USA Renews Covert Affairs, Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness
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USA has renewed Covert Affairs, Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness, TVGuide.com has learned.
All three shows will return next summer with 16-episode seasons each. Covert Affairs will be back for Season 3; Royal Pains, Season 4; and Necessary Roughness, Season 2.
The pick-ups complete a full sweep of renewals for USA summer shows, following those of White Collar, Suits, Burn Notice and In Plain Sight.
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USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. Every series in our unprecedented lineup was a standout." USA Co-Presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber said. "The talent who make our shows breakout hits are both stars and television's finest character actors. Our writers, directors and producers truly understand what it takes to create sustainable success. It's a rare and wonderful thing to announce the pick-up of our entire summer of programming."
Necessary Roughness just wrapped its freshman season Wednesday. Covert Affairs and Royal Pains completed their summer seasons last month and will return in the fall and winter, respectively, with new episodes.