via press release:
USA HIGHLIGHTS – FEBRUARY 2013
USA ORIGINAL SERIES
SUITS stars Gabriel Macht as legendary law partner Harvey Specter, who takes a gamble on hiring Mike Ross, played by SAG Award nominee Patrick J. Adams. A brilliant associate with a photographic memory, Mike is missing just one thing – a law degree. Bonded by this secret, the irrepressible duo navigates the fast-paced, high-stakes world of Manhattan corporate law and does whatever it takes to remain undefeated. Guest stars this season include Aarti Mann (“The Big Bang Theory”), Amanda Schull (“Center Stage”), Elisabeth Howser (“I Just Want My Pants Back”), Adam Godley (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) and Diane Neal (“Law & Order: SVU”).
HE’S BACK (#214)
With the resources of the firm stretched to the limit, Daniel Hardman (guest star David Costabile) returns with an outrageous lawsuit against Jessica (Gina Torres).
Guest stars: David Costabile, Wendell Pierce, Gina Holden
Airs: Thursday, February 7 at 10/9c
Dana “Scottie” Scott (guest star Abigail Parsons) returns to complicate Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Jessica’s (Gina Torres) battle against Hardman. But this time, she’s brought the full force of her British firm.
Guest stars: Abigail Spencer, Rachel Harris, David Costabile, Amanda Schull
Airs: Thursday, February 14 at 10/9c
Episodes 214 and 215 of SUITS are part of USA’s Characters Unite month to combat hate, intolerance and discrimination. The episodes feature a storyline that follows the firm as they tackle a gender discrimination case. PSAs in partnership with the National Women’s Law Center will premiere following each of the episodes directing viewers to more information and resources at charactersunite.com.
WAR (#216) SEASON FINALE!
Harvey’s (Gabriel Macht) vision for the firm’s future clashes with Jessica’s (Gina Torres) when a British firm offers a tempting proposition.
Guest stars: Abigail Spencer, Adam Godley
Airs: Thursday, February 21 at 10/9c
WHITE COLLAR centers on the unlikely crime-solving partnership between Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer), a charming con man turned consultant for the FBI, and Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), the Federal Agent charged with keeping him on the right side of the law. In the fourth season’s exciting final episodes, Neal continues to uncover secrets of his past, with the help of Peter and Mozzie (Willie Garson). The series also stars Tiffani Thiessen, Sharif Atkins and Marsha Thomason. Guest stars include Treat Williams (“Everwood”), Hilarie Burton (“One Tree Hill”) Jackson Rathbone (“Twilight”), Jessica McNamee (“The Vow”), Titus Welliver (“The Town”), Emily Procter (“CSI: Miami”), Bill Bellamy (“Any Given Sunday”), Reed Diamond (“Moneyball”) and James Rebhorn (“Homeland”).
EMPIRE CITY (#413)
Peter and Neal work a forgery and money laundering case that leads them into two of the most iconic New York institutions, taxi cabs and jazz.
Directed By: Tim DeKay
Guest Stars: Diahann Caroll, Bill Bellamy, Keith Robinson, Joe Forbrich, Eliyas Qureshi and Haneefah Wood
Airs: Tuesday, February 5 @10/9c
** Pre-empted on Tuesday, February 11 **
SHOOT THE MOON (#414)
Peter and Neal work from different angles as they attempt to stop a thieving duo bent on going out in a hail of bullets rather than watch their whirlwind relationship fade away behind bars.
Guest Stars: Hilarie Burton, Jackson Rathbone and Jessica McNamee
Airs: Tuesday, February 19 @10/9c
THE ORIGINAL (#415)
In this ramp up to the finale, Peter and Neal get closer to finding out the mystery behind Ellen’s evidence box while simultaneously chiseling their way through the world of sculpture forgery.
Guest Stars: Emily Procter, Treat Williams, Pablo Schreiber, Kerry Butler, James Riordan, Janet Dacal, Bhavesh Patel and Lance Roberts
Airs: Tuesday, February 26 @10/9c
Golden Globe nominee Callie Thorne reprises her acclaimed role as Dr. Dani Santino, a Long Island psychotherapist and single mother who’s plucked out of relative obscurity to become the sports-psychologist for the New York Hawks. Before she can say “Hail Mary,” Dani has taken on the team’s unpredictable star wide receiver, Terrence “TK” King (Mehcad Brooks <http://www.usanetwork.com/series/necessaryroughness/theshow/characterprofiles/tk/bio.html> ), as a patient and has become the most sought-after therapist for pro athletes and other high-profile personalities on Long Island. Even with the ups and downs of being a newly divorced single parent and being employed by a demanding organization with its very own “Fixer”-the mysterious Nico (Scott Cohen <http://www.usanetwork.com/series/necessaryroughness/theshow/characterprofiles/nico/bio.html> )-Dani begins to find her footing. Sports franchise owner Mark Cuban makes a special guest appearance as himself, stepping in as a potential buyer for the Hawks. Additional guest stars include former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann, Will Chase (“Smash”), Peter MacNichol (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Numb3rs”), Jeff Nordling (“Body of Proof”) and Neil Hopkins (“Lost”).
THE FALL GUY (#214)
Dr. Dani tries to help hot-tempered Coach Purnell keep his cool. Nico and Matt investigate a major scandal. TK turns to the Hawks’ Quarterback to try and get himself back up to #1 wide out. On the eve of Angela’s birthday, Dani’s sister comes to town.
Guest stars: Tamara Braun, Travis Smith, Concetta Tomei, Danielle Panabaker
Airs: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10/9c
Episodes 215 and 216 of NECESSARY ROUGHNESS are part of USA’s Characters Unite month to combat hate, intolerance and discrimination. The episodes feature a courageous coming out storyline with one of the players on the New York Hawks football team. PSAs in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) will air following each of the episodes directing viewers to more information and resources at charactersunite.com.
Regret Me Not (#215)
Dr. Dani tries to unearth the cause of Quarterback Rex Evans’ rage problem. TK looks for help because he’s getting worked on and off the field. Dani and her therapist discuss Dani’s mother. Matt’s love life takes a turn for the better. There’s a hiccup in the plan to sell the Hawks.
Guest stars: Joe Theismann, Neil Hopkins, Peter MacNichol, Robbie Jones, Michaela McManus, Travis Smith, Tom Nowicki, James Black
Airs: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10/9c
There’s The Door (#216) SEASON FINALE!
A secret surfaces and threatens to cause a scandal that could bring down the Hawks’ entire season. Dani makes a decision regarding her feelings for Matt and Nico.
Guest stars: Mark Cuban, Jeffrey Nordling, Neil Hopkins, Robbie Jones
Airs: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10/9c
PSYCH stars James Roday as police consultant Shawn Spencer who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute the precinct detectives think he’s psychic. The show also stars Dulé Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, and Kirsten Nelson. Season seven will explore Gus’ (Hill) personal life, feature the wedding of one of the main characters and deliver new ‘Psych-isms’ crafted for the series’ legions of devoted fans, affectionately known as PSYCH-Os. Parminder Nagra will recur as Gus’ girlfriend, exposing his romantic side and creating jealousy with Shawn. Additional guests include Katy Mixon, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Tambor, WWE’s Big Show, as well as the return of Cybill Shepherd and Kristy Swanson. Season seven will also mark the 100th episode of USA’s longest running series currently on air. PSYCH is produced by Universal Cable Productions.
Episode #7002 – SANTA BARBARATOWN 2, LETHAL WEAPON 5 – SEASON PREMIERE
After Henry takes a bullet to the chest and is rushed to the hospital fighting for his life, a spiteful Shawn seeks revenge on the shooter and everyone else involved in the scandal.
Guest Stars: Kurt Fuller, Max Gail, Jake Busey, Oliver Muirhead, Arden Myrin, Jerry Wasserman
Airs: Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c
NFL CHARACTERS UNITE – The film, part of USA’s award-winning Characters Unite public service campaign to combat prejudice and discrimination, will feature Arizona Cardinals 2009 Pro Bowl MVP wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain, Pittsburgh Steelers seven-time Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu and New York Giants Pro Bowl defensive end Justin Tuck. All four players have had enormous success on the field after overcoming obstacles of prejudice and discrimination in their personal lives. This second annual documentary profiles NFL stars as they share their deeply personal stories – from Jameel McClain feeling ostracized when his family was homeless and Justin Tuck enduring bullying while trying to succeed in school, to Larry Fitzgerald witnessing discrimination during his mother’s battle with cancer and Troy Polamalu learning to embrace his heritage and unique look. The players also go back to their respective communities to meet a child or teenager currently facing the same challenges and adversity. Through meaningful conversation and specially tailored confidence-building activities, the NFL stars help the young people realize how they too can overcome the bullying, prejudice and intolerance they have experienced and move on to achieve their own greatness.
Stars: Jameel McClain, Justin Tuck, Larry Fitzgerald, Troy Polamalu
Premieres: Friday, February 8 at 7/6c
WWE/MONDAY NIGHT RAW
The Superstars and Divas from the World Wrestling Entertainment® Universe take the stage live in front of thousands around the world and millions watching at home. MONDAY NIGHT RAW continues to be the most watched regularly scheduled year-round program on basic cable television and in 2012, celebrated its 1000th episode. RAW Superstars include John Cena, CM Punk, Sheamus, AJ Lee, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, The Miz, Triple H, and the sassy and sexy Divas.
Airs: Monday, February 4 (8:00PM-11:05PM L-ET/SD-PT) – ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Airs: Monday, February 11 (8:00PM-11:05PM L-ET/SD-PT) – NASHVILLE, TENNESEE
Airs: Monday, February 18 (8:00PM-11:05PM L-ET/SD-PT) – LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA
Airs: Monday, February 25 (8:00PM-11:05PM L-ET/SD-PT) – DALLAS, TEXAS
WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
USA Network is airing the closing night of the 137th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, including the crowning of the Best in Show. The competition set at Madison Square Garden will be televised live on USA on Tuesday, February 12 from 8-11pmET.
* On Tuesday, 2/12 @ 8pm-11pm ET, 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Closing Night. (Opening Night repeats on Tue 2/12 @ 8-11a; Closing Night repeats on Wed 2/13 @ 8-11a)
NEW MOVIES TO USA
MY SOUL TO TAKE – USA Original Movie (2010) A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Wes Craven
Premieres: Wednesday, February 27 (7:00am-9:00am ET)
MARATHONS & STUNTS
BENSON TO THE RESCUE
* On Friday, 2/1 @ 4p-11p ET; Sat 2/2 @ 11a-11p ET- Law & Order: SVU “Super Stabler” Marathon
HIDE AND SEEK
* On Sunday, 2/3 @ 10am-11pm ET – NCIS “Missing Persons” Marathon
* On Saturday, 2/9 @ 11am-1:30am ET – Valentine’s Day Movie Marathon features Couples Retreat (airs @ 6pm ET) and The Back-Up Plan (airs @ 8:30pm ET)
TONY + ZIVA = TIVA
* On Sunday, 2/10 @ 10am-11pm ET – NCIS “Tiva” Marathon
* On Friday, 2/15 @ 4pm-11pm ET; Sunday 2/17 @ 5pm-11pm ET – Law & Order: SVU “All Stars” Marathon
* On Friday, 2/15 @ 12am-6am ET – Psych Slumber Party Marathon
* On Saturday, 2/16 @ 10am-11pm ET – NCIS “All Stars” Marathon
KUDOS TO THE TEAM
* On Friday, 2/22 @ 4pm-11pm ET – Law & Order: SVU “Awards” Marathon
CHARACTERS UNITE MOVIE
* On Saturday 2/23 @ 8pm-11:30pm ET – Characters Unite Movie (Limited Commercials)
* On Sunday, 2/24 @ 10am-11pm ET – NCIS “Awards” Marathon