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USA’s New Series Trailers: ‘Rush’, ‘Complications’, ‘Satisfaction’

By | Thursday May 15, 2014 @ 3:56pm PDT

Check out the trailers for USA Networks’ new dramas as part of the 2014-2015 series orders. We’ve previously seen promos for these, but USA has made full trailers of everything available now that its upfront presentation has concluded.

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From Fox 21 and writer/director Jonathan Levine, along with Gina Matthews, Grant Scharbo and executive producer Adam Fierro.


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USA Picks Up Medical Drama Pilots ‘Rush’ & Complications’ To Series, Confirms ‘White Collar’ Renewal

By | Friday March 21, 2014 @ 12:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

tomellisomaraDr. Lawson, meet Dr. Rush and Dr. Ellis. USA Network has given 10-episode series orders to two medical dramas whose protagonists share DNA with the lead in Royal Pains, ER physician-turnenixd-concierge doctor Hank Lawson. Rush, from writer-director Jonathan Levine and Fox 21, stars Tom Ellis as on-call doctor. Complications, from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and Fox TV Studios, stars Jason O’Mara as an ER doctor.  It’s been a big week for Nix with two series pickups, comedy The Comedians at FX and now Complications.

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white-collarComplications appears to be part of a two-project deal between USA and FtvS that also includes the renewal of White Collar for a six-episode sixth season, which we scooped last night. As usual, USA does not acknowledge whether this is White Collar‘s final season and likely will make the announcement closer to the show’s airing, as it most recently did with Psych.

Related: USA’s ‘White Collar’ To Get Six-Episode Final Season

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Jessica Szohr & Beth Riesgraf Among Quartet Cast In USA Pilot ‘Complications’

By | Friday November 22, 2013 @ 2:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Jessica Szohr (Gossip Girl), Beth Riesgraf (Leverage), Demetrius Grosse (Justified) and Lauren Stamile (Burn Notice) will co-star opposite Jason O’Mara in USA Network‘s pilot Complications, from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and Fox TV Studios. The project centers on John Ellis (O’Mara), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost, and discovers that his life and his outlook on medicine may never be the same. Read More »

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Cheyenne Jackson Joins Ryan Murphy/HBO Pilot ‘Open’, Jason O’Mara To Star In Matt Nix’s USA Pilot ‘Complications’

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 12:07pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Cheyenne Jackson has become a late addition to Ryan Murphy‘s HBO pilot Open, from Fox 21. Jackson will be a series regular playing a new character I hear Murphy has created for him. Open, which Murphy co-wrote with Lauren Gussis, is described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships. It centers on five central characters played by Michelle Monaghan, Scott Speedman, Wes Bentley, Anna Torv and Jennifer Jason Leigh. I hear Jackson plays a handsome meth addict. Filming is expected to begin in February. Jackson previously worked with Murphy on Glee where he did an arc. The actor, repped by ICM Partners and the Schiff Co., guest stars on the Lifetime pilot HR.

Jason O’Mara (Vegas, Terra Nova) has been cast as the lead in Matt Nix’s USA Network pilot Complications, a gritty medical drama centered around John Ellis (O’Mara), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. Fox TV Studios is producing.

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New Project From ‘Burn Notice’ Creator Matt Nix Among Three USA Drama Pilot Orders

By | Wednesday October 9, 2013 @ 10:30am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A month after Burn Notice wrapped its seven-season run on USA Network, the series’ creator Matt Nix is eying a return to USA’s primetime with gritty medical drama Complications. The project, from Burn Notice producer Fox TV Studios where Nix is under an overall deal, is one of three drama pilot orders at USA, along with two projects for FtvS corporate sibling Fox21: Novice, from Hell On Wheels creators Joe and Tony Gayton, and Rush, from filmmaker Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies). The three pilots join the recently ordered untitled Sean Jablonski hourlong pilot as well as period/sci-fi drama pilot Horizon, now in production, as the network is ramping up development with some of its long-running shows coming to an end. Burn Notice is over, with Psych expected to follow it out the door with its upcoming final season. Meanwhile the future of Necessary Roughness is uncertain. The bet on Nix’s Complications mirrors USA’s strategy with new drama Graceland, recently renewed for a second season, which comes from the creator of another of USA’s signature series, White Collar‘s Jeff Eastin. The new pickups also expand USA’s efforts to break out of the network’s blue sky, popcorn entertainment comfort zone with grittier, darker projects. “These pilots illustrate our continued commitment to creating the next evolution of powerful original dramas for which USA is well known,” said USA president Chris McCumber. “This particular mix of dramas comes from some of the top writers and producers in the industry, each of whom bring a distinct point of view and unique talent for developing high stakes storylines and compelling characters.” Here are details about the three newly picked up pilots: Read More »

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Medical Drama From Matt Nix Heats Up For Pilot Order At USA Network

By | Friday September 6, 2013 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

As his veteran spy drama Burn Notice is wrapping its seven-season run on USA, Matt Nix is readying a new show for the cable network. I’ve learned that Complications, a medical drama from the Burn Notice creator/executive producer, is nearing a pilot order. It centers on an ER doctor whose life changes after he is involved in a gang shooting. He is forced to explore his role in treating the cause of his patients’ medical problems. Nix wrote the script and is executive producing for Burn Notice producer Fox TV Studios where he is under an overall deal. Burn Notice, which has been one of USA Network’s top shows for its entire run, airs its series finale next Thursday. In addition to Complications, WME-repped Nix has expressed interest in pursuing a Burn Notice spinoff movie/potential series centered on characters Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse Porter (Coby Bell).

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