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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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Tommy Tomassian January 19, 2011 at 3:19 am

Love the show “Covert Affairs”, love to see the season 2 starts ASAP.tt

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Grasmer38 January 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

Great show. Glad it’s coming back.

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Lorraine January 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I am so happy Covert Affairs is coming back! Cannot wait for 2nd season. Hope it starts soon.

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Jill January 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm

So glad to hear Covert Affairs is returning for a 2nd season! It was my favorite show last year and I hope it continues for many more seasons. Keep up the great work USA network. Your other great shows inlcude Royal Pains and Burn Notice so please keep them all on the air!

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Rosemary Wisniewski January 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

I enjoyed Covert Affairs and all the actors in the series. I was sorry when it ended and hope it returns very soon.

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RED December 28, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I am super excited that Covert Affairs will be back!!! I
love this show almost as much as the show that played in the 9pm
slot. I heard it was being cancelled and thought “How typical”. The
good shows always seem to be taken off while the dumb ones run for
many many seasons. THANK YOU USA, for airing another
season!!!!

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bj December 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Thrilled Covert Affaris coming back……..YOU DID GOOD!!!!!

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Big Rick December 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I hope covert affairs is around for years to come. The cast is great, and I have always loved piper perabos personaity, always a breath of fresh air. Ooooo just because she is a female, please do not compare the show to alias. So with a male lead in a new show, do we compare every one to great shows of the past? get over it, and enjoy the fresh entertainment. I as well loved alias, but it is gone.

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Carolyn Derby December 15, 2010 at 7:17 am

not in the age bracket that I am supposed to be but I like the series a lot and cannot wait for it to return!!!!!

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marcus dixon December 11, 2010 at 1:30 am

USA has had a string of hits but this isnt one of them. Its a boring, predictable, silly mess and a very piss-poor rip off of Alias. The only decent thing about is Kari Matchett. People always whine when a show gets cancelled- they should be whining that this one wasnt cancelled.

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Skillman Suydam December 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm

52 Weeks a year would not be to many.

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marlene December 9, 2010 at 9:09 pm

when, when, when. can’t wait.

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patti December 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm

When will the new episodes air?

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admin December 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm

@patti: Likely next spring.

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Steve December 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Covert Affairs will be on my must see list! Keep slugging it outta’ the yard USA!!! Don’t let ‘em up!!!!

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Jackson December 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm

I really enjoyed the series and can”t wait for the new season to begin. BRING IT ON……

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