June 8, 2000
War Next Door, The
Press Release

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June 1, 2000

USA Network?s Critically Acclaimed Hit Series Cover Me Moves to Wednesday Night

USA Network, the leading basic cable network, has announced that it will premiere two new quirky, offbeat comedies, Kill! Kill! Kill! (working title) and Manhattan, AZ, on Sunday, July 23; and will launch Wednesdays as its second night of original programming with the premiere of the hour-long drama The Huntress joining Cover Me which moves from Sunday night to Wednesday night, on Wednesday, July 26. The announcement was made today by Bob West, Senior Vice President, Program Acquisitions and Scheduling, USA Network.  

Below are the changes to USA?s schedule:


Kill! Kill! Kill! (working title) will air on Sundays at 9:00 PM ET/PT. The show focuses on a former secret agent who retires from the CIA, but is reluctantly pulled back into the fray of battle when his lifelong nemesis refuses to leave him alone, desperate that their career-long feud not come to an end. Each week, the hero and his foe wage a war to the death - with one of them emerging the victor - only to have them return to action the very next week.This single-camera comedy stars Linden Ashby (Melrose Place, Mortal Kombat) as "Kennedy Smith;" Damian Young (Snow Day) as "Kriegman;" Susan Walters (Melrose Place, Elvis & Me) as "Lili Smith;" and Ken James (Landslide) as "Ed Strich."Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the writers of Paramount?s film Snow Day, and creators of The Adventures of Pete and Pete for Nickelodeon, will pen the skein.

Manhattan, AZ follows Kill! Kill! Kill! (working title) Sundays at 9:30 PM ET/PT.The half-hour single-camera comedy is an irreverent and twisted comedy about a big city cop and single father who redefines his life when he accepts the position of sheriff in a quirky desert town where social graces and physical laws are unlike anywhere else. David Richardson (Malcolm in the Middle, The John Larroquette Show) will executive produce. Boris Damast (Pros and Cons) will direct the pilot. Brian McNamara (Seduction in a Small Town, Arachnophobia) stars as "Daniel Henderson;" Vincent Berry (Hoods, Free Willy 3: The Rescue) as "Atticus Henderson;" and Chad Everett (Centennial, Star Command) as "Jake Manhattan."


Cover Me, the critically-acclaimed hour-long series from Executive Producer/Writer Shaun Cassidy moves to its new timeslot beginning Wednesdays July 26? 9:00 PM ET/PT.

On Wednesdays at 10:00 PM ET/PT, Annette O?Toole stars in The Huntress (based on the USA Original movie The Huntress), an hour-long show based on the true story of Dottie Thorson, wife of legendary bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson.  When her husband is killed, Dottie and her 19-year-old daughter, Brandi, are faced with a mountain of bills and no assets.  They have no choice, but to take up the family business ? bounty hunting.  The project is written by Pamela Norris (Designing Women).

USA Network, owned and operated by USA Cable, a division of USA Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:USAI), is cable television?s leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows and blockbuster theatrical films.  USA Network is available in 77% of all U.S. homes, and is seen in more than 77 million U.S. homes.  The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com