July 22, 2008 / 12:32 AM / 10 years ago

USA orders pilots and renews "In Plain Sight"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The CIA, the operating room and the morgue will serve as settings for three drama pilots greenlit by USA, the network said Sunday.

Actress Mary McCormack, one of the stars of the new film "1408", poses at the film's premiere in Los Angeles, California June 12, 2007. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

The three new pilots, all with working titles:

— “Covert Affairs,” in which a CIA linguist is partnered with her ex-boyfriend.

— “Operating Instructions,” about an inner-city surgeon home from Iraq. Conan O’Brien is an executive producer.

— “Stiffs,” with a single father and body transporter for a morgue who solves crimes with his brother, a medical examiner.

Additionally, USA has renewed its new summer series “In Plain Sight” for a second season. Mary McCormack stars as a U.S. marshal in the witness protection program. USA also said that “Starter Wife,” a new series based on USA’s miniseries and the novel by Gigi Levangie Grazer and starring Debra Messing, will premiere October 10.

In other news, USA will celebrate the 100th episode of “Monk” on September 5 with nearly that many guest stars. The 100th episode show will include Eric McCormack, John Turturro, Howie Mandel, Sarah Silverman, Andy Richter, Brooke Adams and Sharon Lawrence, among others, many of them reprising guest roles on the detective series.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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