USA Network Sets Premiere Date for Final Season of ‘Suits’ and Spinoff ‘Pearson’

Gina Torres-led spinoff will lead out of final season of “Suits”

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USA Network will debut the final season of “Suits” and its spinoff, “Pearson” on the same night.

“Suits” will return for its ninth and final run on Wednesday, July 17 at 9 p.m., with the Gina Torres-led “Pearson” airing its series premiere at 10 p.m.

“Pearson” centers around the world of recently disbarred NYC powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Torres) as she adjusts to down and dirty Chicago politics. Newly appointed as Chicago Mayor Bobby Novak’s (Morgan Spector) right-hand fixer, Jessica is quickly embroiled in a crooked and dangerous new world where every action has far-reaching consequences. With her compulsion to win, Jessica is forced to reconcile her unstoppable drive with her desire to do the right thing – two things very much at odds.

The ensemble drama also stars “One Tree Hill” alum Bethany Joy Lenz, Simon Kassianides, Eli Goree, Isabel Arraiza and Chantel Riley.

Produced by Universal Cable Productions, “Pearson” is executive produced by “Suits” creator and executive producer Aaron Korsh alongside executive producer and showrunner Daniel Arkin. Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic also executive produce.

The final season of “Suits” picks up with Manhattan corporate law firm, Zane Specter Litt Wheeler Williams, facing uncertainty and change yet again after Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) took the fall with the Bar Association to save Harvey (Gabriel Macht). After his sacrifice, Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) is left reeling from the loss of her mentor, and while trying to console her, Harvey realizes that he doesn’t want to lose the most important person to him: Donna (Sarah Rafferty).