​The USA Network Reveals The WWE SmackDown Debut Date – The Show To Stay On Thursdays


The USA Network sent out a press release today announcing that WWE SmackDown will debut on the network on January 7th. The show will stay on Thursday nights, airing from 8PM ET to 10PM ET. USA will be using SmackDown as a lead in for Colony, which will air at 10PM ET and debut on January 14th. Here is an excerpt from the press release…

With the arrival of SMACKDOWN on Thursday, January 7 @ 8/7c, USA becomes the exclusive cable home to WWE’s two marquee properties. Viewers can now bookend their week with MONDAY NIGHT RAW live on Mondays from 8-11p and SMACKDOWN on Thursdays from 8-10p. Consistently one of the highest-rated weekly series on cable, over the past 15 years SMACKDOWN has been broadcast from 170 different venues, in 148 cities and towns and in seven different countries including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Iraq, Japan, Italy and Mexico. On January 7, SMACKDOWN will air its 855th episode from Laredo, Texas.

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