USA Network is planning an early 2016 takeover for “Colony,” the family-centric espionage drama from Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, the cabler announced Wednesday morning ahead of its Television Critics Association press tour panel.
The thriller, which reunites Cuse with “Lost” costar Josh Holloway and also stars “The Walking Dead’s” Sarah Wayne Callies, will premiere at 10 p.m. Jan. 14 after two hours of the WWE live-action series “Smackdown.” USA promoted the series heavily at Comic-Con, where it offered perks like free Uber rides in branded military vehicles.
USA is also using the Nov. 10 return of its popular comedic reality series “Chrisley Knows Best” as a lead-in for its new Donny Deutsch series “Donny!.” The “soft-scripted” series follows the ad exec and former “Big Idea” host and is meant to take a “satirical look at the media, wealth and modern romance.”
The full premiere schedule is below.
“Donny!” (Season 1: 6 eps – 10:30/9:30c Tuesday, November 10)
This half-hour soft scripted comedic series, starring Donny Deutsch, takes a satirical look at the media, wealth and modern romance through the eyes of Deutsch’s fictionalized character of the same name. It is based on the real-life famed ad man, single dad and TV personality. Each week, as the host of a successful daytime talk show, Donny preaches from a holier-than-thou pulpit and dispels advice about a variety of issues. But off the camera, as Donny navigates life as a single dad and TV personality, we find that he’s a filterless rogue who lives in hilarious contrast to almost everything he espouses publicly.”Donny!” is executive produced by Banks Tarver, Ken Druckerman and Angie Day of Left/Right (“Odd Mom Out,” “Mob Wives,” “Small Town Security”) and Deutsch. “Donny!” also stars Emily Tarver (“Sisters”).
“Colony” (Season 1: 10 eps – 10/9c Thursday January 14)
From executive producers Cuse (“Lost”) and Condal (“Hercules”) comes USA’s newest, highly anticipated drama “Colony.” Set in the very near future, “Colony” centers on one family’s struggle to survive and bring liberty back to the people of an occupied Los Angeles. SAG winner Josh Holloway (“Lost”) stars as former FBI agent Will Bowman and Satellite Award winner Sarah Wayne Callies (“The Walking Dead”) stars as his wife, Katie, who live in a dangerous world of divided ideologies. While some choose to collaborate with the occupation and benefit from the new order, others rebel and suffer the consequences. “Colony” is a co-production between Legendary Television and Universal Cable Productions (UCP). Nelson McCormick (“24”) also executive produces.
“Satisfaction” (Season 2: 10 eps – 10/9c Friday, October 16)
Season two of”Satisfaction” resumes with Neil (Matt Passmore, “The Glades”) and Grace (Stephanie Szostak, “Devil Wears Prada”) confronting their infidelities from the past six months, while Adriana (Katherine LaNasa, “Three Sisters”) schemes to keep them apart for good. This 10-episode sophomore season promises many sexy and soapy twists, with Neil, Grace, Adriana and Simon (Blair Redford, “The Lying Game”) pushing their personal boundaries and comfort zones more than ever. From Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and executive producer/creator Sean Jablonski (“Suits,” “Nip Tuck”), Russ Krasnoff (“Community”) of Krasnoff/Foster also serves as executive producer.
“Chrisley Knows Best” (Season 3.5: 6 eps – 10/9c Tuesday, November 10)
The season three return of “Chrisley Knows Best” picks up with the Chrisley family’s first overseas vacation in London. Much to his family’s chagrin, Todd insists on turning his brood into a proper English family (Lord Todd anyone?). Yet, in true Todd fashion, he goes to great lengths to prove he’s a royal. The season also will feature the family celebrating a major milestone in the Chrisley household, as Chase and Savannah graduate from high school and prepare to leave the cozy Chrisley nest and head off to college. This summer,”Chrisley Knows Best” was a top 10 unscripted series for P18-49 (1.33MM) and P25-54 (1.45MM) and has been picked up for a 12-episode fourth season.”Chrisley Knows Best” is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with Adam Greener, Stephanie Bloch Chambers, Marilyn Wilson, Jen Perry Leamy, Jim Sayer, Eli Holzman and Stephen Lambert serving as executive producers. Annie Kate Pons serves as supervising producer