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The Best USA Network Original Series 

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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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Suits is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 134

Network: USA Network

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

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Suits is a USA Network legal drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The first episode debuted on June 23, ...more
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Psych is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 109

Network: USA Network, ION Television

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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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 56

Network: USA Network

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

White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more
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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 6

Number of Episodes: 90

Network: USA Network

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

Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more
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Monk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Premiered: 2002

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 125

Network: USA Network

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

Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...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

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: USA Network

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

Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Covert Affairs is a USA Network television series starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham. The one-hour drama premiered on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The show concluded its first season on ...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

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 65

Network: USA Network, City, Seven Network

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

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 35

Network: USA Network

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

In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon, a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM, office of 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

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 4

Network: USA Network

Genres (Tv): Crime, Drama, Action, Action film

Graceland is an American drama television series created by Jeff Eastin that premiered on the USA Network on June 6, 2013. On November 11, 2014, it was announced that Graceland was renewed for a ...more
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Law & Order: Crimina... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan

Premiered: 2001

Number of Seasons: 10

Number of Episodes: 195

Network: USA Network, MyNetworkTV, NBC

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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Sirens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 10

Network: USA Network

"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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Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture, Charlie Brill

Premiered: 1991

Number of Seasons: 8

Number of Episodes: 176

Network: USA Network, CBS

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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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

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 96

Network: USA Network

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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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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, 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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The 4400 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie, Patrick John Flueger

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 37

Network: USA Network

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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Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 23

Network: USA Network

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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Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Scott Cohen, Callie Thorne, Mehcad Brooks

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 31

Network: USA Network

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) 19 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman, Christopher Abbott

Premiered: 2017

Network: USA

Genres (Tv): Drama, Anthology

The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series based on the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The series' first season follows the events that happen after a young ...more
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Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Alice Braga, Justina Machado, Hemky Madera

Genres (Tv): Drama

Queen of the South (USA, 2016) is an American television drama series adapted from the successful telenovela La Reina del Sur on sister network Telemundo and the book of the same name by Spanish ...more
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Airwolf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine

Premiered: 1984

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 79

Network: USA Network, CBS

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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Colony is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Duckman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Jason Alexander, Gregg Berger, Nancy Travis

Premiered: 1994

Number of Seasons: 4

Number of Episodes: 70

Network: USA Network

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
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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

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: USA Network

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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Treadstone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
Treadstone Omar Metwally, Tracy Ifeachor, Hyo Joo Han

Premiered: 2019

Network: USA

Genres (Tv): Action, Drama

Treadstone (USA, 2019) is an American action drama television series, based on the Bourne Film series, created by Tim Kring. The show explores the origin story and present-day actions of CIA ...more