Mr. Robot bows to no one, not even the grandiose Summer Olympics plans of its corporate overlord, NBCUniversal. While USA Network is airing 110.5 hours of programming from Rio—part of 2,084 hours of Summer Olympics coverage on NBCUniversal's 11 networks—USA's signature series, Mr. Robot, won't take a two-week hiatus.
USA Network used to be best known for "blue skies" procedurals. But the network's signature show is now Mr. Robot, its Golden Globe-winning dark drama about a group of hackers (led by Rami Malek and Christian Slater) intent on bringing down one of the world's biggest conglomerates.
Just one Mr. Robot aftershow episode wasn't enough for USA, so the cable network is going to make them a weekly—and digital—event for Season 2.
In TBS' new police satire Angie Tribeca, no TV drama trope is left unscathed—including product integrations.
USA made a bold move in 2012 by shaking up its "blue skies" formula (which yielded hits like Burn Notice and White Collar) and debuting a dark summer series. Political Animals, a drama starring Sigourney Weaver, attracted lots of attention, critical accolades and several awards nominations. What it didn't draw was viewers, and the network pulled the plug a few months later.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year he's handing out 2015 ratings victories to seemingly everyone.
In a summer stuffed with more TV options than ever, the most buzzed about show wasn't Orange Is the New Black or True Detective, but Mr. Robot, USA's acclaimed new hacker drama. An antithesis to USA's usual "blue skies" formula, Mr.
Today's horrific shootings in Virginia, where a TV reporter and photographer were killed by a former colleague and another woman was wounded, have prompted USA to postpone tonight's season finale of Mr. Robot.
Knowing that many TV viewers watch their favorite shows with smartphone in hand, network execs are keenly aware of the power of the perfect hashtag.
When it comes to product integrations, many show creators grit their teeth and treat them as a necessary evil. But not the two stars and creators of USA's comedy Playing House, who said their branded spots and integrations are some of the best things about the show's second season, which began Aug. 4.