Per The Hollywood Reporter, USA has opted to renew relationship drama Satisfaction while cancelling medical drama Rush. The reasoning seems to be Satisfaction had stronger DVR numbers than its lead-in, an important factor considering that the latter was produced by an outside studio whereas the former hails from NBCUniversal’s Universal Cable Productions.
Created by Sean Jablonski (Nip/Tuck), Satisfaction follows married couple Neil (Matt Passmore) and Grace Truman (Stephanie Szostak) as they confront the issues that had been dragging their relationship down. After Neil catches Grace cheating on him with a male escort, he attempts to figure out where their marriage went wrong and how they can get back to where they used to be. The series, which averaged over two million viewers in L+7 numbers, also stars Michelle DeShon (Hollywood Heights), Katherine LaNasa (Deception), and Blair Redford (The Lying Game).
Rush starred Tom Ellis (EastEnders) as Dr. William Rush, a hard-partying medical fixer who served the Los Angeles elite. From Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), the series featured Larenz Tate (Rescue Me), Sarah Habel (Underemployed), and Rick Gonzalez (Reaper).
Production on the 10-episode second season of Satisfaction should begin next year, with the series likely returning that summer.
Satisfaction joins a scripted lineup that includes conspiracy drama Dig, EMT comedy Sirens, and legal drama Suits, with decisions on Graceland, Royal Pains, Covert Affairs, and Playing House still to be made.
What did you think about the first season of Satisfaction? Are you surprised that USA opted to cancel Rush? How long will it be before we hear about the fates of the other USA series?