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Stream These Older USA Network TV Shows Now

You can find some of your favorite classic USA Network shows such as Royal Pains, Suits, and Monk on Peacock.

By Becca van Sambeck
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USA Network has been churning out classic comfort shows for decades: People have loved settling in for binge watches of familiar comedy-dramas such as Suits and Monk and darker, more mysterious series such as Mr. Robot, The 4400, and Covert Affairs. And while USA Network is still home to many of those shows — and you can sometimes catch the old episodes on cable when you channel surf — it can be tough to determine where you can binge-watch these classic favorites.

The good news? A lot of these beloved USA Network shows air on the streaming service Peacock. 

Here are just some of the USA shows you can find on Peacock.

Stream Suits

Suits may have gotten a lot of mainstream coverage after one of its stars, Meghan Markle, became actual British royalty in a fairytale-esque twist, but the legal drama has been widely beloved for years. In the long-running series, Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) accidentally gets himself a plum role at a law firm — despite never getting a law degree. Romantic drama, fascinating cases, and hijinks ensue as he tries to keep his secret hidden.

Stream Psych

Pysch is so beloved, it's led to three movie spinoffs you can watch on Peacock. In this sweet and funny show, Shawn Spencer (James Roday) gets a police gig solving crimes after his excellent memory and observational skills lead people to believe he has psychic powers. While the cases the crew solves provide some of the fun, the best part about Psych is the deep friendship Shawn has with Burton "Gus" Guster (Dulé Hill).

Stream Monk

Who doesn't love Tony Shalhoub? That's the secret to the long-lasting appeal of Monk. Shalhoub plays the titular character, Adrian Monk, who develops obsessive-compulsive disorder after the murder of his wife. While his new tendencies cost him his job on the police force solving homicides, he continues to investigate cases on the down-low.

Stream Royal Pains

Royal Pains isn't just a look into the world of private medicine — it's a look into the world of the fabulously wealthy in the Hamptons. Dr. Henry "Hank" Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) is a surgeon who loses it all after he's wrongly blamed for a patient dying. He makes himself over by running a private medical concierge service for the rich in the Hamptons, and plenty of drama follows.

Stream Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Say the words Law & Order and most people automatically hear the iconic "dun dun" sound associated with the hit series. The show about solving crimes in New York City has led to several spin-offs, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, which first aired on NBC before moving over to USA Network. Like the original, it follows a squad investigating cases that are usually inspired by shocking real-life stories. The difference is a greater focus on motive and powerful figures.

Stream Covert Affairs

Unlike other USA shows on this list, Covert Affairs packs in plenty of action. Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is a CIA trainee who's still learning the ropes when she's promoted to field agent, partially because of her astonishing linguistic skills. (She can speak a whopping seven languages fluently!) Viewers follow along as she transforms from a struggling newbie to a tough and capable spy.

Stream Chucky

OK, Chucky is three seasons in and still going. There are plenty of reasons to include it in the pantheon of classic USA Network shows, though. It might follow a serial killer who possessed a child's doll, but there are plenty of laughs and even tender moments in this horror show as Chucky and his grim friends and clever enemies form an unlikely family cast.

You can watch all these shows on Peacock now — you can also catch up on the USA Network app.

Originally published Jun 14, 2022.

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