Another long-running USA drama is about to come to an end. Following in the footsteps of Monk
and Law and Order: Criminal Intent
, USA announced today that the Mary McCormack witness protection drama In Plain Sight will come to an end after next season.
The show will have a brief, eight-episode season 5 to close out the
story that will air this spring. The show recently ended its fourth
season with a big cliffhanger as Mary, eight months pregnant, went into
premature labor shortly after her sister left her fiance at the altar.
In Plain Sight
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has remained a solid and entertaining drama about anti-social witness protection inspector Mary Shannon (McCormack). As a huge fan of The West Wing
, it also served as a mini-reunion for the iconic NBC political drama. Not only did it feature West Wing
alums McCormack and Joshua Malina in major roles, but guest stars have included Allison Janney, Richard Schiff and Bradley Whitford.
The absence of In Plain Sight
might be hard, but it won't hurt USA, which is an unusually successful network. Nearly every show that has premiered in the past five years is still around, including long-running standards Psych
and Burn Notice
as well as newer shows like White Collar
and Covert Affairs
. And with today's second season renewal of Suits
, USA is still in a great position, even with the end of In Plain Sight
.(Image courtesy of USA)