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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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Hans W. Heiduck March 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

YES…….!

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saads February 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

i love this show wish it was on all the time

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Finally One of the show that I'm watching is being renewed February 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm

FINALLY OH, THANK YOU !The cancelation r driving nuz . Plz don’t air it on a Monday. Why do the Networks shovel everything on Monday nites. My DVR want let me tape them all. The cancelation r driving nuz. They keep The RealityTV and mindless dysfunctional shows on for years.First time in all my years I have 2 rent movies r play on the net for entertainment.RealityTV>It is CHEAP Entertainment with redneck writters .WHILE More and more Brilliant Witters are out of Jobs. If cancelation keeps up at this rate brilliant witters & actor be a thing of the past like MOM &POP, stores. RealityTV They have redneck writters with dysfunctional plot, they r rehearsed and edited for drama “The Bachelor”Its a show for naive people who believe, he is looking for love..He is not, really looking for, a bride. That its, just a scripted show too. I think If The Bachelor really wanted to find dysfunctional bride he should do it the old fashion way, in a bar.If it was left up 2 me Kim Kardashians would have 2 find a real job They leave mindless dysfunctional shows on for years.Why are these network’s pushing stupid on us?. Why do we have to fight for show that have real writters?Are we becoming stupid and lazy nation that we cant watch something that required some of our brain cells. Someone needs 2 take a stand and say: its enough redneck shows on TV.These reality shows targeting people who don’t realize they are watching scripted show. These shows reminds me of wrestler’s.RealityTV>It is CHEAP Entertainment. IS it because they dont have to pay for a real Writter? Is it cheaper produce? Because of this, dose it line pocket of everyone involed?I’m just asking?. I am tried of watching reruns. Its like someone stole my TV.
GIVE ME A BREAK

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June Bryant February 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Yes, I am glad to hear that the show will continue. I look forward to watching the new season of Covert Affairs.

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loretta gamble February 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm

love the show ,waiting for its renewal .I also am 64 and love all the characters .

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Helene February 14, 2011 at 8:52 am

I am thrilled that it has been renewed….can’t wait for the new season….

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Alice Maynez February 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I can’t wait until the new series comes on. I check the TV listing every day to see if they are scheduled. I think they are going to be as good as NCIS. I loved the first season. Say it again!!!!!!!!

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Alice Maynez February 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I can’t wait until the new series comes on. I check the TV listing every day to see if they are scheduled. I think they are going to be as good as NCIS. I loved the first season.

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Diane February 5, 2011 at 2:24 am

I really enjoyed Covert Affairs last summer. While there is nothing to watch during the
summer on ABC,NBC and CBS, I was lucky enough to find this show and waited eagerly
every week. Between Covert Affairs and Rizzoli & Isles, I was in heaven. I absolutely
hate reality TV. Programmers wise up!!! We need more of the above mentioned shows.

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jeanette molina January 31, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Its a great show. Story lines are great. Your charecters are amazing! Cant Wait.
its a shame the “Starter Wife” did not get another chance it was also very entertaining and eye opening.

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Ken singer January 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Can’t wait!

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KATE January 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

GREAT-It is a super show, and very entertaining. Annie is very “down to earth” and easy to relate to. Augie is a wonderful character.

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Sandy Clark January 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

I really love this show and I am a 68 year old grandmother and all of my friends love the show – we even stay up that late to watch it. We love the cast and hope it hurries up and returns.

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cookie January 20, 2011 at 9:29 pm

great!!

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j Kurek January 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

can’t wait. Give us a heads up on the beginning of the new season.

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