USA has picked up a fifth season of its spy drama “Covert Affairs,” a couple weeks before the final episodes of Season 4 arrive on the cable channel.
“No other series on television travels the globe to tell a story like ‘Covert Affairs,’ and we are pleased to bring it back for another season,” network head Chris McCumber says. “The series continues to be a cornerstone in our lineup.”
The series averaged just under 4 million viewers for the first part of Season 4, putting it among the Top 10 scripted cable series of the summer.
It returns for its final six episodes of the season on Oct. 17 with Annie (Piper Perabo), who faked her death in the show’s summer finale, now living off the grid and looking for a way to bring Henry Wilcox (Gregory Itzin) down.
Season 5 will run 16 episodes and will premiere sometime next year.