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The Best USA Network Original Series

Updated July 9, 2020 8.6k votes 1.9k voters 33.9k views47 items

List RulesOriginal 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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  • 1
    Psych is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Psych

    James Roday, Dulé Hill

    Premiered2006

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

    Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Monk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Monk

    Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram

    Premiered2002

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

    Monk (USA, 2002) is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by... more on Wikipedia
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    White Collar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    White Collar

    Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay

    Premiered2009

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

    White Collar (USA, 2009) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jeff Eastin.... more on Wikipedia
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    Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Burn Notice

    Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Espionage, Drama, Action

    Burn Notice (USA, 2007) is an American action crime drama television series created by Matt... more on Wikipedia
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    Covert Affairs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Covert Affairs

    Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham

    Premiered2010

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

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    Suits is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Suits

    Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams

    Premiered2011

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

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    Royal Pains is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Royal Pains

    Mark Feuerstein, Paulo Costanzo

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama

    Royal Pains (USA, 2009) is an American comedy-drama television series created by Andrew... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    In Plain Sight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    In Plain Sight

    Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    In Plain Sight (USA, 2008) is an American crime drama television series created by David... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Graceland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Graceland

    Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action

    Graceland (USA Network, 2013) is an American drama television series created by Jeff Eastin.... more on Wikipedia
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    La Femme Nikita is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    La Femme Nikita

    Peta Wilson, Don Francks

    Premiered1997

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

    La Femme Nikita is a Canadian action/drama television series based on the French film Nikita... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
    This series is an American–Canadian science fiction/suspense series starring Anthony Michael... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Colony is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Colony

    Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

    Colony (USA Network, 2016) is an American science-fiction drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Mr. Robot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Mr. Robot

    Rami Malek, Christian Slater

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Techno thriller, Psychological thriller

    Mr. Robot (USA Network, 2015) is an American drama-thriller television series created by Sam... more on Wikipedia
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    Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Law & Order: Criminal Intent

    Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Premiered2001

    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... more on Wikipedia
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    Sirens is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Sirens

    Michael Mosley, Kevin Daniels

    Premiered2014

    "Sirens" follows the ridiculous antics of three Chicago EMTs. A group of unruly men when it... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Fairly Legal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Fairly Legal

    Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Legal drama

    Fairly Legal is a television series which aired on USA Network from January 20, 2011, to June... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Queen of the South is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Queen of the South

    Alice Braga, Justina Machado

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Drama

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    Necessary Roughness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Necessary Roughness

    Scott Cohen, Callie Thorne

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy

    Necessary Roughness is a USA Network television series starring Callie Thorne and Scott Cohen... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The 4400 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    The 4400

    Joel Gretsch, Jacqueline McKenzie

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Drama, Science Fiction

    The 4400 (USA Network, 2004) is an American science fiction television series created by René... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sinner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    The Sinner

    Jessica Biel, Bill Pullman

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Anthology

    The Sinner (USA, 2017) is an American anthology drama TV series developed by Derek Simonds,... more on Wikipedia
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    Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Silk Stalkings

    Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture

    Premiered1991

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

    Silk Stalkings is a drama television series that premiered on CBS on November 7, 1991. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Airwolf is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Airwolf

    Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord

    Premiered1984

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

    Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on... more on Wikipedia
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    Pacific Blue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Pacific Blue

    Mario Lopez, Shanna Moakler

    Premiered1996

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

    Pacific Blue is an American crime drama series about a team of police officers with the Santa... more on Wikipedia
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    Common Law is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Common Law

    Michael Ealy, Sonya Walger

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11... more on Wikipedia
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    Pearson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best USA Network Original Series
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    Pearson

    Gina Torres, Isabel Arraiza

    Premiered2019

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Legal drama

    Pearson (USA Network, 2019) is an American political drama television series created by Aaron... more on Wikipedia
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