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USA Network renews raft of originals

US cable broadcaster USA Network has ordered new seasons of its original dramas Royal Pains, White Collar and Covert Affairs.

Royal Pains has been ordered for 26 new episodes for seasons five and six, White Collar has received a 16-episode pickup for season five and Covert Affairs (pictured) has received a 16-episode pickup for season four.

Royal Pains
, which is produced by Universal Cable Productions, follows a hot young doctor that reinvents himself in the Hamptons after being disgraced in New York.

White Collar, which is produced by Fox Television Studios, follows the adventure of a charming con artist and a straightforward con artist.

Meanwhile, Covert Affairs, which is also produced by Universal Cable Productions, stars Piper Perabo as a young CIA operative.

“All three of these series have found ways to stay creatively fresh and culturally relevant. The execution in writing, acting and production is among the best on television. In an increasingly competitive landscape, these series got new season pickups the old-fashioned way — they earned it,” said Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel, co-presidents, USA Network.

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