It's sometimes hard to keep track of when we will see our favorite shows on USA. Sometimes they are in the summer. Sometimes the winter. There could be a lot of new episodes or there could be but a few.
Fortunately, we now know exactly when we will next see three USA dramas: Suits, White Collar and Necessary Roughness will all return in January 2013.
Suits will be the first USA show to return in January, beginning the second half of its season 2 on Thursday, January 17 at 10pm. There will be six new episodes in the winter run of Suits.
White Collar follows on Tuesday, January 22 at 10pm with six episodes that will resolve this summer's cliffhanger and end the show's fourth season.
Finally, Necessary Roughness has five more episodes of season 2 beginning on Wednesday, January 23 at 10pm.
What Can We Expect from These Shows?
Because all of these winter runs represent the conclusions of the seasons begun this summer on USA, we can expect a lot of resolution and follow-up in each.
With Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) firmly in control of Pearson Hardman after the ousting of Daniel Hardman at the end of the summer, tension can finally ease at the law firm. We can expect Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) to continue in his role as Jessica's number-two, while Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) copes with both work and his grandmother's death. As for Rachel (Meghan Markle) and Mike's relationship, that dalliance Mike had after the funeral will cause nothing but problems. Guest stars scheduled for this winter include David Costabile (returning as Daniel Hardman), Aarti Mann, Amanda Schull, Elisabeth Howser, Adam Godley and Diane Neal.
After the big reveal at the end of the summer finale -- that Sam (guest star Treat Williams) is actually Neal Caffrey's (Matt Bomer) biological father -- we can expect more of Neal's past secrets to come to light this winter. Peter (Tim DeKay) and Mozzie (Willie Garson) will of course help (and occasionally hinder) Neal's progress in this. Guest stars set for the winter season include returns from Diahann Carrol and Hilarie Burton as well as an appearance by Jackson Rathbone (Twilight).
There is a lot going on this winter on Necessary Roughness. The ownership of the franchise remains undecided going into the new episodes, and a shocking secret threatens to bring down the team's entire season. Meanwhile, Dr. Dani (Callie Thorne) must struggle to avoid losing her practice and keep her personal life intact. Guest stars for the winter include Mark Cuban, Joe Theismann, Will Chase, Peter MacNicol, Jeff Nordling and Neil Hopkins.
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