Five years ago, in summer 2011, USA Network had a Sunday night block of crime drama procedurals with Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which kept its original NBC Sunday 9 PM slot for most of its USA run, and In Plain Sight. USA switched gears the following year, opting to take on acclaimed Sunday 9 PM fare like AMC’s Mad Men with Greg Berlanti’s Political Animals. It was the last time that USA aired original scripted series on Sunday, which became home for the off-network run of NBC veteran procedural Law & Order: SVU and low-cost imports like crime drama Motive.
Now USA once again is expanding its original scripted slate into Sunday with new drama Eyewitness, which will debut October 16, airing at 10 PM.
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An adaptation of the Norwegian drama Øyevitne, the straight-to-series Eyewitness, adapted by Adi Hasak, is a crime thriller starring Julianne Nicholson that chronicles the lives of two teenage boys after they secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. When you witness a horrible event, it changes everything.
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