USA NETWORK AND WWE[®]’S NXT[®] EXTEND PARTNERSHIP





USA NETWORK AND WWE[®]’S NXT[®] EXTEND PARTNERSHIP

STAMFORD, Conn., March 30, 2021 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) and USA Network today announced a multi-year extension for NXT, which will move to Tuesday nights live on USA Network at 8/7c beginning April 13. The new agreement for the live, weekly two-hour show furthers WWE and USA’s nearly three decade-long relationship.

“We are incredibly proud of our three-decade partnership with WWE and in extending USA’s NXT deal, we are further establishing our portfolio as an unrivaled home for quality WWE content,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal. “By transitioning NXT to a Tuesday timeslot where WWE has performed well in the past, we are giving our passionate fanbase more of what they love with back-to-back nights of exhilarating, live programming.”

“We are thrilled to continue WWE and NBCUniversal’s longstanding partnership with the extension of NXT on USA Network,” said Paul “Triple H®” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development. “The move to Tuesdays provides a new opportunity for us to grow the NXT brand and enables our partner, USA Network, to continue to build its strong portfolio of sports and entertainment programming.”

Since launching on the network in September 2019, NXT has lifted USA to rank among the top cable entertainment networks in its regular Wednesday timeslot. In 2020, the weekly block averaged 847,000 total viewers and its special Tuesday episodes were even stronger, delivering gains of nearly +30% among the key 18-49 and 25-54 demos.

NXT is revolutionizing the world of sports entertainment with innovative styles from trend-setting and unapologetic Superstars including Finn Bálor®, Adam Cole®, Io Shirai™, Karrion Kross™, Johnny Gargano® and Candice LeRae™. The brand’s diverse roster consists of elite athletes from the NFL, collegiate and amateur sports, MMA and international sports such as rugby and kushti. It is also the birthplace to more than 80 percent of the current Raw® and SmackDown® rosters including Roman Reigns®, Seth Rollins®, Charlotte Flair®, Bayley®, Sasha Banks®, Alexa Bliss®, Bray Wyatt®, Bianca Belair™, The Street Profits®, Matt Riddle™ and Baron Corbin®.

All new episodes will be available on demand in the United States exclusively on Peacock, the day after its airing on USA Network.

NXT will continue to emanate from the state-of-the-art Capitol Wrestling Center™ in Orlando, Florida.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG programming can be seen in more than 900 million homes worldwide in 28 languages through world-class distribution partners including NBCUniversal, FOX Sports, BT Sport, Sony India and Rogers. The award-winning WWE Network includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library and is currently available in more than 180 countries. In the United States, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, is the exclusive home to WWE Network. The Company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, Dubai, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Munich, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com.

About USA Network

USA Network has been a top five cable entertainment brand for over twenty years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, high-octane sporting events and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Entertainment portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit usanetwork.com.



USA NETWORK RENEWS “CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST” FOR SEASON NINE AND “GROWING UP CHRISLEY”





USA NETWORK RENEWS “CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST” FOR SEASON NINE AND “GROWING UP CHRISLEY” FOR SEASON THREE AIRING LATER THIS SUMMER

Season Finale of “Chrisley Knows Best” Airs Thursday, March 25 at 10pm ET/PT

MEDIA ALERT

USA has picked up “Chrisley Knows Best” for season nine and “Growing Up Chrisley” for a season three and both will air later this summer. The current season finale of “Chrisley Knows Best” airs Thursday, March 25 at 10pm ET/PT.

Year to-date, “Chrisley Knows Best” is averaging 1.5 million total viewers, 677,000 P25-54 and 503,000 P18-49, up two percent among total viewers, five percent among P25-54 and flat among P18-49 versus the 2020 average. Additionally, the series ranks among the Top 5 unscripted cable series on Set Top Box VOD in 2020.

Season two of “Growing Up Chrisley” delivered 1.1 million total viewers, 595,000 P25-54, and 498,000 P18-49, up 11 percent, 20 percent and 12 percent, respectively, compared to season one.

“Chrisley Knows Best” follows the entertaining life of outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family, which includes his loving wife Julie, their charming, strong-willed children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, their granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s beloved mother Nanny Faye.
“Growing Up Chrisley” follows Chase and Savannah as they embrace adulthood away from Todd and Julie. Chase has turned a corner in his maturity and is more interested in “adulting,” while Savannah is entering a new chapter in her life and ready to focus on herself, her friends, and having fun. But no matter how much they’ve grown up, Todd will make sure the kids never venture too far from home and their family.

“Chrisley Knows Best” is produced by Maverick TV USA, an All3Media America Company with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Jim Sayer, Adam Greener, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole and Todd Chrisley serving as Executive Producers. Erin Flinn is Senior Vice President of Current at Maverick TV USA.

“Growing Up Chrisley” is produced by Maverick TV USA, an All3Media America Company in association with Todd Chrisley Productions, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Hank Stepleton, Lyndee Brown and Todd Chrisley serving as Executive Producers. Erin Flinn is Senior Vice President of Current at Maverick TV USA.

Source: Sources (all via Nielsen): CKB: Highest-Rated Reality Series = L3, All Key Demos, excl. repeats, 2020 thru 3/14/21; YTD Avg = L3, excl. repeats, 2021 thru 3/14 vs. FY 2020; VOD = Rentrak, FY 2020, total transactions, unscripted only; GUC: L3, excl. repeats, full S2 vs. full S1; Repeats: L7, 9/30/19-9/27/20, unscripted repeat series across cable, sum of USA/Bravo/E! performance, rank based on combo of GRPs (Impressions x Duration) among A18-49, P2+, and HH



“QUEEN OF THE SOUTH” TO RETURN FOR A 10-EPISODE FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON





“QUEEN OF THE SOUTH” TO RETURN FOR A 10-EPISODE FIFTH AND FINAL SEASON ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT.

USA Network’s “Queen of the South” will return for a 10-episode fifth and final season on Wednesday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

· USA Network unveils official trailer for its highly anticipated return:

· “We could not be prouder of our entire cast and crew that joined us on this magnificent journey,” said Executive Producers Dailyn Rodriguez, Ben Lobato and David Friendly. “’Queen of the South’ began shooting in Mexico City, brought us to faraway places like Malta and Colombia and finally landed in New Orleans. We cannot wait to share the explosive final season with our devoted fans. And, of course, we could not have made this show without the talented and tireless Alice Braga, who brought our queen to life.”

· “For five incredible seasons, ‘Queen of the South’ has captivated us with brilliant storytelling and bold, powerful characters,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks. “This series broke boundaries for the genre, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this incredible team of creators, cast and crew along with our studio partners at 20th Television and UCP. As we close this final chapter, we look forward to a great season culminating in a finale that will give our fans the ending they deserve.”

· “Queen of the South” tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America, and her eventual rise to power over her own drug trafficking empire.

· The original drama series is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded a popular super series for USA’s sister network, Telemundo.

· “Queen of the South” ranks as USA’s #1 original series among the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. It was also one of three ad-supported cable dramas to post year-over-year growth among those demos in 2019.

· The series is co-produced by 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. David T. Friendly serves as executive producer alongside executive producers and co-showrunners, Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato. Braga also executive produces.



USA NETWORK’S ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURNS APRIL 12, MOVES TO MONDAY NIGHTS FOLLOWING WWE® ‘RAW’





USA NETWORK’S ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURNS APRIL 12, MOVES TO MONDAY NIGHTS FOLLOWING WWE® ‘RAW’

NEW YORK – Feb. 22, 2021 – The Mizanins are back for more Mizchief, mayhem and madness! USA Network’s “Miz and Mrs” returns on Monday, April 12 at 11/10c as the second half of season two continues, now following WWE’s flagship program Monday Night Raw®.

“Miz and Mrs” gives an exclusive glimpse into the luxurious lifestyle of married WWE Superstars, The Miz®, Maryse™ and their eccentric family. In the upcoming six episodes, Mike and Maryse celebrate an anniversary, have a pregnancy scare, and think about joining a country club. While that is usually more than enough for a family to navigate, their moms decide they are ready to date, Mike creates a man cave and helps his dad find a hobby, and Maryse launches her Volition Beauty Yaupon Tea Glow-Awakening Moisturizer.*

The series is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions, Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan, Russell Jay Staglik serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Howie Miller serves as showrunner and executive producer. Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser serve as executive producers for WWE. The Miz (Michael Mizanin) and Maryse (Maryse Mizanin) are also executive producers.

“Miz and Mrs” is a part of USA’s growing unscripted lineup, which also includes family docu-comedies “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Growing Up Chrisley,” “She’s The Boss” and “The Rev,” WWE-related series “Straight Up Steve Austin,” and the buzzy “Temptation Island” reboot.



USA NETWORK’S NEWEST DOCU-COMEDY “SHE’S THE BOSS” PREMIERES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 10:30PM ET/PT





USA NETWORK’S NEWEST DOCU-COMEDY “SHE’S THE BOSS” PREMIERES THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 10:30PM ET/PT

SERIES FOLLOWS SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR NICOLE WALTERS AND HER MODERN-DAY FAMILY
*NEW ASSETS AND SCREENER AVAILABLE*

NEW YORK – Feb. 3, 2021 – USA Network welcomes entrepreneurial power-player, Nicole Walters, and her family to its air when the new docu-comedy “She’s The Boss” premieres on Thursday, February 25 at 10:30pm ET/PT, joining USA’s growing unscripted lineup.

“She’s The Boss” follows Nicole Walters, an ambitious, jet-setting entrepreneur who runs a multi-million dollar marketing empire and her husband, Josh Walters, a quirky and devoted stay-at-home lawyer. The modern-day family is made complete with the couples’ three lovely adopted daughters and Eddie, Nicole’s over-the-top executive assistant and best friend. Although Nicole has conquered the business world, she and Josh are learning on-the-fly that parenthood isn’t always as easy as it seems, and the Walters work to juggle family, careers, obstacles, laughter and love. Faced with the never-ending entrepreneur laundry list and all the demands that come with being a wife and mother of three, can Nicole learn to find the perfect balance and truly have it all?

The series is produced by Line By Line Media and executive produced by Justin Tucker, Amanda Scott, Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger.

In addition to “She’s The Boss,” USA’s unscripted roster includes family docu-comedies “Chrisley Knows Best,” “Growing Up Chrisley” and “The Rev,” WWE-related series “Miz & Mrs.” and “Straight Up Steve Austin,” and the buzzy “Temptation Island” reboot.

About USA Network

USA Network has been a top five cable entertainment brand for over twenty years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, high-octane sporting events and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit usanetwork.com.

About Line by Line Media, Inc

Line by Line Media was co-founded by Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger, two seasoned television executives with experience producing scripted episodic, late night talk, game shows, music competition, docu-follow and more, for USA, Netflix, SYFY, E!, Oxygen, Discovery and many others. Their passion to deliver the highest quality content and achieve creative excellence in a collaborative and supportive environment is what sets Line by Line Media apart.



MEET THE SINGLES READY TO SPICE THINGS UP ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “TEMPTATION ISLAND”





MEET THE SINGLES READY TO SPICE THINGS UP ON THE SEASON PREMIERE OF “TEMPTATION ISLAND” TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT ON USA NETWORK

Meet the 23 sexy single men and women who are ready to find “the one” on USA Network’s “Temptation Island.”
Season three of “Temptation Island,” hosted by Mark L. Walberg, premieres on Tuesday, February 16 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network.
The singles join four new couples who are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship. Will these couples commit to a lifetime together or will they ultimately give into temptation to one of the singles looking to find everlasting love?

SINGLE WOMEN

ALEXCYS HOMAN

Age: 23

Occupation: Personal Assistant

Hometown: Van Nuys, CA

Alexcys is a self-proclaimed party girl on the weekends and a professional during the week. Single for four years, Alexcys is ready to find a meaningful relationship and refuses to settle for less than she deserves.

AMANDA SPAIN-BUTTS

Age: 24

Occupation: Operations Coordinator

Hometown: Austin, TX

Amanda is a lab technician and student of microbiology by day and a bottle service waitress by night. After spending too much time on an unhealthy relationship, she is finally ready to find a man that will treat her right.

GRACE HAGAN

Age: 25

Occupation: PR Assistant

Hometown: New York, NY

Grace is a successful account executive who recently moved to the Big Apple. Attracted to tall guys with a sense of humor, she is tired of the endless swiping on dating apps and is finally ready to find love on Temptation Island.

ISABEL THANMITHAK

Age: 27

Occupation: Bartender

Hometown: Henderson, NV

Isabel has been through a lot in the past few years and is not one to hold back. She recently got out of a toxic long-term relationship and is ready to meet a nice genuine guy. Isabel hates to lose and is willing to fight for someone’s heart.

KATRINA KOOMEN

Age: 22

Occupation: Model

Hometown: Novi, MI

Katrina is a model who plays collegiate soccer. Super competitive and rarely intimidated by anyone, Katrina isn’t afraid to go after who she finds attractive. Despite her age, Katrina almost exclusively dates older men and is often told she’s mature beyond her years.

LAURYN STEWART

Age: 27

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Hometown: Hahira, GA

Lauryn is a personal trainer who puts her health and fitness first. She is very transparent with men about what she wants but feels like her openness has backfired for her in the past. Recently divorced, Lauryn is ready to find love again and hopes she will meet her true match on Temptation Island.

MADILYNN “MADDY” BROWN

Age: 24

Occupation: Dancer

Hometown: Norfolk, VA

Maddy is a dancer from Virginia who loves to have a good time. A serial dater, she hasn’t met the guy she wants to settle down with yet. She is excited at the possibility of finding love on Temptation Island.

MAYA MORSI

Age: 32

Occupation: Web Developer

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Maya is an adrenaline junkie who loves riding motorcycles. Scorned by men in the past, she vows to never let that happen again and is looking for a man who can match her on an intellectual level, and a good bone structure wouldn’t hurt either.

NICKOLE CISZAK

Age: 22

Occupation: Marketing Manager

Hometown: Oak Ridge, NJ

Nickole is a self-proclaimed Jersey girl who was born on April Fools’ Day but says she’s no joke. When it comes to men, she falls hard and always wears her emotions on her sleeve. She would love nothing more than to come to Temptation Island, be her unique self and find the love of her life.

SOPHIA PEREZ

Age: 22

Occupation: Makeup Artist

Hometown: Miami, FL

A Cuban American living in Miami, FL, Sophia is the life of the party. After a very recent breakup, she’s excited to experience the single life, ready to have some fun and hopes to move on to a better relationship while on Temptation Island.

LAUREN “TULA” POINDEXTER

Age: 28

Occupation: Digital Content Creator

Home Town: Waldorf, MD

From the outside looking in, former Miss Louisiana, United States, Tula has it all together, except when it comes to love. After a failed engagement, she is ready to jump back in the dating scene to secure her King and hopes he could be waiting for her on Temptation Island.

SINGLE MEN

ALEX ALVAREZ

Age: 29

Occupation: Medical Recruiter

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Alex is a former party boy, who loves country music and line dancing the night away. Don’t be fooled by his willingness to have a good time though, Alex has a great job and is ready to settle down with the right girl by his side.

DR. BLAKE EYRES

Age: 34

Occupation: Dentist

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Dr. Blake is not your typical dentist. He’s adventurous and loves anything outdoors. He considers his trip to Temptation Island to be a new adventure and he’s eager to show the women that he’s truly a catch.

DAVID SILVIA

Age: 27

Occupation: Sales Rep

Hometown: Barrington, RI

From a young age, David learned to win people over with his infectious personality and charming dimples, which later helped him become a successful salesperson. He’s always been the life of the party but as he approaches 30, he’s finally ready to settle down with the right woman.

EVAN MCFADDEN

Age: 29

Occupation: Sales Associate

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA

Evan was heartbroken after his ex-girlfriend decided to end things after three years and has yet to meet someone who compares to her. He’s a Christian with good morals and a self-proclaimed mama’s boy. Evan believes he’s a true catch and hopes to be exactly what one of these women are looking for.

GRIFFIN LIBHART

Age: 25

Occupation: Business Owner

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

As a retired professional soccer player, Griffin gets a lot of attention from the ladies, but he hasn’t been able to find a girl to keep his undivided attention. He always goes after the prettiest girl in the room but as he gets older, he’s looking to connect with someone on more than just a physical level.

JESSE STEPHANOS

Age: 25

Occupation: Business Owner

Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, FL

A son of an NFL athlete and a professional cheerleader, Jesse is a confident, outgoing, young business owner who loves being outside, hiking or playing sports. He’s been single for three years and is ready to finally find a girl who can keep up with him.

JUWAN HAYNES

Age: 25

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

This former professional football player is extremely close to his mom and often seeks her approval when it comes to the women he dates. After his past relationships failed, Juwan is hoping to find a relationship that will lead to marriage and family, and more importantly a woman that his mom will finally approve of.

LEX LINDQUIST

Age: 28

Occupation: Event Planner

Hometown: Miami, FL

Lex is a successful business owner who is tired of the dating scene in Miami. He’s looking to find someone down to earth who can keep him entertained as he tends to get bored quickly in relationships. Lex hopes a trip to Temptation Island will expand his dating pool and help him find a girl ready for an exciting future together.

ROCKY BUTTERY

Age: 31

Occupation: Model

Hometown: Delray Beach, FL

Rocky loves to be the center of attention and is overflowing with confidence. He’s an athlete who loves to workout and expects the same from his significant other. At 31 years old, Rocky feels he’s ready to expand his horizons and meet the love of his life.

SHAQUILLE URIE

Age: 24

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Hometown: Denver, CO

Shaquille is a personal trainer and model with a smile that lights up every room he’s in. He aspired to play professional football but a recent injury has forced him to consider a new path. He’s looking to start his next chapter with a special someone on Temptation Island.

TOM TRIOLA

Age: 27

Occupation: Masonry Co. Owner

Hometown: Woodbridge, NJ

Hailing from a big Italian family, Tom is an excellent cook and an all-around successful and confident man. Lacking humility, he says he’s never been turned down by a woman, but he’s also never been ready for a commitment – until now. As he approaches 30, Tom is ready to meet the woman of his dreams and start a family of his own.

TRENT JESPERSEN

Age: 30

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Hometown: Winter Garden, FL

Trent is a real estate professional looking to sell a woman on his charm. Personable and comfortable in his own skin, Trent prides himself on his ability to hold deep and meaningful conversations and he hopes that’s the type of thoughtful guy one of these women are looking for.

“Temptation Island” is produced by Banijay Studios North America. David Goldberg, Dan Morando and Trifari Williams are executive producers.

About Banijay Studios North America

David Goldberg launched Banijay Studios North America (BSNA) in April, 2014, after pioneering the reality TV genre with hits including “Deal or No Deal,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Fear Factor,” “Steve Harvey” and “Wipeout,” among others. Headquartered in Los Angeles, BSNA creates original content for network, cable, syndication and streaming, and develops successful Banijay formats for the U.S. market. BSNA original primetime competition series include Child Support (ABC), with Ricky Gervais, hosted by Fred Savage and Don’t (ABC) with Ryan Reynolds, hosted by Adam Scott. The studio’s iconic international hit formats include Temptation Island (USA) and Wife Swap (Paramount Network).

About USA Network

USA Network has been a top five cable entertainment brand for over twenty years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, high-octane sporting events and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming portfolio, which includes NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. For more information, visit usanetwork.com.



USA Network’s “Temptation Island” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 PM ET/PT





USA Network’s “Temptation Island” Returns for Season Three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10 PM ET/PT
Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship.
[via press release from USA]
USA NETWORK’S “TEMPTATION ISLAND” RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 10 PM ET/PT

· “Temptation Island” returns for season three on Tuesday, February 16 at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network.

· Mark L. Walberg returns as host.

· Four new couples are packing up their emotional baggage and heading to Maui, Hawaii for the ultimate test of their relationship. Joined by 24 sexy single men and women looking to find everlasting love, these couples must decide whether to commit to a lifetime together – or if they will ultimately give in to the temptation from the singles looking to find “the one.”

Meet the four couples:

*Singles to be announced at later date.

ERICA WASHINGTON (24) & KENDAL KIRKLAND (26)

CURRENT CITY: Los Angeles, CA

ERICA: Personal Assistant

KENDAL: Business Owner

DATING: 2 Years

Erica and Kendal have been dating for two and half years and while she is confident that he is the man for her, Kendal still questions if Erica is the one. As a successful business owner, Kendal wants a partner who can keep up with him personally and professionally but he has concerns whether she fits into his future. Meanwhile, Erica feels underappreciated in the relationship and hopes this experience brings them one step closer to an engagement and proves to Kendal that the grass isn’t always greener. Temptation Island is an opportunity for Kendal to test the waters and determine if there is a woman out there who could possibly live up to his high standards or if he should finally get down on one knee.

ERIN SMITH (24) & COREY SOBCZYK (25)

CURRENT CITY: San Diego, CA ERIN: Behavioral Therapist

COREY: Concierge Manager

DATING: 1.5 Years

Erin and Corey have been dating for 1.5 years and although their relationship started strong, cracks in the foundation have begun to form. A former pro-soccer player, Erin is used to dating professional athletes and has a bad habit of comparing every guy she dates to her ex-boyfriends. Corey feels belittled and underappreciated by Erin and has lost his swagger and confidence. Afraid of settling, Erin feels something is lacking in their relationship and hopes this experiment will bring her more clarity, while Corey hopes to prove to Erin that he’s the man for her and is better than her exes.

KRISTEN RAMOS (26) & JULIAN ALLEN (26)

CURRENT CITY: Sewell, NJ

KRISTEN: Physical Therapist

JULIAN: Personal Trainer

DATING: 11 Years

High school sweethearts, Kristen and Julian have been together for 11 years. Although they have been dating for longer than most couples, something is keeping them from taking the next step in their relationship. Julian has cheated twice and fully owns his mistakes, but he wonders if there will ever be a time when Kristen no longer holds his indiscretions against him. Although Julian might be ready to propose, he’s terrified that if he does, he may not get the answer he wants. Kristen is also unsure if her hesitation about moving forward with the relationship is about her inability to let go of the past, or fear of embracing the future. Will Temptation Island help them overcome their hesitation or will it make them realize that, even after all this time, they just aren’t meant to be?

CHELSEA ORCUTT (29) & THOMAS GIPSON (37)

CURRENT CITY: West Hollywood, CA

CHELSEA: Marketing Coordinator

THOMAS: Investment Trader

DATING: 1 Year

Introduced by a mutual friend, Thomas started dating Chelsea after he slid into her DMs. Together for over a year, they both agree that when they are alone, it’s smooth sailing, but anytime they’re in a social situation, Thomas’ natural charm and flirtatious nature kick in and Chelsea’s jealousy and possessiveness go through the roof. Thomas has been commitment-phobic in the past. In fact, Chelsea is his first genuinely serious relationship and there’s no question that his history feeds into her insecurities. Although Thomas wants to put Chelsea’s fears of infidelity to rest, he also wants her to learn to accept him for the social, outgoing person he is, rather than expecting him to dim his light. Will Chelsea’s worst fears come true on Temptation Island?

“Temptation Island” is produced by Banijay Studios North America. David Goldberg, Dan Morando and Trifari Williams are executive producers.

About Banijay Studios North America

David Goldberg launched Banijay Studios North America (BSNA) in April, 2014, after pioneering the reality TV genre with hits including “Deal or No Deal,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Fear Factor,” “Steve Harvey” and “Wipeout,” among others. Headquartered in Los Angeles, BSNA creates original content for network, cable, syndication and streaming, and develops successful Banijay formats for the U.S. market. BSNA original primetime competition series include Child Support (ABC), with Ricky Gervais, hosted by Fred Savage and Don’t (ABC) with Ryan Reynolds, hosted by Adam Scott. The studio’s iconic international hit formats include Temptation Island (USA) and Wife Swap (Paramount Network).

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of the NBCUniversal Television and Streaming group, which consists of NBC, the portfolio’s six cable entertainment networks (Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA) and Peacock. NBCUniversal Television and Streaming is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.



USA Network Sets January Premieres for Season Two of “Straight Up Steve Austin” and “The Rev”





USA Network Sets January Premieres for Season Two of “Straight Up Steve Austin” and New Family Docu-Comedy “The Rev”
They’ll be joined by new episodes of “Chrisley Knows Best,” currently in its eighth season.
[via press release from USA]
USA NETWORK SETS JANUARY PREMIERES FOR SEASON TWO OF “STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN” AND NEW FAMILY DOCU-COMEDY “THE REV”

“Straight Up Steve Austin” Season Two Premieres Monday, January 11 at 11pm ET/PT Featuring Candid Celebrity Conversations with Bert Kreischer, Brett Favre, Charlotte Flair, Ice-T, Joel McHale, Luke Combs, Steve-O and Tiffany Haddish

NEW YORK – Dec. 14, 2020 – USA Network is set to bring audiences straight up good times and family fun in the new year as the network unveiled January premiere dates for three of its unscripted series, including the return of the breakout hit “Straight Up Steve Austin” for its second season on Monday, January 11 at 11pm ET/PT; new episodes of the favorite series “Chrisley Knows Best” on Thursday, January 21 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately followed by the launch of the new family docu-comedy “The Rev” premiering at 10:30pm ET/PT.

SERIES INFORMATION AND ASSETS:

“STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN”

SEASON TWO PREMIERES MONDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 11pm ET/PT

In “Straight Up Steve Austin,” WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and a celebrity guest get real, heading out to different cities across America to take part in one-of-a-kind adventures, while swapping stories about their lives and careers. It’s a unique twist on the standard interview show, with no studio, no couch and no cue cards — just a straight up good time and good old-fashioned American fun. Season one was 2019’s #1 new unscripted cable series for men between the ages of 18-49 and 25-54.*

Second season guests include stand-up comedian and one of this generation’s best storytellers Bert Kreischer, NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre, WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair, hip hop icon and actor Ice-T, award-winning country musician Luke Combs, acclaimed comedian, actor and host Joel McHale, “Jackass” prankster Steve-O, and producer and Emmy Award-winning comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish.

The series is produced by Line by Line Media and executive produced by Steve Austin, Dave Barsky, Deb Cullen, Sam Sarkoob and Bob Unger.

Social: #StraightUpSteveAustin

“CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST”

NEW EPISODES RETURN THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 10:00pm ET/PT

Season eight of “Chrisley Knows Best” continues to follow the entertaining life of outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family. Always by Todd’s side is his loving wife Julie, their charming, strong-willed children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, darling granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s beloved mother, Nanny Faye. Throughout the rest of this season, the family antics don’t stop as Todd and Chase gear up for a road trip, Nanny Faye packs her bags for a sizzling ‘seniors cruise,’ Todd goes on a mission to prove to Julie that he ‘still has it’ after 25 years of marriage, Grayson has dreams of becoming a storm chaser, and Savannah plans her next exciting personal and professional steps.

“Chrisley Knows Best” is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

Social: #ChrisleyKnowsBest

“THE REV”

SERIES PREMIERE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 AT 10:30pm ET/PT

In this hilarious, melodic and inspirational new series, there’s never a dull moment in the world of larger-than-life Pastor Richard Hartley. When he isn’t preaching and inspiring his congregation at his Long Island, NY church, he’s dealing with his rambunctious and loving family… all while utilizing his musical skills to make the church’s choir top notch. Having spent years travelling the globe working with incredible choirs and A-list musicians, Richard is now focused on his hometown choir and, with the help of his wife Stacey, trying to get his millennial children, Judea and Jordan, out of the house so that they can build their own dreams.

“The Rev,” which consists of eight half-hour episodes, is produced by This is Just a Test, with Aengus James, Colin King Miller and Jen McClure-Metz executive producing.

Social: #TheRev

About USA Network

USA Network has been a #1 cable entertainment network for 14 years, and is home to the most compelling television properties in the industry. Serving a broad, passionate fanbase, USA’s diverse slate includes popular award-winning dramas, unfiltered family comedies, buzzy unscripted, weekly live WWE programming, and a portfolio of sought-after acquired series and movies. USA is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

*Source: Nielsen L3 (000), 12/30/18-11/19/19, M-Su 6p-12a, 6+ telecasts



VOLITION™ BEAUTY AND NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING UNVEIL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP





VOLITION™ BEAUTY AND NBCUNIVERSAL TELEVISION AND STREAMING UNVEIL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

USA Network Star Maryse Mizanin is First Beauty Innovator Under New Deal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 11, 2020—Volition™, the maker of clean, cruelty-free, crowd-sourced skincare products, today announced it has entered a multi-year beauty product development deal with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. Over the course of the partnership, select talent from across the division will have the opportunity to become Volition “Innovators,” working hand-in-hand with brand chemists and creatives to bring unique skincare SKUs to market under the Volition label. The first such Innovator is Maryse Mizanin, WWE Superstar and star of USA Network’s Miz & Mrs., who has co-created the new Volition Yaupon Tea Glow-Awakening Moisturizer launching November 2020, $39.

“NBCUniversal is always looking for new and innovative ways to connect with our audience, and this partnership with Volition will not only deepen our engagement with consumers but also allow our talent to authentically introduce products to their passionate fanbase,” said Ellen Stone, Executive Vice President, Cable Brand Strategy and Consumer Engagement, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “There is no better example of this winning combination than with Maryse and Volition – together they will reach her health-conscious followers and their beauty-forward clientele as they experience the entire product launch throughout the upcoming season of Miz & Mrs.”

When co-founders Brandy Hoffman and Patricia Santos created Volition, their vision was a line of “never before seen” products that are conceived based on consumer ideas. This first NBCUniversal collaboration embodies that vision as Mizanin brought Yaupon tea to the attention of Volition when she sought a natural caffeine source for her diet and her skin. “We’re thrilled to kick off with Maryse, as she is actively engaged with an audience that cares about beauty and can organically amplify our reach.” Volition currently engages with a digital community of approximately 550,000 users and expects that number to grow significantly over the course of the new deal. “We believe this partnership can revolutionize the way in which brands and talent work together, as we set out to generate great undiscovered beauty ideas,” says Hoffman of the future with NBCUniversal talent and expanded brand offerings from Volition. “This is just the beginning.”

Miz & Mrs. premieres Thursday, November 12 at 10:30pm ET on USA. Yaupon Tea Glow-Awakening Moisturizer launches that same day (11/12) on volitionbeauty.com and will retail at Sephora.com and Neiman Marcus beginning January 2021.

For Volition press inquiries, interview requests and more information contact Kate Sklar at kate@katesklarpr.com or visit www.volitionbeauty.com.



‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ AND ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURN TO USA NETWORK





‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ AND ‘MIZ AND MRS’ RETURN TO USA NETWORK FOR BACK-TO-BACK FALL PREMIERES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12


Two of America’s favorite families, the Chrisleys and the Mizanins, are back in action – serving up the Southern ‘sass’ and packing a ‘punch’ this November on USA Network.

At 10:00 PM ET/PT on Thursday, November 12, kicking off the second half of the eighth season, CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST continues to follow the entertaining life of outspoken patriarch Todd Chrisley and his over-the-top Southern family. Always by Todd’s side is his loving wife Julie, their charming, strong-willed children Chase, Savannah and Grayson, darling granddaughter Chloe and Todd’s beloved mother, Nanny Faye. In the upcoming season, the family antics don’t stop as Todd and Chase gear up for a road trip, Nanny Faye packs her bags for a sizzling ‘seniors cruise,’ Todd goes on a mission to prove to Julie that he ‘still has it’ after 25 years of marriage, Grayson works on being a ‘perfect son,’ and Savannah plans her next exciting personal and professional steps!

Then, at 10:30 PM ET/PT on Thursday, November 12, the second half of season two of MIZ AND MRS premieres. MIZ AND MRS gives an exclusive glimpse into the A-List lifestyle of married WWE® Superstars, The Miz®, Maryse™ and their eccentric family. The hilarious “It” family has moved back to the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and things will never be the same. Shortly after the move, Mike and Maryse welcomed their second daughter, introducing them to the joys and challenges of becoming parents of two. With a newly retired grandfather taking full advantage of an available guest room, there is never a dull moment in the Mizanin household.

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST is produced by Maverick TV and All3Media America, with John Hesling, Simon Knight, Adam Greener, Jim Sayer, Hank Stepleton, Katie Sole, and Todd Chrisley serving as executive producers.

MIZ AND MRS is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions, Gil Goldschein, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan, Russell Jay Staglik serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Howie Miller serves as showrunner and executive producer. Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser serve as executive producers for WWE. The Miz (Michael Mizanin) and Maryse (Maryse Mizanin) are also executive producers.