Thursday, November 5, 2015
USA Network Press Release: WWE Smackdown to debut 1/7/2016 on USA
The following is a portion of a Press Release from USA Network:
Live Action WWE® Powerhouse "SmackDown" To Debut January 7
Critically Acclaimed Drama "Suits" Picks Up After Powerful Mid-Season Cliffhanger on January 27
Previously Announced New Drama "Colony" To Premiere on January 14
New York, NY – November 4, 2015 – USA Network will have a white hot January with the grand arrival of the two-hour live action WWE powerhouse SMACKDOWN on Thursday, January 7 at 8/7c. The winter continues to heat up with the return of the critically acclaimed drama SUITS, which picks up from the intense cliff hanger on Wednesday, January 27 at 10/9c. The network will also premiere the previously announced epic drama COLONY, from executive producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Ryan Condal ("Hercules"), on Thursday, January 14 at 10/9c.
With the arrival of SMACKDOWN on Thursday, January 7 @ 8/7c, USA becomes the exclusive cable home to WWE's two marquee properties. Viewers can now bookend their week with MONDAY NIGHT RAW live on Mondays from 8-11p and SMACKDOWN on Thursdays from 8-10p. Consistently one of the highest-rated weekly series on cable, over the past 15 years SMACKDOWN has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities and towns and in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico. On January 7, SMACKDOWN will air its 855th episode from Laredo, Texas.