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[03/28/07 - 04:56 PM]
USA Summer Programming
USA sets dates for the return "Monk," "Psych," "The 4400" and "The Dead Zone" as well as the premieres of "The Starter Wife" and "Burn Notice."

[via press release from USA]

USA SUMMER PROGRAMMING

USA ORIGINAL TELEVISION EVENT

THE STARTER WIFE

From director Jon Avnet ("Fried Green Tomatoes") and writers Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon ("Runaway Bride") comes The Starter Wife, a sexy, savvy and wickedly funny tour de force. Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times best-seller, The Starter Wife is about life after divorce and one woman's quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head. The Starter Wife stars Emmy winner Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Tony and Emmy winner Joe Mantegna ("Joan of Arcadia"), Emmy winner and Academy Award nominee Judy Davis ("Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadow"), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose ("Dreamgirls"), Miranda Otto ("Lord of the Rings"), Peter Jacobson ("As Good As it Gets"), Stephen Moyer ("Quills"), Aden Young ("The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course") and Chris Diamantopoulos ("Boston Legal") also star. The project is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with 3 Arts Entertainment. Stephanie Davis ("The Caveman's Valentine") and Howard Klein ("The Office," "Carnivale") serve as executive producers for 3 Arts, with Jon Avnet, Gigi Levangie Grazer, Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott also serving as executive producers. Jeff Hayes serves as co-executive producer.

Premiering May 31, 9-11pm

Followed by 4 one-hour subsequent episodes

USA NEW ORIGINAL SERIES

BURN NOTICE

When spies get fired, they don't get a letter from human resources. Michael Weston got a "burn notice" and became untouchable � and he has no idea what or who triggered his demise. Stuck in his hometown in Miami, a place he never wanted to return to, with his ex-girlfriend and his old partner, Michael is determined to find out the reason for his sudden termination. Unable to utilize his normal contacts and needing to stay under the spy network radar, he puts his Special Ops training to use to help those who the police can't or won't, in order to fund his ongoing personal investigation. From Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment, executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen, written and co-executive produced by Matt Nix. Starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless.

Premiering Thursday, June 28 @ 10pm/9c

USA ORIGINAL SERIES

MONK

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Tony Shalhoub returns for a sixth season as Adrian Monk, the obsessive-compulsive detective. With great guest-stars, creative cases and an all-star cast including Traylor Howard, Ted Levine and Jason Gray-Stanford, MONK continues to be one of cable's quirkiest and most-watched shows. MONK is executive produced by David Hoberman, Andy Breckman, Tony Shalhoub and Randy Zisk. Fern Field and Tom Scharpling serve as co-executive producers. Anthony Santa Croce and John Collier are producers. MONK is from NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Mandeville Films and Touchstone Television. Sharon Lawrence also makes multiple appearances this season, returning as Stottlemeyer's girlfriend Linda Fusco.

Premiering Friday, July 13 at 9pm/8c

PSYCH

The #1 new show on cable in 2006, PSYCH is a quick-witted one-hour drama staring James Roday as young police consultant Shawn Spencer ho solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he's psychic -- at least that's what he lets them believe. The series also stars Dul� Hill as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick Gus, and Corbin Bernsen as Shawn's disapproving father, Henry, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child. PSYCH is executive produced by Steve Franks ("Big Daddy"), in association with Tagline Pictures' Kelly Kulchack and Chris Henze and NBC Universal Television Studios.

Premiering Friday, July 13 at 10pm/9c

THE 4400

Returning for its fourth season, the series will premiere in summer 2007 with 13 one-hour original episodes. The 4400 explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400. Widespread distribution of promicin has created a dangerous new world, a world in which special abilities are no longer the exclusive province of the 4400. Fifty percent of those who take the shot pay the price with their lives, while those who survive are now ostracized by a government determined to rid the world of promicin forever. But promicin distribution was only the first step, and what's next on Jordan Collier's agenda will require an even bigger leap of faith on behalf of believers and non-believers alike. People's Choice Award winner Billy Campbell is set to reprise his role as Jordan Collier for the first time as a series regular in the Emmy�-nominated and critically acclaimed hit series THE 4400. Playing the self-anointed leader of the 4400, Campbell joins other returning cast members including: Joel Gretsch ("Taken") as Tom Baldwin, Jacqueline McKenzie ("Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood") as Diana Skouris, Patrick Flueger ("The Princess Diaries") as Shawn Farrell, Conchita Campbell ("Scary Movie 4") as Maia Rutledge, Megalyn Echikunwoke ("That '70s Show") as Isabelle and Chad Faust ("Saved") as Kyle Baldwin. THE 4400 explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400. THE 4400 was created by executive producer Scott Peters and Ren� Echevarria. Ira Steven Behr and Maira Suro return as executive producers. THE 4400 is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope for USA Network.

Premiering Sunday, June 17 @ 9pm/8c

THE DEAD ZONE

Returning for a sixth season as one of basic cable's top-rated series THE DEAD ZONE is a psychological thriller blending action, romance, the paranormal and a continuing quest for justice. In one of the most demanding roles on series television, Anthony Michael Hall stars as Johnny Smith, a man injured in a near-fatal car crash, who emerges from a six-yearlong coma with psychic powers that allow him to see into the past and future through visions triggered by touch. New to the cast this season is Cara Buono ("The Sopranos," "Third Watch") who will play a detective in the town of Cleaves Mills. THE DEAD ZONE was created for television by the late acclaimed executive producer Michael Piller ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Star Trek: Voyager") and his son, Shawn Piller ("Star Trek: The Next Generation," Star Trek: Voyager"). Executive producers are Lloyd Segan ("Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas," "The Bachelor," "Bones") and Shawn Piller.

Premiering Sunday, June 17 @ 10pm/9c

USA SPECIALS

AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO AL PACINO

Al Pacino will receive the 35th AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, the highest honor given for a career in film. The award will be presented to Pacino at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 7 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Pacino has starred in some of the most highly-acclaimed movies including "The Godfather," "The Godfather Part II," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Scarface" and "Serpico." He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards and won for "Scent of a Woman" in 1992.

Airing Tuesday, June 19 @ 9pm/8c

USA SPORTS

US OPEN

As summer winds down, the USA Network heats up with the 2007 US OPEN. The top tennis players around the world converge in Flushing, NY for the last of the four Grand Slam events. The USA Network will be there with 95 hours of live tennis action.

Airing Monday, August 26 � September 9, 2007

USA ENTERTAINMENT

WWE's MONDAY NIGHT RAW

MONDAY NIGHT RAW continues to be the most watched regularly scheduled year-round program on basic cable television. USA continues record-breaking ratings along with the Superstars of RAW, including current WWE Champion John Cena, Triple H, "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels, Edge, and the sassy and sexy Divas, Torrie Wilson and Candice Michelle.

Airs Mondays from 9-11:05pm/8 central � 52 Weeks A Year





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· 4400, THE (USA)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· JOAN OF ARCADIA (CBS)
· LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS (ABC)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PSYCH (PEACOCK)
· SAVED (TNT)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· STAR TREK: VOYAGER (UPN)
· STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)
· STEVEN SPIELBERG PRESENTS: TAKEN (SCI FI)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)
· WWE RAW (USA)





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