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USA, one of the networks as the forefront of scripted summer drama over the years, will premiere two series and bring back four other dramas during the warm-weather months this year, it announced today.
In a bit of a surprise, the two newbies, renegade-doctor drama “Rush” and marriage drama “Satisfaction,” will premiere back-to-back from 9 to 11 p.m., without support from an existing series, on Thursday July 17.
It hails from Fox21 and writer/director Jonathan Levine (“Warm Bodies”), along with Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo (“Missing,” “13 Going on 30”) and executive producer Adam Fierro (“The Shield”). “Rush” films in Vancouver.
“Satisfaction,” which will film in Atlanta, explores modern marriage at its midpoint. It stars Matt Passmore, Stephanie Szostak, Michelle DeShon, Katherine Lanasa and Blair Redford (“Switched at Birth »
- Rick Kissell
Former Shield executive producer Adam Fierro has been tapped as executive producer/showrunner of USA Network‘s newly picked up drama series Rush, written, directed and executive produced by Jonathan Levine. The project, from Fox 21, centers on Dr. William Rush (Tom Ellis), who is not your average on-call doctor: He’s not attached to any hospital, he’s highly discreet no matter what the ailment — as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium — and the doctor can party with the best of them. Little Engine’s Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo also executive produce. This marks the first showrunner stint for 24 alum Fierro, repped by ICM Partners and attorney David Fox, who recently worked on Dexter and The Walking Dead. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
2 items from 2014
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