USA Network goes all out this summer, premiering two thrilling original dramas: “Mr. Robot,” which won the South by Southwest Audience Award, and “Complications,” from “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix.
The hacker drama “Mr. Robot,” debuting June 24, comes from Sam Esmail and stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater. “Complications,” bowing June 18 with two episodes, stars Jason O’Mara and Jessica Szohr.
In total, USA will air five original dramas, two reality series and one comedy this summer, one of its biggest slates for the season ever. Take a look at the network’s descriptions of each show below.
USA Network’s summer premiere dates
Tuesday, June 2
8 p.m. “Christly Knows Best”
Season three of “Christly Knows Best” promises even more over–the-top Todd Chrisley moments, as he and his wife Julie continue to raise their two teenagers, Chase and Savannah, eight-year-old son Grayson and two-year-old granddaughter Chloe—all under one roof. The 18-episode third season will air in two parts with 12 episodes this summer.
9 p.m. “Royal Pains”
Season seven of “Royal Pains” brings us back to the sun-drenched Hamptons with Hank (Mark Feuerstein) setting his sights on obtaining what’s been missing in his life, while Evan (Paulo Costanzo) juggles his promotion with his desire to start a family with Paige (Brooke D’Orsay) and Divya (Reshma Shetty) fights to keep her family together. The series also stars Ben Shenkman and Campbell Scott.
Thursday, June 18
8 p.m. and 9 p.m. “Complications”
From the creator of “Burn Notice,” comes the fast-paced and unpredictable thriller, “Complications.” The series stars Jason O’Mara as Dr. John Ellison, a suburban doctor who, while still dealing with the emotional effects of his daughter’s death, intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life. The series also stars Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf (“Leverage”), and Lauren Stamile (“Burn Notice”).
Tuesday, June 23
7 p.m. “WWE Tough Enough”
“WWE Tough Enough” is an action-packed competition reality show from the ratings juggernaut WWE.Featuring a new format, with live elements, the series gives unknown athletes a chance at being crowned the next WWE Superstar or Diva.Fans can expect harder challenges, fiercer competition and rivalries that are more dramatic than ever.
Wednesday, June 24
8 p.m. “Suits”
In the fifth season premiere, Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) has left Harvey (Gabriel Macht), after more than a decade of working together. She is now working for his long-time rival Louis (Rick Hoffman). And while Jessica (Gina Torres) readjusts to being single, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) are giddy after his marriage proposal.
Wednesday, June 24
9 p.m. “Mr. Robot”
This techno thriller follows Elliot (Rami Malek), a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. When the mysterious leader (Christian Slater) of an underground hacker group recruits him to destroy the firm he is paid to protect, he must make the decision of a lifetime.“Mr. Robot” also stars Portia Doubleday (“Her”), Carly Chaikin (“Suburgatory”) and Martin Wallström (“Simple Simon”).
Thursday, June 25
9 p.m. “Graceland”
Season three resumes after an attack on Mike (Aaron Tveit). Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) gets coerced into a high-risk operation, while his pregnant counterpart Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is on a mission to find the person who nearly killed her. Joe “Johnny” Tuturro (Manny Montana), Dale Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) and Paige (Serinda Swan) each seek normalcy as federal agents with the FBI, DEA and ICE living in an undercover world of their own.
Tuesday, Aug. 4
9 p.m. “Playing House”
The critically acclaimed comedy returns for a season two with an innovative windowing structure that, each week, will allow viewers to preview next week’s episode on their Video-On-Demand platforms. Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) are in store for their biggest adventure yet—raising a baby. This season, Maggie and Emma navigate their way through life as co-parents to Maggie’s daughter Charlotte. The colorful residents of Pinebrook, CT also return, including Emma’s first love Mark (Keegan Michael Key).