Tuesday, April 7, 2015

USA Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Suits,' 'Complications,' 'Royal Pains,' 'Mr. Robot,' 'Playing House' & More!

This morning USA unveiled its largest original summer programming lineup ever - with premiere dates for returning series Royal Pains, Suits, Graceland, Playing House and Chrisley Knows Best as well as new dramas Complications and Mr. Robot.

Chrisley Knows Best will kick off the summer lineup on Tuesday, June 2 at 9/8c. with a third season that promises even more over-the-top moments from the Chrisley family. The 18-episode third season will air in two parts with 12 episodes airing during the summer.

June 2 also marks the return of Royal Pains for its seventh season at 10/9c. The new season brings us back to the sun-drenched Hamptons with Hank (Mark Feuerstein) setting his sights on obtaining what's been missing in his life, while Evan (Paulo Costanzo) juggles his promotion with his desire to start a family with Paige (Brooke D'Orsay) and Divya (Reshma Shetty) fights to keep her family together. The drama also stars Ben Shenkman and Campbell Scott.

From Matt Nix, the creator of Burn Notice, comes the new drama Complications which will debut with a special two-hour premiere on Thursday, June 18 at 9/8c. The series stars Jason O'Mara as Dr. John Ellison, a suburban doctor who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter's death, intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life. The drama also stars Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf and Lauren Stamile.

The fifth season of hit legal drama Suits will premiere on Wednesday, June 24 at 9/8c. In the new season, Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) has left Harvey (Gabriel Macht), after more than a decade of working together, and has moved to working for Louis (Rick Hoffman). While Jessica (Gina Torres) readjusts to being single, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) are giddy after his marriage proposal.

Suits will then serve as a lead-in to new drama Mr. Robot which will make its series debut on Wednesday, June 24 at 10/9c. The thriller follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime. The drama also stars Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallström.

Graceland will return for its third season on Thursday, June 25 at 10/9c. The season resumes after an attack on Mike (Aaron Tveit). Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) gets coerced into a high-risk operation, while his pregnant counterpart Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is on a mission to find the person who nearly killed her. Johnny (Manny Montana), Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Paige (Serinda Swan) each seek normalcy as federal agents with the FBI, DEA and ICE living in an undercover world of their own.

And finally, Playing House will return for its second season later in the summer on Tuesday, August 4 at 10/9c. The new season will see Maggie (Lennon Parham) and Emma (Jessica St. Clair) navigate their way through life as co-parents to Maggie's daughter Charlotte. The colorful residents of Pinebrook, CT also return, including Emma's first love Mark (Keegan Michael Key).