USA Greenlights Sean Jablonski Drama Pilot

USA Network continued to build up its original programming portfolio Tuesday, greenlighting a new original drama from Suits executive producer Sean Jablonski.

The untitled, 10-episode series will debut this summer and will star Matt Passmore (The Glades) as an investment banker who contemplates the future of his marriage after he discovers his wife’s involvement with a male escort.  The series joins other new USA scripted shows slated to debut in 2014 including Dig, Sirens, Benched and Playing House, as well as reality series Chrisley Knows Best, according to network officials.

"This is a powerful new addition to our drama slate and marks the next generation of sophisticated storytelling for USA,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber in a statement. “Through a culturally resonant story of an imperfect marriage, the series takes a captivating look at real modern day issues facing couples in today’s complicated world.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.