SmackDown will make its Tuesday night debut, airing live for the first time ever tonight, July 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on USA Network.
This week’s episode includes the WWE Draft, determining which WWE Superstars will compete in the upcoming episodes of SmackDown and Monday Night Raw. Get ready, these shows both feature distinct casts, unique story lines and dedicated writing teams.
Plus, starting tonight, USA Network is offering five hours of live WWE programming each week!
“This is an exciting new era for WWE in which we will yet again reinvent ourselves by creating a second night of compelling live television,” Executive Producer Kevin Dunn said of the news.
In addition to the live WWE Draft on USA, WWE Network will also air the SmackDown Live Pre-Show, beginning at 7 p.m. ET/PT, featuring expert analysis on what may unfold throughout the evening. The must-see pre-show will be hosted by Renee Young, Booker T, Lita and Corey Graves.
SmackDown is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television history, with an impressive 882 episodes. The fist is Monday Night Raw, which airs its 1,208 episode tonight!
Where will your favorite Superstars end up? Find out tonight, when SmackDown goes LIVE!