USA Network has handed out a sizeable retainer to Pearson Specter Litt.
The NBCU owned cable network has renewed legal dramedy Suits for a sixth season, a mere two weeks after the show kicked off its fifth season. USA has ordered 16 episodes for the show’s sixth season, which is expected to premiere next Summer.
From Aaron Korsh and Universal Cable Productions, Suits has been a top performer for the network since it launched in 2011. The show’s fifth season opened last week to 3.4 million total viewers, 1.5 million viewers in the A25-54 demo and 1.3 million viewers in the coveted A18-49 demo.
The very early renewal will come as something of a relief to fans. After all, Suits was originally ordered during USA Network’s “blue sky” days and there had been some question as to whether or not they would keep the drama on air as they move to darker and edgier fare such as Mr. Robot, which was recently renewed for a second season.
“Suits has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA,” said Chris McCumber, President of USA Network. “From the incredible on-screen performances and brilliant writing to the aspirational lifestyle portrayed, we look forward to continuing to bring viewers into the world of Suits every week.”
“Suits has delivered a smart and sexy roller coaster ride for five seasons”, added Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and President, Universal Cable Productions. “Aaron Korsh has some great surprises for the audience at the end of Season 5 that should really set future seasons on an exciting new course.”