How USA Hopes to Breathe New Life into Jason Bourne and ‘The Purge’ Film Franchises

But will viewers want the world of Jason Bourne — without Jason Bourne?

USA is hoping a bit of corporate synergy can help fill the void left by the loss of WWE’s “SmackDown” franchise, which left a gaping hole in its Tuesday lineup.

This week the cable network will debut “Treadstone,” a spy drama based on the fictional black ops organization from the “Jason Bourne” film series, alongside the Season 2 premiere of “The Purge,” itself based on the Blumhouse horror franchise of the same name.

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Tim Baysinger

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