USA network announced on Wednesday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that "Suits" has been renewed for a seventh season to premiere in 2017. The series is the longest-running original scripted series on the air for USA Network, according to Deadline.
The good news comes on the right as the legal drama series nears the end of its sixth season, and is moving past the 100-episode mark. The only other USA scripted series to surpass the 100-episode milestone include: Monk, Burn Notice, Psych, and Royal Pains. The season finale of "Suits" is scheduled to air on August 10.
While ratings are slightly down from season 5, the series is averaging 3 million total viewers, 1.2 million viewers ages 25-54, and 1.1 million viewers ages 18-49 in Nielsen live-plus-three numbers, according to Variety. The viewing numbers also include three days of DVR playback.
The current season of "Suits" centers around Mike (Patrick J. Adams), who is facing the tough reality of prison life as his relationship with his fiancé Rachel (Meghan Markle), and the future of his former employer Pearson Specter Litt is in jeopardy.
"Suits" was renewed for a seventh season, but show creator Aaron Korsch is unsure whether the show may be nearing its end. "I just renewed [my deal with Universal Cable Productions] for two years, so I'm assuming we're likely to have a Season 7, and it's certainly possible we'll have a Season 8," Korsh stated. "I would say we're not in the upswing of the show's life cycle. There have been shows that have lasted a long time and much longer than us, twice as long at least. I don't know how close we are to the end, but I know we're very likely closer to the end than we are to the beginning."
"Suits" stars Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle and Sarah Rafferty. The show was created by Aaron Korsch ("The Deep End"), who also serves as executive producer. Other executive producers include Doug Liman ("Covert Affairs," "The Bourne Trilogy," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith"), David Bartis ("Covert Affairs," "The O.C.") and Gene Klein ("Covert Affairs"), who all work for Hypnotic.
The current episodes of season six air at 9 p.m. ET on USA.
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