USA Network Renews ‘Satisfaction’ For Second Season, Cancels Medical Drama ‘Rush’

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USA Network has renewed the Matt Passmore fronted Satisfaction for a 10 episode second season, TVWise has learned.

Created by Sean Jablonski, Satisfaction follows a married couple, Neil Truman and his wife Grace, and the unconventional choices they make to keep their relationship intact. The drama series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and stars Marr Passmore (The Glades) and Stephanie Szostak (The Devil Wears Prada), Michelle DeShon (Hollywood Heights), Katherine LaNasa (The Campaign), Blair Redford (Switched at Birth) and Deanna Russo (Knight Rider).

USA has handed Satisfaction a 10 episode order for its second season, matching the size of the order for the show’s freshman run. In addition, the network has cancelled medical drama Rush, which served as the lead in to Satisfaction on Thursday nights. It is also understood that USA Network has yet to make a decision on whether or not to renew comedy series Playing House.

Both Rush and Satisfaction had similarly soft overnight ratings, but it was the lift that Satisfaction saw in live+7 that ultimately earned it a renewal. The season premiere grew to 2.21 million viewers in L7, up from the live+same day rating of 1.7 million viewers. USA Network said that, on average, the show was seeing a 74% lift in the 18-49 demo in L7.

“Satisfaction sparked a cultural conversation about modern love and marriage in today’s world,” said USA Network President Chris McCumber. “We’re excited to see where Sean Jablonski takes this thought-provoking series in season two.”