The legal drama gets order for 16 new episodes
USA Network has renewed “Suits” for a fifth season. It will consist of 16 new episodes presumably airing next summer.
The popular legal drama is a Top 10 summer scripted series with the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic (1.6 million), the network’s key demo of Adults 25-54 (1.7 million), and total viewers with an average of nearly 4 million viewers.
“‘Suits’ continues to fire on all cylinders, delivering provocative storytelling and complex characters that viewers can’t get enough of,” said USA Network president, Chris McCumber, in a statement. “With some of the best writing on television, and a brilliant ensemble cast, we anticipate a spectacular fifth season for a series that has become a marquee property for USA.”
Still currently airing its fourth season, “Suits” centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and his associate, Mike (Patrick J. Adams), who isn’t legally allowed to practice law — a secret Harvey and Mike have protected.
The series also stars Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle.
From Universal Cable Productions, “Suits” was created by its executive producer Aaron Korsh. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic also serve as executive producers.
“Suits” Season 4 currently airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on the USA Network.