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Covert Affairs: USA Renews TV Series for Season Two

Covert AffairsIn Covert Affairs, Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is a young CIA trainee who’s thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency after being promoted to field operative. While it appears that she has been hand-picked for her exceptional linguistic skills, it may be something from her past that her CIA bosses are really after. The show also stars Anne Dudek, Christopher Gorham, Eion Bailey, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher, and Sendhil Ramamurthy.

Though USA Network is still airing the first season of Covert Affairs, the cable channel execs like what they’ve seen and have ordered a second season. The final two episodes of season one will run on September 14th.

Here’s the official press release about year two…

USA NETWORK GIVES ORDERS FOR OFFICIAL SEASON TWO PICK-UP OF CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT ORIGINAL “COVERT AFFAIRS”
Series stars Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett and Anne Dudek

LOS ANGELES, CA – August 19, 2010 – Approaching its fifth consecutive summer win, while pacing to take the third quarter, USA Network today announced that it has picked up season two of the original series COVERT AFFAIRS starring Piper Perabo (“Coyote Ugly,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”), Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty,” “Jake 2.0″), Sendhil Ramamurthy (“Heroes,” “It’s a Wonderful Afterlife”), Peter Gallagher (“The O.C.,” “American Beauty”), Kari Matchett (“Invasion”) and Anne Dudek (“House,” “Mad Men”). COVERT AFFAIRS currently airs as the #1 cable show on Tuesdays at 10/9c and is shot on location in Toronto. The announcement was made today by Jeff Wachtel, president, original programming, USA Network, and co-head, original content, Universal Cable Productions.

COVERT AFFAIRS is the #1 new series of the year (to date) among P18-49 (2.52 million), and garnered the largest P18-49 audience of any series launch this year (to date) (2.76 million). The show hit series highs (Live+Same basis) this week with 2.34 million in P18-49, 2.4 million in P25-54 and 5.4 million total viewers. When USA aired COVERT AFFAIRS Tuesdays at 10P this summer, the network was second only to NBC in delivering P18-49, P25-54 and total viewers while outperforming ABC and CBS among P18-34.

In COVERT AFFAIRS, Annie Walker (Perabo) is a young CIA trainee who is suddenly thrust into the inner sanctum of the agency after being promoted to field operative. While it appears that she has been hand-picked for her exceptional linguistic skills, it may be something from her past that her CIA bosses are really after. Gorham plays Auggie Anderson, a CIA military intelligence agent, blinded while on assignment and Annie’s guide in this world of bureaucracy, excitement and intrigue; Gallagher plays Arthur, the formidable Director of Clandestine Services for the CIA; Dudek plays a married mother of two and is and Annie’s older sister; Matchett plays Joan, head of the CIA’s Domestic Protection Division who happens to be married to Arthur; and Ramamurthy plays Jai Wilcox, an agent with a rich family history within the walls of the CIA.

From Universal Cable Productions, COVERT AFFAIRS is executive produced by Doug Liman (the “Bourne” trilogy, “Heist”) and Dave Bartis (“The O.C.”) through Dutch Oven and written and co-executive produced by Matt Corman (“Deck the Halls”) and Chris Ord (“Deck the Halls”). James Parriott serves as executive producer with Jonathan Glassner as co-executive producer.

USA Network is the #1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in over 98.5 million U.S. homes. A division of NBC Universal, USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series and entertainment events. The award-winning USA website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Covert Affairs will be back for another round of episodes?

 

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frances November 23, 2010 at 3:50 am

I thought the show was great when does season 2 start.

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Cathy November 15, 2010 at 7:32 am

Very happy to see the show gets another season. Nice cast and chemistry.

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Lou Australia October 30, 2010 at 5:38 am

Fantastic news….. C ant wait for the return, fabulous decision by management to extend as so often there is nothing to watch…..l was soooo sad when episode 1 was finished.:( absolutely love your show!
Lou xx

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Janice October 27, 2010 at 8:48 pm

alright

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Judy October 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

This is very entertaining and it is current without being completle over the edge. All the slight of hands …is hands on and make it seems more realistic than futristic.

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walter October 12, 2010 at 7:00 pm

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this series. Liked the characters, the plots and the double-dealing and back-stabbing. Good chemistry between / among the players. Have my DVR already set to “tape” the show when it returns. Good decision, USA Network.

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ldauteuil October 6, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I really like the series.Can’t wait for season two

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Walta Huard September 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm

Really liked the series Covert Affairs. Liked the characters and the story. I hope Ben lives. Also liked the spy from Israel, that was a fun show. Her clothes you have to know we women are all looking. Put some sales out there for us. Talbots. Looking forward to the second season. Annie I feel like comes from Nancey Drew Books and Auggie. He is just wonderful and three kids. Happy Joan and Authur are working for their marriage. What a great show. Will miss until you come back.

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David September 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Glad to hear it will be returning. Fantastic TV show.

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Grenda Moss September 15, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Brilliant television! Can’t wait for second season!

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greg maifeld September 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

Covert afairs was an exciting viewer time segment for the dead brain time of day. I do not watch the tube much its for lazy people. Those caracters are in pretty much great shape, so unlikely lazy in life, but its a great series and I do not understand why its not until last summer to watch it and you only made enough for 2 months to begin with. I was interested in registering for the drawing sweepstakes as well, but have not seen the window to do so. If you are interested, I can grant my personal information to you now to register it for me please. Greg maifeld 2712 larrabe Avenue # 21 Denver Iowa 50622 thankyou very much and USA tele rules for entertainment

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HeleneSchwartz September 14, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Why do we have to wait for almost a year for Covert Affairs to return? All other USA series are back within a few months….

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Michael Davis September 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I think Covert Affairs is entertaining. The plots are good, the cover job with the Smith is weak. But the storylines are good. and Annie always seem to e in the middle of something, right!

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HeleneSchwartz September 14, 2010 at 11:49 am

This is a really intelligent and great series. Piper Perabo is the best female lead in a drama since Marishka Hargitay. I wish it wasn’t finale night tonight, because I am really going to miss it Hope we don’t have to wait to long for it to return.

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GW Jr. September 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

I think this is one of the best shows on television right now. I like all of the actors and the writing is top notch too. USA Network has a few great shows that I watch, and I’m glad this one will be around for another season.

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