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The Best USA Network Original Series 

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Updated June 2, 2020 7.5k votes 1.8k voters 31.4k views 55 items

List Rules Original scripted programming, original episodes aired on the USA network

USA network was perhaps the first cable network to really invest in creating quality original programming.  Listed are the best of those shows. 
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Psych is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

Premiered: 2006

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery, Comedy-drama, + more

Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

Premiered: 2007

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Drama, Action

Burn Notice (USA, 2007) is an American action crime drama television series created by Matt Nix. After being disavowed by the U.S. government, a covert ops agent (Jeffrey Donovan) uses his ...more
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Suits is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Legal drama

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Suits (USA, 2011) is an American legal drama created by Aaron Korsh. On the run from a drug deal gone bad, brilliant college dropout Mike Ross, finds himself working with Harvey Specter, one of ...more
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Monk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2002

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Mystery

Monk (USA, 2002) is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman. A brilliant detective with an extreme case of OCD (Tony Shalhoub) helps the San ...more
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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Comedy-drama, Crime drama

White Collar (USA, 2009) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jeff Eastin. After being captured by the FBI, a renowned con artist (Matt Bomer) reluctantly partners up with an ...more
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Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett

Premiered: 2010

Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Covert Affairs (USA, 2010) is an American drama series created by Matt Corman and Chris Ord. Fresh out of the farm, Annie Walker must adapt to the challenging life of a CIA operative under the ...more
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Royal Pains is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty

Premiered: 2009

Genres (Tv): Medical drama, Drama, Comedy-drama, Medical fiction

Royal Pains is a USA Network television series that premiered on June 4, 2009, starring Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty, Brooke D'Orsay, Ben Shenkman, and Campbell ...more
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In Plain Sight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Crime drama

In Plain Sight (USA, 2008) is an American crime drama television series created by David Maples. U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon (Mary McCormack) must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the ...more
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Graceland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito

Premiered: 2013

Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Action

Graceland (USA Network, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Eastin. Rookie FBI agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) is assigned to live with a group of undercover agents in a ...more
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Sirens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley

Premiered: 2014

"Sirens" follows the ridiculous antics of three Chicago EMTs. A group of unruly men when it comes to their personal lives, these guys are the best in the business professionally and ...more
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Law & Order: Crimina... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal

This show is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and René Balcer, the ...more
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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
This series is an American–Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma. The show, ...more
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La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer

Premiered: 1997

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Spy film, Drama, Adventure film, + more

La Femme Nikita is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. The series was co-produced by Jay Firestone of Fireworks Entertainment and Warner ...more
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Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture, Charlie Brill

Premiered: 1991

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, + more

Silk Stalkings is a drama television series that premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991. The show was creator Stephen J. Cannell's longest running series. Its title is a wordplay on silk
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Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday

Premiered: 2015

Genres (Tv): Drama, Techno thriller, Psychological thriller

Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Sam Esmail. Elliot (Rami Malek), a cybersecurity engineer and hacker who suffers from social anxiety ...more
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Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Drama, Legal drama

Fairly Legal is a television series which aired on USA Network from January 20, 2011, to June 15, 2012. The series starred Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, Baron Vaughn, and Ryan ...more
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Colony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Peter Jacobson

Genres (Tv): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal. In the wake of a mysterious alien invasion, a family fights to stay ...more
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The 4400 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger

Premiered: 2004

Genres (Tv): Miniseries, Drama, Science Fiction

The 4400 is a science fiction TV series produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in association with BSkyB, Renegade 83, and American Zoetrope for USA Network. The show was created and ...more
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Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Scott Cohen, Callie Thorne, Mehcad Brooks

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy

Necessary Roughness is a USA Network television series starring Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen that aired from June 29, 2011 to August 21, 2013. The second season premiered on June 6, 2012. The ...more
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The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Drama, Anthology

The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds, based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr. Police detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) investigates ...more
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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera

Genres (Tv): Drama

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Pacific Blue is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Mario Lopez, Shanna Moakler, Paula Trickey

Premiered: 1996

Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

Pacific Blue is an American crime drama series about a team of police officers with the Santa Monica Police Department who patrolled its beaches on bicycles. The show ran for five seasons on the ...more
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Airwolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine

Premiered: 1984

Genres (Tv): Espionage, Action/Adventure, Adventure film, Action

Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various ...more
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Common Law is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Michael Ealy, Sonya Walger, Jack McGee

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department ...more
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Duckman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis

Premiered: 1994

Genres (Tv): Animation, Animated cartoon, Comedy

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man is an American adult animated sitcom that aired on the USA Network from March 5, 1994 to September 6, 1997. It was created and developed by Everett Peck. The ...more