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NEW DOCUSERIES ‘STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN’ TO PREMIERE AUGUST 12 ON USA NETWORK
— “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Interviews Celebrity Guests Including NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, and More —
NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2019 – Today, USA Network announced the pickup of STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN, a unique interview-based series hosted by retired WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The seven-half hour episode series, produced by Wilshire Studios with Steve Austin and Dave Barsky (“Dirty Jobs”) as executive producers, will air on USA Network on Mondays at 11/10c following WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW, beginning August 12.
In each episode, Austin and a celebrity guest swap stories about their lives and careers during one-of-a-kind custom-tailored adventures in different cities across America. In this unique interview format, there’s no studio, no couch and no cue cards — just a straight up good time and some good old-fashioned American fun.
Guests include country singer and actor Trace Adkins, NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., comedian Gabriel Iglesias, WWE Superstar Becky Lynch, NFL Quarterback Baker Mayfield, actor and retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer Rob Riggle, and star of “Impractical Jokers” Sal Vulcano.
STRAIGHT UP STEVE AUSTIN joins USA’s growing unscripted lineup, which includes family docu-comedies CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, GROWING UP CHRISLEY and THE RADKES, WWE-related series MIZ & MRS, and big buzzy reboots TEMPTATION ISLAND and THE BIGGEST LOSER.
About USA Network:
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
About Wilshire Studios:
Wilshire Studios develops and produces a diverse slate of original unscripted programming for multiple platforms, aligning with award-winning producers and innovative storytellers to create compelling content that explores reality through a variety of formats. From Netflix’s “The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell;” Oxygen’s “Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers” and “Mysteries & Scandals;” to E!’s signature “Live from the Red Carpet,” and “The E! People’s Choice Awards,” Wilshire Studios produces series that are informative, revealing, thrilling and entertaining. Wilshire Studios is part of NBCUniversal.