USA renews "The 4400"

TV Arts

from the futon critic


The Emmy-nominated Series Returns to USA with 13 Original Episodes for
Summer 2007 

LOS ANGELES - August 22, 2006 - USA Network has ordered 13 one-hour
episodes of the Emmy-nominated and critically-acclaimed hit series THE
4400, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice
president, original programming. The series, which has garnered an
Emmy nomination, will return to USA Network in summer 2007 with
production scheduled to begin in Vancouver in early 2007. THE 4400 is
produced by CBS Paramount Network Television in Association with Sky
Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope for USA Network. 

THE 4400 premiered on USA as a limited series in July 2004 as the
highest-rated and most-watched new series premiere ever on a basic
cable network, and still continues to perform as a ratings powerhouse
for the network. THE 4400 received three Emmy nominations in its first
season, including Outstanding Miniseries, as well as Outstanding
Writing and Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie. 

"This show continues to thrive creatively from year to year," said
Wachtel. "We're looking forward to another season filled with
intriguing characters, unique twists and incredibly suspenseful

THE 4400 explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once
returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not
aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities
ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat
Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping
track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the

THE 4400 was created by Scott Peters and Rene Echevarria. Ira Steven
Behr, Scott Peters, Maira Suro and Perry Simon are executive

CBS Paramount Network Television is a division of CBS Studios Inc. 

Seen in 90 million homes, USA Network is cable television's leading
network of original series and feature movies, sports and
entertainment events, network shows and blockbuster theatrical films.
The USA Network Web site is located at Characters

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of
NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment
companies in the development, production, and marketing of
entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
The 4400 is ok, but I'd trade it for another season of Stargate SG-1.
hell, I'd trade it for another season of Atlantis.