USA Network has renewed “Suits” for a ninth and final season.
The series, which hailed from Universal Cable Productions, was created by Aaron Korsh and first premiered on the network in 2011. No word from the network on when the ninth and final season will air, but it will likely wrap the show up sometime in 2020.
“‘Suits’ has played an instrumental role in our network’s DNA for nearly a decade,” said Chris McCumber, president, USA Network and Syfy. “I and everyone at USA Network sincerely thank Aaron Korsh, our partners at UCP and the entire ‘Suits’ family for their tremendous creativity, devotion and support over a truly amazing run.”
“Though I know it isn’t true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer’s very first-hour long script. These days that’s a common thing, but forty-seven years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and UCP. First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom ‘Suits’ would never have gotten made,” said Korsh in a statement. “I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years. And to the exceptional writers, cast and crew – thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, ‘Suits’ would be nothing.”
“Suits” underwent a major casting shift for season 8, as longtime stars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams departed, with Katherine Heigl joining. USA debuts the back half of season 8 on Wednesday night.
“And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the ‘Suits’ family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks – thank you for always speaking your mind,” Korsh continued. “Without you, I might start to think I’m getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully sometimes delighting you with the final episodes. Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away, for me to get to live my dream. I love you. Love, Aaron.”
Korsh, Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic serve as executive producers for “Suits.” Genevieve Sparling, Ethan Drogin and Christopher Misiano also serve as executive producers.
The announcement comes as USA is moving ahead with “Pearson,” a spinoff of “Suits” that will follow Gina Torres’ Jessica Pearson character. The series will focus on her character as she adjusts to Chicago politics. During season 7, Jessica left New York and for Chicago. Her new journey in the Windy City was introduced in the Season 7 finale.