It started with the swearing, a not-so-subtle indication that USA Network's "blue skies" credo was welcoming some adult turbulence into its programming. Its shows of recent vintage, including the sleek, sexy and casually profane Suits and the gritty undercover drama Graceland, have started to move USA into edgier, bolder territory. Two new Thursday dramas, Rush (9/8c) and Satisfaction (10/9c), are furthering that evolution, threatening to go over the top with their shock-value content in what looks like a bad case of FX/AMC envy. The results are decidedly mixed.
Stephanie Szostak, Matt Passmore
Would you risk your marriage to save it?
That's the tagline to USA's new drama Satisfaction (10/9c, USA), which producers have described as a "post-modern love story." What does that mean? Well, escorts for one.
Married for 18 years with a 16-year-old daughter, Neil (Matt Passmore) and Grace Truman (Stephanie Szostak) have hit a wall in not only their marriage, but professional lives. After one helluva day at his tedious investment banking job, Neil discovers Grace having sex with an escort (Blair Redford), unbeknownst to her. But instead of confronting his wife about it, he (sort of accidentally) becomes one himself and suddenly finds renewed meaning in life.
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Michael Vartan is looking for some Satisfaction!
The actor, whose credits include Alias and A&E's Bates Motel, has signed on to recur in USA's provocative new drama about the problems that arise when a marriage reaches its midpoint.
Matt Passmore and Stephanie Szostak can't get no Satisfaction.
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Summer is fast approaching, which means it's time for USA's slate of original series to get back into action.
On Wednesday, the cable network announced return dates for four of its original series as well as premiere dates for two new dramas: Rush and Satisfaction.
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USA has given a 10-episode series order to an untitled drama series from Sean Jablonski(Suits), the network announced Tuesday.
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Days after The Glades wrapped its fourth season with a major cliff-hanger, A&E has canceled the crime drama, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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