USA Network 2013 Premiere Dates Released. The USA’s 2013 premiere dates for its new and returning TV series has been released. The premiers include new TV series Modern Family, White Collar, and Covert Affairs.
The USA Network premiere dates for 2013:
Emmy-winning series Modern Family makes its cable debut on USA Network on September 24 at 8 PM. The first four seasons will air five nights a week: Tuesday-Friday 8-9 PM, Tuesdays 9-11 PM, Fridays 9-10 PM, and Sundays 9-11 PM. NCIS: Los Angeles kicks off Monday, September 23 and airs four nights a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 7 PM, Wednesdays from 9-11 PM, Thursdays at 7 PM and 11 PM. Original dramas White Collar and Covert Affairs return on Thursday October 17 with the Season 5 premiere of White Collar at 9 PM followed by the first of the final six episodes of Covert Affairs‘ Season 4 at 10 PM. USA also will air a special holiday season reality series event, It Takes A Choir (fka The Choir), on Sundays at 8 PM beginning November 3. Rounding out the holiday programming slate is two-hour special Psych: The Musical on Sunday, December 15 at 9 PM.
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USA Network (commonly referred to as simply “USA”) is an American basic cable and satellite channel that is owned by the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal. Once a minor player in basic cable, the network has steadily gained popularity due to its original programming; USA also broadcasts repeats of current and former network series, along with theatrically released feature films and some sports programming.
USA Network originally launched on September 8, 1971 as the Madison Square Garden Network (not to be confused with the New York City regional sports network of the same name). The channel became one of the first national cable television channels in the late 1970s, when it chose to use satellite delivery as opposed to microwave relay to cable systems. Initially, the network ran a mix of college and less well-known professional sports similar to ESPN. The channel began its broadcast day after 5 p.m. ET on weekdays and 12 p.m. ET on weekends.
On January 3, 1979, the channel changed its name to USA Network after the ownership structure was reorganized under a joint operating agreement by cable provider UA-Columbia Cablevision and the then-MCA Inc./Universal City Studios. That fall, USA began signing on at 12 p.m. ET on weekdays and began to run some talk shows and a children’s program called Calliope. Sports programming began airing at 5 p.m. ET weekdays, and all day on weekends. In the fall of 1981, USA began its daily programming at 6 a.m. ET, with talk shows and children’s programs until 12 p.m., sports from 12 p.m. onward during weekends and until 3 p.m. weekdays, talk shows from 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays, and sports again after 6 p.m. ET.
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