Thursday, October 24, 2013

USA Renews 'Suits' for Season 4

USA has given a 16-episode fourth season renewal order for its scripted legal drama Suits starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams. The new season will premiere in 2014.

Additionally, creator/showrunner Aaron Korsh has signed an overall deal with studio Universal Cable Productions, which produces Suits, to continue running the show and to develop new scripted project. 

In 2013' third quarter, Suits was one of the top five series among the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demogrpahic and among the top 10 among Adults 25-54 for primetime scripted programming. It also was the top scripted series in its Tuesday time slot.

"As a leading cable drama, Suits is at the top of its game and continues to grow in the key demographics, drawing a passionate, young and loyal audience," said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network. "Aaron Korsh consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season."

"From the beginning, we've seen Suits as a long term player for the studio and we look forward to extending our relationship with Aaron, Harvey, Mike and the rest of the Suits crew and characters that have created a dedicated and enthusiastic audience," said Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and head of Universal Cable Productions.

Suits centers on a top Manhattan law firm led by hotshot lawyer Harvey Specter (Macht) and his associate Mike Ross (Adams). The drama also stars Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle.

The final six episodes of the third season will premiere in early 2014 following the Olympics. Guest stars include Michael Phelps, an avid Suits fan, and Stephen Macht, Gabriel Macht's father. The episodes pick up in the wake of the Ava Hessington trial, Harvey and Jessica (Torres) addressing the firm's future and Louis (Hoffman) threatening to expose the truth about Mike.