Debra Messing by Kelsey McNeal/USA Network Photo Debra Messing by Kelsey McNeal/USA Network Photo

USA Network at Sunday's TCA sessions revealed an Oct. 10 premiere date for Debra Messing's The Starter Wife, a full-on series based on the mini (based on the book). The cabler also announced that In Plain Sight has been picked up for a second season.

USA has also greenlit a trio of pilots: Covert Affairs, about a CIA linguist partnered with an ex-boyfriend; Operating Instructions, concerning a female inner-city surgeon home from Iraq; and Stiffs, in which a morgue employee and his medical examiner brother solve homicides. - Matt Mitovich