USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘THE SINNER’ FOR SEASON 4





USA NETWORK RENEWS ‘THE SINNER’ FOR SEASON 4

Bill Pullman Set to Reprise Role; Jessica Biel Returns to Executive Produce Alongside Derek Simonds, Charlie Gogolak and Michelle Purple

From UCP, Limited Series Expected to Premiere in 2021

NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2020 – USA Network today announced a fourth season pickup of its acclaimed, Golden Globe®-nominated limited series, THE SINNER. Bill Pullman will return to reprise his role as Detective Harry Ambrose. At the helm, Derek Simonds will return as showrunner and executive producer, alongside executive producers Jessica Biel, Michelle Purple and Charlie Gogolak. From UCP, THE SINNER’s fourth installment is slated to return in 2021.

“THE SINNER has struck a chord with audiences with its signature ‘whydunnit’ style,” said Chris McCumber, President, USA Network & SYFY. “In Season 4, we’re excited to dig even deeper into the psyche of Bill Pullman’s beloved Detective Ambrose character, while introducing our audience to a compelling, completely new mystery.”

THE SINNER’s debut season was the year’s #1 new cable series of 2017, and garnered multiple award nominations including an Emmy® nomination (for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Jessica Biel), two Golden Globe® nominations (for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Jessica Biel), and two Critics’ Choice® Award nominations (for Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series). THE SINNER’s second season garnered a SAG nomination (for Male Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for Bill Pullman) and a Critics’ Choice® Award nomination (for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries for Carrie Coon). THE SINNER’s third season, starring Matt Bomer, ranks as USA’s #1 original series YTD in key demos and is the year’s USA’s #1 original series across all platforms among total viewers (3.032MM P2+)*.

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.

About UCP

Universal Content Productions (UCP), a division of Universal Studio Group, is a premium content studio that operates with a curated indie sensibility while leveraging the power and scale of NBCUniversal. Advocates for creators with an eclectic point of view, the UCP team develops pioneering and award-winning scripted and documentary programming. The studio is responsible for critically acclaimed series “Battlestar Galactica,” “Mr. Robot,” “The Act,” “Monk,” “Homecoming,” “The Sinner,” “Suits,” “Dirty John,” “Umbrella Academy, “Psych” and more. UCP also creates premium unscripted docuseries such as the upcoming “Wilderness of Error,” while the studio’s podcast platform, UCP Audio, produces original scripted and unscripted podcasts such as “The Lost Kids.”

*Source: NBCU TAMi, Average P2+ viewership 2020 to date across linear live, repeats, DVR, STB VOD, Digital and dMVPD



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 6/15:

* Stargate SG-1 – The Complete Series (VEI)
$79.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: 127 hours of Bonus content includes Special Features including Extended Episodes, Behind-Scenes Extras, and Commentaries With The Cast & Crew!
—–“Stargate SG-1” picks up where the blockbuster film left off. Colonel Jack O’Neill (Richard Dean Anderson, “MacGyver”) and his SG-1 team – Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks, “Suddenly Naked”), Teal’c (Christopher Judge, “A Dog’s Breakfast”), and Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping, “Life or Something Like It”) – set out to explore the mysteries of the Stargate. Each exciting mission through the gate takes the SG-1 team to new worlds in a seemingly boundless universe. Boasting incredible special effects sequences, rapid-fire pacing and awesome scenes of alien warfare, “Stargate SG-1” is your gateway to pulse-pounding, sci-fi action. Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Corin Nemec, Don S. Davis, and Beau Bridges also star in the series which became a worldwide phenomenon and a science fiction classic.

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COMING ON 6/30:

* The Sinner – Season 3 (Universal)
$29.98 SRP DVD MOD

—–“The Sinner’s” third installment follows Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) as he begins a routine investigation of a tragic car accident on the outskirts of Dorchester, in upstate New York. Ambrose uncovers a hidden crime that pulls him into the most dangerous and disturbing case of his career.

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COMING ON 8/4:

* The Good Doctor – Season 3 (Sony)
$33.99 SRP DVD

—–Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, continues to use his extraordinary medical gifts at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit. As his friendships deepen, Shaun works harder than he ever has before as he starts dating, while navigating his environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his talents as a surgeon will save lives.
NOTE: cover art has not been finalized, and could be subject to change

* The Flintstones – 2 Movies & 5 Specials (Warner)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–Never in pre-history have these full-length movies and specials been presented in one hilarious bundle. The laughs are rock solid when Fred becomes a Little League coach, a WWE fight promoter, and even a secret agent in Paris. Wilma is wooed by an ancient vampire, and the Flintstones and Rubbles trade lives with the space-age Jetsons. Pebbles and Bamm Bamm finally say “I Yabba Dabba Do”, then soon-to-be grandparents Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty wreak havoc on the expectant parents. For 60 years the Flintstones have delivered fun for the entire family. So grab the popcorn because it’s time to binge-watch The Flintstones!

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COMING ON 8/11:

* Belgravia (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: The Making of Belgravia
—–On the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, two young lovers forge a legacy that will create scandal for generations to come. Years later, when the humble Trenchards (Tamsin Greig and Philip Glenister) move to Belgravia, they find themselves mixing with the venerated Brockenhursts (Harriet Walter and Tom Wilkinson). The families share a history that threatens inheritances and reputations; and there are those who would do anything to ensure secrets remain buried. Pride and loyalty will be tested, as forbidden love blossoms amongst the rivalry and lives hang in the balance. This 6-part drama is adapted by Julian Fellowes from his bestselling novel and features a stellar ensemble cast which also includes Jack Bardoe, Alice Eve, James Fleet, Tara Fitzgerald, Bronagh Gallagher, Richard Goulding, Diana Hardcastle, Adam James, Ella Purnell, Saskia Reeves and Paul Ritter.

* Are You Afraid Of The Dark? – The Limited Series Event (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
DVD
EXTRAS: 3 fan-favorite episodes from the classic series
—–Are You Afraid of the Dark? returns in this nightmarish three-part limited series event filled with scorpions, eyeless men, disappearing children and the creepiest carnival of all time! Rachel has a chance to join the secret Midnight Society. All she has to do is tell a truly terrifying story. But when the chilling events of her “Tale of Mr. Tophat and the Carnival of Doom” start to actually come true and her friends’ lives are at stake, Rachel must face her fears and end Mr. Tophat’s reign of terror.

* Gold Digger – Season 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–On her 60th birthday, Julia (Emmy winner Julia Ormond; Mad Men, Legends of the Fall) hits it off with handsome young Benjamin (Ben Barnes; The Chronicles of Narnia films, Westworld). But their whirlwind romance is marred by the disapproval of Julia’s adult children. Does Benjamin truly love her, or is he the gold digger her family believes him to be? “Bold and hugely entertaining” – The Guardian.

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COMING ON 8/18:

* Blue Bloods – The 10th Season (ViacomCBS)
DVD

EXTRAS: Behind-the-scenes featurettes with cast and crew interviews; Deleted Scenes
—–Season 10 of BLUE BLOODS picks up with newlyweds, Jamie (Will Estes) and Eddie (Vanessa Ray) attempting to balance the rocky terrain of their work and personal lives. In her role as Trial Bureau Chief, Erin Reagan (Bridget Moynahan) confronts the realities of a job that tends to be more political than she would like, and often puts her at odds with her father or brothers. Detectives Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) and Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez) uncover and solve even more distressing crimes, and Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) continues to confront trouble from 1 Police Plaza. No matter what may arise, however, the Reagans and their family values never fail to make it home for Sunday dinner.
NOTE: cover art has not been finalized, and could be subject to change

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COMING ON 8/25:

* Chicago Fire – Season 8 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Crossover Episode: Chicago Med Episode 4 “Infection, Part II”; Crossover Episode: Chicago PD Episode 4 “Infection, Part III”; Crossover Episode: Chicago PD Episode 15 “Burden of Truth”
—–The courageous firefighters, rescue squad and paramedics of Chicago Firehouse 51 return for the explosive eighth season of “Chicago Fire,” the fiery drama from powerhouse executive producer Dick Wolf. With Captain Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) leading the Truck Company and Lt. Kelly Severide (Taylor Kinney) heading the Rescue Squad, the Firehouse 51 family faces dangerous new challenges this season as they continue to put their own lives on the line to keep others safe. When we last saw our heroes, they were racing to rescue workers trapped inside of a burning mattress factory. With an industrial boiler threatening to explode at any moment, can Chicago’s bravest make it out safely before the blast takes out the whole block?

* Chicago Med – Season 5 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Crossover Episode: Chicago Fire S8 EP4 “Infection Part I”; Crossover Episode: Chicago PD S7 EP4 “Infection Part III”
—–Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) balances the stress as the ER’s supervising attending physician with his complicated relationship with Dr. Natalie Manning (Torrey DeVitto), an attending physician in emergency pediatrics. Newly remarried, Dr. Daniel Charles (Oliver Platt) remains the Sherlock Holmes of psychiatry. Former Navy flight surgeon Dr. Ethan Choi (Brian Tee) brings his battlefield skills to the front lines of Chicago’s busiest ER, the go-to place for victim’s of the city’s gun violence. Work and home life intersect with him and April Sexton (Yaya DaCosta), a smart, bold and intuitive nurse with the ability to adeptly tackle the most harried of circumstances in the hospital. Sharon Goodwin (S. Epatha Merkerson), the venerable head of the city’s largest hospital, is under intense fiscal scrutiny to preserve the bottom line while continuing to ensure that all patients receive nothing short of quality care and compassion. Maggie Lockwood (Marlyne Barrett), the charge nurse and eyes, ears and brain of the ER, is skilled and confident but finds herself dealing with profound health issues of her own. New is Dr. Crockett Marcel (Dominic Rains), a New Orleans-raised ED surgeon who’s great at the operating table but isn’t always one to follow the hospital’s rules.

* SEAL Team – Season 3 (ViacomCBS)
DVD

EXTRAS: Featurettes; Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel
—–Bravo is back and the whole team is reunited! Season three of SEAL TEAM begins with Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) leading the team on a mission in Serbia, but they question Clay’s (Max Thieriot) readiness after his injuries last year. Also, Davis (Toni Tucks) will struggle with the pressure of her new job as the team’s Intel Officer. Some scenes were filmed on location in Serbia.
NOTE: cover art has not been finalized, and could be subject to change

* Strike Back – The Complete Cinemax Series (HBO/Warner)
$134.98 SRP DVD

—–The complete TV series Strike Back.

* Dead Still – Season 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Brock Blennerhasset makes a living out of photographing the dead in Victorian Ireland. When a series of murders threatens to sully Blennerhasset’s reputation, a tenacious detective drags him into an investigation of Dublin’s criminal underbelly. Set within the fascinating historical period of postmortem portraiture, this darkly comic series blends murder mystery with delightfully macabre humor.

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COMING ON 9/15:

* Outlander – Season 5 (Sony)
$29.99 SRP DVD; $34.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–The fifth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society which is unwittingly marching towards Revolution, and Jamie must now defend the home they have built together at Fraser’s Ridge while Claire seeks to put her own skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm. Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger MacKenzie struggle to find their respective places in this world and chase away the shadow cast over their lives by Stephen Bonnet as they raise their son in this brave new world. For the Frasers and their family, “home” is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place in which they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives…

* Outlander – Season 5: Limited Collector’s Edition (Sony)
$44.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Collectible packaging including a 28-page book featuring behind-the-scenes content; 4 new “Outlander Untold” bonus scenes featuring fan-favorite characters; Season 5 Soundtrack
—–The fifth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. The Frasers strive to flourish within a society which is unwittingly marching towards Revolution, and Jamie must now defend the home they have built together at Fraser’s Ridge while Claire seeks to put her own skills and medical expertise to use in keeping her family together and safe from harm. Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger MacKenzie struggle to find their respective places in this world and chase away the shadow cast over their lives by Stephen Bonnet as they raise their son in this brave new world. For the Frasers and their family, “home” is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place in which they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives…

* Ultraman Ginga/Ginga S + Ultra Fight Victory (Mill Creek)
$49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (redeem on MCE’s new “movieSPREE!” service); Ultraman UltraFight Victory: After thousands of years, a diabolical space emperor named Juda Spectre is about to break free from his dimensional prison! In order to prevent this disaster from happening, and to save the Galaxy, Earth’s amazing superhero ULTRAMAN VICTORY must use a new secret weapon, a combination sword and flute called the Knight Timbre! However, can the soundwave strength of our Ultraman’s Knight Timbre stop Spectre and his army of monsters before it’s too late?!
—–ULTRAMAN GINGA: At one time, all of the Ultra warriors, along with the monsters and aliens, were turned into Spark Dolls by the mysterious Dark Spark. Time passed, and the youth Hikaru Rido got hold of the mysterious Ginga Spark, which could return the monsters and Ultra warriors to their previous giant forms. In order to protect those dear to him, Hikaru Ult-Lives the Ultras and monsters and faces off against the evil monsters.; ULTRAMAN GINGA S: This is the sequel to Ultraman Ginga. It is two years later, and the defense team that didn’t appear in the previous show, as well as another Ultraman, Ultraman Victory, make their appearances. In addition, Ultraman Ginga returns to obey the will of Hikaru Rido, who is guided by the mysterious crystalline substance known as Victorium. Now, a new battle begins.; ULTRAMAN GINGA S – THE MOVIE: SHOWDOWN! THE 10 ULTRA WARRIORS!: The Super Dimensional Demon Etelgar forces a beautiful young alien princess to use her magic to trap Ultraman all across the galaxy! In order to stop Etelgar and save their fellow Ultra Heroes, two brave young men named Hikaru and Sho must transform into Ultraman Ginga and Ultraman Victory. But will even their combined powers be enough to defeat Etelgar and his army?

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COMING ON 9/22:

* Royal Pains – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$75.99 SRP DVD

—–After one moral decision in the ER costs him everything, young doctor Hank Lawson becomes an on-call doctor for the rich, famous, and infamous. Anyone who’s anyone in the Hamptons has a lawyer on retainer. Now meet the newest accessory: the concierge doctor. Enjoy all 104 episodes across 8 seasons of this hit TV series available for the first time in a complete series collection!

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COMING ON 9/29:

* The Bob Newhart Show – The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
$99.99 SRP DVD

—–Dr. Hartley will see you now…and you will see Dr. Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show! This sitcom classic stars the incomparable Bob Newhart as Dr. Robert Hartley, a Chicago psychologist who finds himself surrounded by some unusual and neurotic characters on the job as well as at home! Hartley faces an uphill battle to not lose patience with his patients, but with the support of his quick-witted wife Emily, you can count on him to conduct a healthy session of laugh therapy in all 142 episodes of The Bob Newhart Show.
NOTE: this is a re-release of a discontinued item that was originally put out on DVD in May 2014

* When Calls The Heart – Year 7 (Shout! Factory)
$29.93 SRP DVD

—–Return once more to the frontier town of Hope Valley with this 3-DVD television movie collection taken from Year Seven of the hit series When Calls The Heart. Schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton and the citizens of Hope Valley will once again charm you and your fellow Hearties as you share in their adventures, ranging from the joys of the holidays to an outbreak of chicken pox in the town…to Elizabeth’s ongoing choice between two suitors: saloon owner Lucas, and Mounted Policeman Nathan. A series that celebrates the basic kindness that dwells within us all, When Calls The Heart proves to be as engaging and addictive as ever.

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COMING ON 10/6:

* Doctor Who – Story #035: The Faceless Ones (BBC)
$24.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: to be finalized; may possibly differ from the announced UK bonus material
—–The Faceless Ones is the mostly missing eighth serial of the fourth season of Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons. Only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives, with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again. The six new animated episodes are being made in full color and high definition. The DVD release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production.
NOTE: cover art has not been finalized, and could be subject to change; this title was previously scheduled for release in late July, but has now been delayed until early October