"Dead Zone" will return for a 13-episode, sixth season in summer 2007, with star Anthony Michael Hall reprising his role as Johnny Smith, a man who awakens from a six-year coma with psychic powers.
The network aims to reinvent the series following the November death of co-creator/executive producer Michael Piller. We're looking at the sixth season as the first season," said Jeff Wachtel, executive vp original programming at USA.
He credited "Dead Zone's" rating resurgence since it was paired with "The 4400" last year for the network's decision to continue the show's run. USA has also acquired the cable rerun rights.
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