USA Releases Details on Next Week's Programs Including 'Political Animals' Finale, 'Suits', 'Burn Notice' & 'White Collar'

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August 9th, 2012

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THEFT TAKES CENTER STAGE ON “White Collar” AND “Covert Affairs

EMOTIONS RUN HIGH IN “Royal Pains” AND “Necessary Roughness


USA is turning up the heat with all new episodes from the best dramas on television this summer! The heat wave continues with a shocking finale of POLITICAL ANIMALS that you can’t afford to miss! Plus, things hit close to home in Suits when Rick Hoffman’s real-life parents guest star!

The Superstars and Diva’s from the WWE Universe take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance and millions watching at home. The most watched year-round program on cable features such stars as John Cena, Triple H, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Big Show and many more.

White Collar “Honor Among Thieves” – 9/8c
An alluring female art thief makes Neal (Matt Bomer) an offer in exchange for important information about his past. But, to take her up on the Hitchcockian deal, Neal must steal a valuable piece of art from under the nose of Peter (Tim DeKay) and the FBI.

Guest star: Rebecca Mader

Social TV: This week Neal’s Stash continues the national crowd-sourcing treasure hunt inviting White Collar fans to help track down an old score stolen from them by a rival con artist. It’s accessible via desktop of tablet

Covert Affairs “This is Not America” – 10/9c
When proprietary American technology is found in an Iranian missile, Annie (Piper Perabo) is sent to Israel where, along with Eyal Lavin (guest star Oded Fehr), she attempts to discover who leaked the technology.

Guest stars: Sarah Clarke, Jonas Chernick, Oded Fehr, Daniella Alonso

Social TV: The Sights Unseen prequel web series explores the blind tech-ops expert Auggie Andersen backstory as played by Christopher Gorham. Fans can participate in the five-week engagement at

Royal Pains “Business and Pleasure” – 9/8c
While HankMed treats an undercover DEA Agent at a high end Hamptons car rally, Divya (Reshma Shetty) and Jeremiah (guest star Ben Shenkman) tend to a MMA Fighter who may have gone a bit soft. Meanwhile, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) becomes more emotionally involved with Boris’ (Campbell Scott) interpreter, much to Boris’ chagrin. And Evan (Paulo Costanzo) gets the ride he’s always dreamed of.

Guest stars: Pooch Hall, Kimberly Williams Paisley, Afton Williamson, Ben Shenkman

Social TV: Fans can access an exclusive preview video on USA’s Character Chatter, and check-in with Viggle for points and a special Summer Extra bonus clip.

Necessary Roughness “Might As Well Face It” – 10/9c
Dr. Dani (Callie Thorne) treats a pro video gamer. Matt (Marc Blucas) and Dani find there are "hidden" perks to calling it quits. Training camp is over for the Hawks and it's time for Matt and Coach (guest star Gregory Alan Williams) to decide who will make the cut. Razor's (guest star Gaius Charles) troublesome past becomes an issue in the present and when TK (Mehcad Brooks) tries to help him out, it becomes apparent that TK needs help too...and fast.

Guest stars: Amanda Detmer, Gaius Charles, Matt Angel, Michael O’Neill, Eve Gordon, Gregory Alan Williams

Social TV: Each night after the east coast airing of the episode, fans can enter Nico’s murky world at The Nico Viewers will open a window into the story behind the hard decisions that Nico makes and no one else on the team can.

Burn Notice “Official Business” – 9/8c
The CIA recruits Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) to break into a guarded safe after a civilian asset winds up in over her head with a black market entrepreneur. Meanwhile, Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) visit a mercenary training camp in hopes of finding the whereabouts of an exceptionally skilled sniper.

Guest stars: Angelica Celaya (in her first English speaking role), Timothy V. Murphy

Social TV: In Burn Notice: First Contact, Michael’s flashback story continues in “Fallout,” Chapter 10 of this award-winning comic book series.

Harvey’s (Gabriel Macht) tasked with closing the one person whose vote will decide Pearson Hardman’s future.
Guest stars: Gail Hoffman, Charlie Hoffman

Social TV: Suits Recruits,, will engage fans with their favorite Suits characters as they are assigned their first case in a digital story coinciding with the on-air plot lines and office intrigue.

LAW & ORDER: SVU “All Night Long” marathon – 7/6c
Yawn! As if the detectives of SVU didn’t have a hard enough job, they sometimes have work cases around the clock in order to stop a killer dead in his tracks. The rest of the time, they are no strangers to sleep deprivation, as they are too disturbed to get a good night’s rest. Tune-in and thank your lucky stars that your day job allows you to get some shut eye. The marathon will air from 7pm to 11pm on Friday, 8/17 and on Saturday, 8/18 from 1pm to 11pm.

President Garcetti (Adrian Pasdar) throws a wrench in Elaine’s (Sigourney Weaver) plan to resign from his cabinet. Tensions fly at the Washington Globe when Elaine’s resignation letter is leaked. Douglas (James Wolk) decides to come clean to Elaine about his betrayal, and makes an impulsive decision. Meanwhile, an unforeseen event leaves the Hammonds—and the country—at a crossroads.

Guest stars: Adrian Pasdar, Dylan Baker, Dan Futterman, Meghann Fahy, Kristine Nielsen
Series regulars: Sigourney Weaver, Ellen Burstyn, Carla Gugino, Ciarán Hinds, James Wolk, Sebastian Stan, Brittany Ishibashi
Social TV: The Washington Globe,, features the fictional character of Susan Berg (as played by Carla Gugino), the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist whose publication chronicles the dramatic public and personal lives of the Hammond family. The digital newspaper uses multiple platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to give fans fresh content every day, including columns by Berg, feature stories about the Hammonds, funny pages and Dirty Washington, a gossip column hosted by Georgia Gibbons, as played by Meghann Fahy.

  • DCC

    No news yet about Fairly Legal? :(

  • Hillbilly

    Fairly Legal is not on next week.

  • Dillon

    Boy I sure hope Political Animals gets a full season! The show is absolutely incredible and what a treat for all of us to have such a wonderful cast on TV every week. Please USA, green light this wonderfully written and acted show, it’s what TV viewers need!

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Looking forward to Rebecca Mader on White Collar.

    And I figured Oded Fehr would be back on Covert Affairs this season.

  • DCC

    I meant about it renewal/cancellation.

  • DCC

    I meant about its renewal/cancellation.

  • Jan Chisholm

    I hope they continue “Political Animals”. The writing and acting is excellent..You can laugh and cry in each episode. USA Please continue this very special program…There are so many stories ahead if you will keep it going…

  • Emma

    Really hoping political animals gets renewed. Such a great show! It really needs a full season. The characters are fascinating.

  • arlene

    Love Love Love Political Animals. Please continue with it

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