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‘In Plain Sight’ Taps New Showrunners

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ed Decter and John Strauss have signed on as the new executive producers/showrunners on USA Network’s drama In Plain Sight. The There’s Something About Mary scribes will succeed John McNamara who served as executive producer/showrunner this past season. McNamara left  the series in the summer for medical reasons. As a result, In Plain Sight’s third season was shortened from 16 to 13 episodes. In July, shortly after the third season wrapped with an average of 5.2 million viewers, 1.8 million in them in the adults 18-49 demographic, USA renewed In Plain Sight for 2 more seasons.

Decter and Strauss’ whose writing credits include the two Santa Claus sequels and the 2007 NBC pilot The Watch, are said to be huge fans of USA’s U.S. marshal drama starring Mary McCormack. Despite their expansive comedy background, the two plan to stay true to the show’s format and tone while keeping with McCormack’s character’s witty banter. On the development side, WME-repped Decter and Strauss have Big Mike, a Sony TV/Happy Madison project about a plus-sized detective, in the works at A&E.

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USA Renews ‘In Plain Sight’ For 2 Seasons

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: USA Network has picked up drama series In Plain Sight for two more seasons, bringing the U.S. marshal show’s run on the cable network to five seasons. The main cast, including Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller and Paul Ben-Victor, are all set to return to IPS, which will continue to film in New Mexico. The series recently wrapped up its third season, which averaged 5.2 million viewers, 1.8 million in them in the adults 18-49 demographic. This is probably the first in a series of renewals expected at USA over the next few weeks, as the network’s original series are once again performing strongly this summer. The two-year pickup for IPS mirrors a similar two-year renewal USA gave to its flagship drama Burn Notice earlier this year.

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