The USA television network is adding comedy to its lineup and The CW’s young-skewing viewers will find a mix of fantasy and fashion next fall.
USA announced Thursday it will premiere its first-ever situation comedies next winter.
One sitcom, “Sirens,” is about three emergency medical technicians from Chicago with personalities less impressive than their medical skill.
Denis Leary, who starred in FX’s “Rescue Me,” wrote and produced the series but is not a featured actor.
“Playing House” stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham as two friends who draw closer when one of them has a baby.
USA also announced that it was starting production on one new drama set in post-World War II America involving a plot that draws the ire of Nazi spies.
Cat Greenleaf, who hosts the “Talk Stoop” franchise on several local NBC stations, brings it to USA.
She’ll be host of USA’s daytime lineup, interjecting interviews, pop culture notes and personalized advertising into the lineup.
Five new dramas are planned, including a spinoff of “The Vampire Diaries” titled “The Originals,” starring Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies and Claire Holt as starter members of the vampire clan.
Another new drama, “The 100,” is about 100 juvenile lawbreakers who are returned to a post-apocalyptic Earth to try to resettle it.
The series is based on the Kass Morgan novels and includes former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington in its cast.
The other new CW series for next season are:
“The Tomorrow People,” based on a British drama about a highly evolved group of youths with paranormal powers who unite to combat evil, including a group of scientists known as Ultra.
The cast includes Robbie Amell (“Revenge”) and Mark Pellegrino (“Lost”).
“Star-Crossed,” a Romeo-and-Juliet romance between a human girl and an alien boy, part of a clash involving Earthlings and the alien visitors they’ve consigned to an internment camp.
Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”) and Matt Lanter (“90210”) star.
“Reign,” about the 15-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, and her rise to power in the 16th-century world of enemies and sexual intrigue.
Adelaide Kane (“Teen Wolf”) stars as Mary, with Toby Regbo as her potential prince charming.
The CW schedule returning shows include “The Carrie Diaries” and “America’s Next Top Model.”