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.
Move over, Dr. Hank, there's a new doc coming to USA. But he's far from your average physician.
In USA's new drama, Rush, premiering later this year, Tom Ellis (Once Upon a Time) plays a pill-popping, hard-partying...
How many times have you heard that while watching a medical show? Now meet The CW's Emily Owens, M.D. (9/8c), who's such a magically giddy sprite of a surgical intern she can actually "Clear!" a room, just by showing up. My living room, anyway. Or any room in which she might suddenly appear, babbling in gratingly incessant voice-overs that make Meredith Grey seem a model of restraint. A more toxically cutesy, aggravatingly precious, aren't-I-adorable waste of talent would be hard to imagine.
For the kids of MTV's Underemployed, post-college life isn't as glamorous as they had imagined.
The new series follows five friends — Miles (Diego Boneta), Lou (Jared Kusnitz), Raviva (Inbar Lavi), Sophia (Michelle Ang) and Daphne (Sarah Habel) — who, one year after graduating college, realize their real world includes dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes. But it's not all bad: They soon learn to also appreciate their newfound freedom, sense of family and incredible life experiences.
MTV is staying in business with Snooki & JWoww.
The Jersey Shore spin-off has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Friday at the Television Critics Association's fall TV previews. The series debuted in June to 2.4 million viewers, a big drop from Jersey Shore's Season 5 premiere, which drew 7.6 million viewers.
Kesha, Bo Burnham
MTV has ordered two new scripted series and four reality shows that would bring the likes of Ke$ha and Bo Burnham to TV, the network announced Friday.
On the scripted side, Underemployed hails from...