Wednesday, January 23, 2019

USA Renews 'Suits' for Ninth and Final Season

USA has today renewed the original drama series Suits for a ninth and final season. The final season will feature 10 episodes, which will debut later in 2019. The renewal comes on the same day that the drama returns for the second half of its eighth season.

The drama stars Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Amanda Schull, Dulé Hill and Katherine Heigl.

Aaron Korsh created the drama. He executive produces with Macht, Doug Liman, Dave Bartis and Gene Klein. Universal Cable Productions, Hypnotic Films & Television, Untitled Korsh Company and Open 4 Business Productions produce.

The decision to end the long-running drama after nine seasons also comes as the creative time is preparing to launch spinoff Pearson starring Gina Torres later this year.

"Though I know it isn't true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer's very first hourlong script," said Korsh. "These days that's a common thing, but 47 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. 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 exception writers, cast and crew - thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, Suits would be nothing. 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. 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."

"Suits has played an instrumental role in our network's DNA for nearly a decade," added Chris McCumber, President, USA 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."