USA Expands With Three More Drama Pilots

USA Network has ordered three drama pilots to add to its slate of original programming.

“[NBC Universal] is investing in our success,” Jeff Wachtel, USA’s president of programming, stated earlier this week in an interview. “We need to step up our game. It’s not a new strategy, but if you want to maintain and build on what you’ve achieved, you better step up your game.”

The shows? First up is ‘Eden,’ which follows a young hotel worker who becomes the concierge at an elite New York hotel with the help of his con artist cousin. The two work to provide the guests with whatever they want, no matter what.

Next up, ‘Over/Under’, which centers on a day trader with a gambling problem who turns his luck around in a surprising way after he’s fired.

And last, but definitely not least, ‘Wild Card,’ focusing on two Las Vegas lawyers who handle cases for their clients in different ways.

‘Eden,’ ‘Over/Under’ and ‘Wild Card’ join previously announced pilots ‘Common Law,’ ‘Necessary Roughness’ and ‘A Legal Mind’. The channel’s newest series, Fairly Legal (formerly Facing Kate), premieres Jan. 20.

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