooping around to see if someone might have stolen an employee's confidential code. He found someone at the firm had been asked for a certain employee's number the week prior to the trouble.

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Mike and Harvey Investigate an Embezzling Daughter, Discover Fracking on 'Suits' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 12th 2011 6:00PM
An embezzling daughter on 'Suits'The fact that Lola Jensen had a fake I.D. meant she was breaking the law, but that was only the start of it. On 'Suits' (Thursdays, 10PM on USA), Harvey and Mike had to figure out why Jensen, the daughter of one of their biggest clients, Jerome Jensen of the natural gas company Clarity, would need another identity. As it turns out, she was embezzling money from her father.

Mike caught up with Lola and confronted her about the embezzlement as she was working in a lab. Her explanation caught him off guard. "This is groundwater from Clarity's fracking operation south of Tulsa," she said. "It's got elevated levels of dibutoxyethanol, methane, and benzene."

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USA Renews 'Suits'

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 11th 2011 12:45PM
Suits'Suits' is coming back for a second season. USA Network has renewed the freshman drama, according to Deadline.

Season 2 will be 16 episodes, up from Season 1's 12. 'Suits' stars Gabriel Macht as Harvey a high-powered New York attorney, and Patrick J. Adams as Mike, Harvey's genius protege ... who hasn't finished college.

"One of the things that we are trying with this show is really pushing out, trying new things," Jeff Wachtel, USA co-president, said. "With 'Suits,' we've gone to a new level of storytelling and visual sophistication and to a little bit of an edgier place -- Harvey is not immediately likable and the young hero has made so many bad choices in his life, when we meet him he is dealing drugs. For a network that has made its mark with aspirational characters and smart escapism, this is a step in a new direction."

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Patty Duke Heading to 'Hawaii Five-0,' 'Suits' Lands Chi McBride & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 5th 2011 10:25AM
Patty DukePatty Duke will guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0.' Unfortunately, she will not be playing identical cousins.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the legendary actress will play a mother of a murder victim. She has Alzheimer's and when the team goes to inform her of the bad news, she believes her grown son is still a child. Did somebody just clinch an Emmy nomination for 2012?

Duke's episode is the second of the new season, premiering Sept. 19 at 10PM on CBS.

In other casting news ...

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Mike Kisses His Best Friend's Girl on 'Suits' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 8th 2011 9:40AM
'Suits' S01/E03Lawyer Mike has to keep a lot of things secret on 'Suits' (Thu., 10PM ET on USA). Big things, like how he didn't really go to Harvard, but is a college dropout.

This week his best friend Trevor's girlfriend Jenny found out that Mike had been keeping a secret from her. How could he not have told her that Trevor was dealing pot?

After Jenny confronted him about Trevor's illegal activities Mike finally decided to come clean and get at least one secret off his chest. "He's still dealing. ... If you fall for it again, it's all on you."

Mike's revelation leads to an emotional confrontation, which in turn leads to a passionate kiss between him and his best friend's girl.

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'The Walking Dead' Adds Actors, CNN's Nick Charles Passes Away and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 27th 2011 12:00PM
Lauren Cohan'The Walking Dead' has added more living to its cast in the form of 'The Vampire Diaries' veteran Lauren Cohan and 'Junebug' actor Scott Wilson.

According to TV Guide, Cohan will play Maggie, daughter to Wilson's Herschel, an owner of a farm that Rick, Lori and the gang stumble upon.

"[Herschel] is the patriarch of the family," Gale Anne Hurd, 'The Walking Dead' executive producer, told TV Guide. "He's a veterinarian with a great sense of humanity and a very unique take on the Walkers."

Meanwhile, like in the comic books, Cohan's Maggie will be a love interest for Steve Yuen's Glenn.

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Review: With New Law Drama, USA Network 'Suits' Up

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 23rd 2011 1:00PM
USA Network has been quite clear about its mission. It's positioned itself as the network where you can enjoy yourself without having to learn too much backstory about the show you're watching -- and yet you don't necessarily have to check your brain at the door when you're watching USA's better offerings.

So, given how clear USA is in its branding, why does its new show, 'Suits' (10PM ET Thursday) feel muddled, despite some strong performances? I don't think there's anything wrong with the show's premise, which concerns two somewhat mismatched legal eagles. But the central relationship isn't as interesting -- or as central -- as it should be, nor am I sure the show's writers have a clear grasp of the kind of jeopardy that's fun to witness vicariously.

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Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams Describe Differences Between Themselves and 'Suits' Characters (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 20th 2011 5:50PM
Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams talk about 'Suits' on 'Today'Gabriel Macht said Monday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that he is nothing like the ruthless lawyer he plays on the new USA Network series 'Suits.' Macht's co-star, Patrick J. Adams, said he has more in common with his character, at least in terms of recall. Adams plays a young lawyer with a photographic memory, and Adams said he has managed to learn a lot of complicated legal jargon for the role.

Whatever their differences, 'Today' host Tamron Hall feels they both look good in suits, which is probably at least partly why both landed their respective roles. "You're rocking the look, though, because you guys wear beautiful suits there," said Hall. "And now, Gabriel, you look hot. I'm just complimenting."

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Doing the Math on TV: Our Handy Equations for Summer's New Shows

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 20th 2011 2:00PM
There are a lot of new shows on this summer and, let's face it, they're not all winners. But how do you know? You see a billboard, see a preview, read what TV people like us tell you to watch, but sometimes you need something more concrete.

Enter our handy-dandy mathematical equations for this week's new summer shows!

Expedition Impossible

OK, you're probably thinking that math and TV don't mix, but you're sorely mistaken. One show you love (+) another show you love (+) actors you adore = awesome. A show you kind of like (-) the parts you like = pass. Simple as that.

Here, we've done the math on five new shows premiering this week -- 'Combat Hospital,' 'Commercial Kings,' 'Expedition Impossible,' 'Suits' and '101 Ways to Leave a Game Show' -- so put away your calculator and set your DVRs ... or not.

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USA Network Announces Summer 2011 Schedule

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 11th 2011 2:45PM
White CollarBreak out that popcorn -- USA Network is bringing back its classic summer-fun programming with new episodes of hits such as 'Covert Affairs,' 'White Collar' and new shows including 'Suits' and 'Necessary Roughness.'

'Suits,' formerly known as 'A Legal Mind,' stars Gabriel Macht as a top corporate lawyer and Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, a brilliant college dropout. Gina Torres also stars.

USA's other new series, 'Necessary Roughness,' follows Callie Thorne as a therapist for a football team. She soon becomes the go-to therapist for big names in music and politics. Mehcad Brooks, Marc Blucas and Scott Cohen also star.

Check out USA's full schedule below.

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Dress like Don Draper with Brooks Brothers' help

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 15th 2009 12:03PM
mad_men_don_draperLately, Don Draper has not been coming off as a very nice guy on Mad Men. In fact, he's been a complete jerk. However, if there's one thing positive about the tall, dark and handsome ad man, he's a great dresser. Jon Hamm looks amazing in Don Draper's suits. Well, now so can you. Brooks Brothers is selling the Mad Men Edition suit for a mere $998. (Hey, that's not a grand, unless you count tax).

Don't dawdle, though. There's only 250 suits in the limited edition run. The look is inspired by the Mad Men 1960's Madison Avenue style, which could also be the How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying look from the Broadway show or The Dick Van Dyke Show look, depending on your favorite reference point from the '60s.

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