USA's Exciting Spring Line-Up Brings Reality, Drama And A 'Burn Notice' Prequel

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February 3rd, 2011

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USA'S EXCITING SPRING LINE-UP BRINGS REALITY, DRAMA AND A PREQUEL

TOUGH ENOUGH and Burn Notice: THE FALL OF SAM AXE Premiere in April, Followed by

The Tenth and Final Season of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and the Fourth Season of IN PLAIN SIGHT in May

Are you TOUGH ENOUGH to survive the winter? Spring ahead with the return of USA's fan-favorite dramas LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and IN PLAIN SIGHT and uncover the secrets of Burn Notice's Sam Axe before his mojito-filled Miami life. Don't miss USA's smoking hot spring line-up.

WWE TOUGH ENOUGH
Do you have what it takes to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva?  A diverse group of men and women will live, train, eat and sleep under one roof in a house in Simi Valley, California.  Each week the contestants will battle it out in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics as showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire, just to name a few.  Viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the world’s greatest sports entertainment organization. The grand prize winner will be awarded a contract with WWE.  Hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin®, each episode will feature a current WWE Superstar, who will introduce the contenders to a quality that they must possess to make it to the top of the sports entertainment world.  Along the way, viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the world’s greatest sports entertainment organization.

Premieres Monday, April 4 at 11/10c on USA Network immediately following WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW®, and then will move to its regularly scheduled slot in primetime, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on April 11.

Burn Notice: THE FALL OF SAM AXE

The prequel movie, set in late 2005, begins after a faction of Columbian rebels makes trouble for the locally stationed military platoon, with Lieutenant Commander Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) being sent down to advise. As the mission unfolds, Sam begins to uncover the dark secrets of the area, learning the truth about sacrifice, deception, and ultimately what’s worth fighting for. Directed by Jeffrey Donovan, the two-hour movie is written and executive produced by Burn Notice creator Matt Nix.

Coming in April on USA Network.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT
Season ten features the long-anticipated return of Detectives Robert Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Alex Eames (Kathryn Erbe) to the Major Case Squad. Terminated for insubordination a year ago, Detective Goren has been reunited with his long-time partner Alex Eames at the behest of the new Major Case Captain. In addition to plunging into colorful, dangerous mysteries, Goren has mandatory sessions with a brilliant police psychologist. In this final eight episode arc that will ultimately help Goren understand his tortured past and chart a course for a successful future.  Storylines for this season include a beautiful female banker whose sole client was the Catholic Church; an adventuresome rogue who may be the country's best cyber-warrior; a woman who was blackmailing a wealthy, tabloid-fodder "bad boy." Rather than forensics or strict procedure, these murders will be solved in the style CI fans have come to know and love: Goren's Holmesian deduction of the deep psychology and byzantine motives for the crime. With the help of his friend and partner Eames, we'll be in for a season of twisty plots, uniquely New York worlds, clever deductions, and dazzling operatic interrogations that ultimately bring the guilty to justice.

Premieres Sunday, May 1 at 9/8c on USA Network.

IN PLAIN SIGHT
IN PLAIN SIGHT stars Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program (WITSEC), who relocates Federal Witnesses, most of whom fall into three categories: career criminals, whistle-blowers or innocents who had the misfortune of witnessing a crime.  They all have one thing in common – someone wants them dead.  Mary’s job is to see that doesn’t happen, while at the same time attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family.  IN PLAIN SIGHT also stars Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz and Paul Ben-Victor.  Guest stars for season four include Josh Malina, Bradley Whitford, Rachel Boston, John de Lancie and Ali Marsh, among others. In the upcoming season, Marshall (Weller) will have a new love interest (Boston); Brandi (Hiltz) gets engaged to Peter (Malina), and Mary reluctantly helps plan the wedding.

Premieres Sunday, May 1 at 10/9c on USA Network.

 
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