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USA Debuts First Trailer for Matt Passmore's 'Satisfaction,' Sets Summer Premieres
USA Network is rolling out the first trailer for escort drama Satisfaction and formalized its summer schedule.
Told through the lens of one couple, investment banker Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) and his wife Grace (Stephanie Szostak), Satisfaction — centered on a marriage at its midpoint — attempts to answer the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?”
Like Rush (watch the first trailer here), Satisfaction marks the NBCUniversal-owned cable network’s continued march into provocative and edgy fare as it revamps its scripted portfolio. As the 30-second teaser depicts, the Passmore drama isn’t shy about getting into the dangerous world of sex, unhappy marriages and desires for quick fulfillment. “I need to feel more right now,” Neil says. And so begins his dark descent as a male escort.
USA will be counting on a one-two punch with Rush, starring British actor Tom Ellis, and Satisfaction, as it has paired the two freshmen dramas on Thursdays -- a move signaling its confidence in both series. (Often, the network has used proven shows to help launch incoming scripted fare.) Beginning July 17, Rush opens the night at 9 p.m. ET/PT, followed by Satisfaction at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Meanwhile, Suits moves from its usual Thursday perch to kick off season four on Wednesdays starting June 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The sophomore season of Graceland, from White Collar’s Jeff Eastin, follows at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Veteran concierge medical drama Royal Pains begins season six Tuesday, June 10, at 9 p.m., followed by the fifth season of globe-trotting CIA actioner Covert Affairs at 10 p.m., which begins June 24.
Watch the first Satisfaction trailer below.
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