Premium cabler Starz, which has aired most of its scripted originals on Saturday, is making a move to Sunday nights this summer.
The network announced Wednesday that its most popular show, “Power,” will air alongside comedy “Survivor’s Remorse” on Sundays when they kick off their third seasons starting in July. “Power” bows July 17 at 9 p.m. with a triple play of episodes. The show will air 10 hourlong episodes.
One week later, on July 24, “Survivor’s Remorse” opens its season with the first two of its 10 half-hour episodes airing back to back at 10.
In 2015, “Power” averaged 2.18 million viewers and a 1.04 rating in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen’s “live plus-7” estimates. “Survivor’s Remorse” drew 658,000 viewers and a 0.31 in the demo.
Sunday is home to cable biggies like HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” though “Power” won’t overlap with either this summer.
From executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney A. Kemp (“The Good Wife”), “Power” is steeped in the seductive nightlife of New York’s elite and the violent underworld of international drug cartels. This season finds James St. Patrick as the owner of new nightclubs, out of the drug game, and in a rekindled relationship with his first love, Angela — the Assistant U.S. Attorney sworn to bring him to justice.
Courtney A. Kemp serves as the creator, showrunner and executive producer of “Power.” Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, Randell Emmett and Gary Lennon serve as executive producers. The show is also produced by G-Unit Films and Television, the production company launched by Jackson.
“Survivor’s Remorse” follows the life of Cam Calloway (Jessie T. Usher), a hard-working, young basketball star who is thrust into the limelight after signing a huge contract with a pro basketball team in Atlanta. In season three, each member of the Calloway family copes with the fallout of Uncle Julius’ accident in their own way.
Mike O’Malley serves as executive producer and showrunner for “Survivor’s Remorse.” Tom Werner and LeBron James executive produce with Maverick Carter, sports marketing executive and James’ business partner at SpringHill Entertainment; Paul Wachter, founder and CEO of Main Street Advisors; Victor Levin (“Mad Men,” “Mad About You”); and Hilton Smith (“Hung,” “Deadwood”).