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Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 7:45PM EDT
Suits cast sang "Chapel of Love" on the way to Meghan Markle's wedding
Creator Aaron Korsh rallied his cast members into a laughable rendition of the 1964 hit song from The Dixie Cups while on the shuttle bus to the Prince Harry-Meghan Markle wedding. ALSO: Jessica Walter had no idea Markle's oral sex scene was cut out of The CW's 90210 pilot.
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 1:08PM EDT
WWE Smackdown! is set to move to Fox
According to The Wrap, Fox Sports and WWE are closing a deal to move the USA series to Fox starting in fall 2019. The deal would mark Smackdown's return to broadcast TV. The wrestling show previously aired on UPN, The CW and MyNetworkTV. The Hollywood Reporter adds that Fox will pay more than $1 billion over five years, or about $205 million a year. That's more than three times what NBC Universal is currently paying.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
How Meghan Markle's Suits experience prepared her for the Royal family's world stage
Markle has already shaken up the Royal family and has only begun to make her mark, says Maureen Ryan. On Suits, Markle's "Rachel Zane was a supporting character — the core journey was not hers — but Markle brought passionate craft and lively charisma to her role," says Ryan, who has watched every episode of the USA series and moderated a panel with Markle four years ago. "Rachel's quest to be more than a paralegal and to exceed the high expectations of her accomplished family was as compelling as her desire to retain her moral center among a crew of New York legal sharks so intent on closing deals that the morality of their actions was sometimes (often?) a secondary concern. The ethics of many Suits characters have been painted in various shades of gray — and to be clear, that's not a bad thing. But Rachel always stood for something — several things, actually: a quest for fairness, a capacity for hard work, an affinity for compassion and truthfulness, and the desire to find an emotional balance in life and on the job.
Her new gig may well feature the same agenda, but on a much, much bigger stage."
- ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC America, Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, HBO, PBS, E! and TLC are all covering the royal wedding
- Suits cast has a "last supper" in London before the wedding: "Love deeply and live well," Patrick J. Adams tweets to Markle
- How TV turned the royal wedding into a very public affair
- How to watch the royal wedding if you don't have cable
- Markle had a Hollywood childhood, having grown up on the set of Married with Children, where her dad worked as cinematographer
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
USA cancels Falling Water after two seasons
Throughout its run, Falling Water has been USA's lowest-rated series. But it was renewed for a second season thanks to an Amazon streaming deal.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 3:48PM EDT
Meghan Markle invites Suits co-stars to her royal wedding
Patrick J. Adams and Gabriel Macht will attend Saturday's ceremony.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 12:29PM EDT
Suits spinoff now has a title: Second City
The USA series will follow Gina Torres as she enters the dirty world of Chicago politics.
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 1:53PM EDT
The Purge TV show will mostly take place on Purge night, contrary to previous reports
It was widely reported that the USA and Syfy spinoff of The Purge films would take place on non-Purge nights.
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 6:07PM EDT
Carrie Coons boards The Sinner for Season 2
The Leftovers and Fargo alum is joining the USA crime drama mystery series as Vera, a "formidable, mysterious woman who struggles between upholding the ideals of the community she leads and fulfilling her own desires."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Colony isn't appreciated enough
"It’s easy to read about the political allegories and ongoing bleak perspective and get the impression that Colony is a bummer," says Alex McLevy of the USA series returning Wednesday for Season 3. "But while it consistently goes dark in interesting and sometimes unexpected ways, the series is never far from an explosive shootout with soldiers or a clash with alien drones. The show has executed these battles with thrilling staging, often making good use of intimate, Paul Greengrass-like camerawork to keep breaths in throats."
Posted Monday 4/30/18 at 2:02PM EDT
Shania Twain and Jake Owen to host USA's Real Country reality competition series
Once home to Nashville Star, USA is returning to its country music reality show past with Real Country, in which country music stars Twain and Owen "hand-select emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight the traditions, songs and themes of specific country genres," according to Deadline. "The best artists from each showcase will perform in a grand finale for a chance to be named one of country music’s next breakout acts."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
William Baldwin joins The Purge
He'll recur on the USA horror series as the "handsome, confident and powerful" boss of Amanda Warren's character's investment firm.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 3:59PM EDT
Psych alum Dulé Hill weds Ballers star Jazmyn Simon
Hill shared the news today with the wedding hashtag #SimonSaysHill.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 10:50PM EDT
Shooter stuntman settles lawsuit over injury from Tom Sizemore SUV accident
Stuntman Steve de Castro had accused Sizemore of being intoxicated while filming the USA show's scene, which found him pinned under an SUV.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Bourne prequel and Denis Leary crime thriller are among USA's four pilot orders
USA has also ordered two pilots based on novels: Briarpatch from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and high school cheerleading drama Dare Me. The Bourne prequel Treadstone, from executive producer Tim Kring, will tell the story of the black ops program known as Treadstone. In Erase, Leary plays a former dirty cop who tries to redeem himself with his photographic memory, which is hampered by early-onset Alzheimer's Disease.
Posted Wednesday 4/11/18 at 5:23PM EDT
Colony books Wayne Brady and Peyton List
Brady will recur as a tech entrepreneur who heads the Seattle colony, while List will play a doctor who's a member of the San Fernando cell.