USA Sets January Premiere Dates For 'Suits', 'White Collar' & 'Necessary Roughness'

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October 31st, 2012

via press release:


SUITS premieres Thursday, January 17 at 10/9c

WHITE COLLAR premieres Tuesday, January 22 at 10/9c

NECESSARY ROUGHNESS premieres Wednesday, January 23 at 10/9c

USA steps into winter with the return of three fan favorite and critically acclaimed original series this January. SUITS, the network’s most provocative drama, kicks off the second half of its sophomore season on Thursday, January 17 at 10/9c with six new episodes. WHITE COLLAR returns for the resolution of its thrilling cliffhanger on Tuesday, January 22 at 10/9c with six new episodes to wrap up the series' fourth season. NECESSARY ROUGHNESS fires up the back half of its second season with five new episodes premiering on Wednesday, January 23 at 10/9c.


SUITS returns with six new episodes to wrap up the highly-anticipated second season. After tension has dissipated among the partners' battle for control, Pearson Hardman faces new challenges as Jessica (Gina Torres) reclaims her top spot with the help of the city's best closer and her closest confidant Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). Meanwhile, still reeling from the devastating loss of his grandmother, Mike (SAG nominee Patrick J. Adams) makes a rash decision with a girl from his past that puts his complicated relationship with the firm’s savviest paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) in jeopardy. The sophisticated series stars an ensemble cast which also features Rick Hoffman and Sarah Rafferty. Guest stars this season include David Costabile, Aarti Mann, Amanda Schull, Elisabeth Howser, Adam Godley and Diane Neal.

Winter season premiere: Thursday, January 17 at 10/9c Official Twitter Feed: @suits_USA


Following the midseason finale’s shocking revelation that the elusive Sam (guest-star Treat Williams) is actually Neal’s (Matt Bomer) biological father, Neal continues to uncover secrets from his past. As always, he relies on the help of Peter (Tim DeKay) and fan favorite Mozzie (Willie Garson). The critically acclaimed and top-rated drama series, WHITE COLLAR, returns for six new episodes this winter. Tiffani Thiessen, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason also star with upcoming guest actors including Diahann Carroll, Hilarie Burton and TWILIGHT’s Jackson Rathbone.

Winter season premiere: Tuesday, January 22 at 10/9c. Official Twitter Feed: @whitecollarUSA


Golden Globe® nominee Callie Thorne is back in her acclaimed role as New York Hawks' sports-psychologist Dr. Dani Santino. With the ownership of the franchise still undecided, the team faces their biggest challenge yet. In the returning five new episodes, a shocking secret surfaces with the potential to cause a scandal that could bring down their entire season. Meanwhile, Dr. Dani struggles with the threat of losing her practice while attempting to keep her personal life intact. Guest stars this season include Mark Cuban, Joe Theismann, Will Chase, Peter MacNicol, Jeff Nordling and Neil Hopkins.

Winter season premiere: Wednesday, January 23 at 10/9c. Official Twitter Feed: @NecRoughness

USA continues to extend its award-winning storytelling to the digital realm with SUITS Recruits, WHITE COLLAR'S Neal's Stash, and NECESSARY ROUGHNESS' The Nico Files. Created with the executive producers and stars of the shows, fans can interact with exclusive narrative and engage directly with their favorite characters as well as other viewers. They can also use the latest mobile apps including USA Anywhere, Zeebox, and more as they watch their favorite shows. USA’s Character Chatter will continue to channel and amplify the social buzz around its series by funneling in a real-time feed of text, images and videos from all major social streams including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube to drive an engaging and interactive community. Fans can interact with all of these storytelling experiences by going to

  • Zach

    NR is going to fall hard without a lead in.

  • Neil


  • Josh Emerson

    Can’t wait for Suits. Love that show!

  • Blaster

    Does anyone know what night Justified will air? Fingers crossed for Wednesday, because I’m a huge fan of Suits, White Collar, AND Justified…

  • silvit


    Remember that USA repeats does good in the ratings, especially SVU. They are good lead-in. CA is doing the same numbers it was doing out of WC with the help of SVU, which more often than not beat it in the ratings.

  • silvit


    Prolly Tuesday.

  • Tessa

    Yeay White Collar!!! Can’t wait for the new winter season although the midseason cliffhanger didn’t leave me on pins and needles. Still I’m always up for more Neal, Peter and Mozzie. Also El and Jones. Not so much Sara though. I hope she only appears in one episode to collect her stuff and leave for Japan or something. :D

  • Tom

    NR is a goner. Season one was pretty good, but the writers largely abandoned the original storyline in season two and pretty much wrecked the show. The ratings have been sliding and I expect to see NR open to a demo of no higher than 0.6.

  • @ramirescl

    Waiting for WC and Suits.

  • Ana

    Can’t wait for Necessary Roughness and Suits to come back! Love these shows!

  • Russell

    Isn’t Royal Pains also coming back? Also, love Suits and Necessary Roughness.

  • cas127

    Charlie Sheen must have the *best agent on the planet*.


    After the highest profile professional flameout in history (I know…no such thing as bad publicity…but in Hollywood you don’t sh*t where you eat -otherwise you typically get blacklisted faster than a conservative…) Sheen ends up with a “Tyler Perry” deal!

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