'Suits' Renewed by USA for Third Season

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October 12th, 2012

via press release:



Cable’s Top Summer Drama Among Adults 18-49 Picked Up For 16-Episode Third Season


NEW YORK – October 12, 2012 –  USA Network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel announced today the renewal of the critically acclaimed and top-rated original drama series SUITS with a 16-episode third season order.  The network’s most provocative series, regularly lauded in the press, industry and awards communities, captured this summer’s coveted spot as the top drama on cable for adults 18-49.  SUITS stars an ensemble cast featuring Gabriel Macht ("Love and Other Drugs”), Screen Actor’s Guild Awards nominee Patrick J. Adams ("Luck"), Rick Hoffman ("Samantha Who”), Gina Torres ("Firefly”), Sarah Rafferty (“Brothers & Sisters”) and Meghan Markle ("CSI Miami"). The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions.


“Quite simply, SUITS is as good as it gets. Sophisticated storytelling, sharp dialogue, and award-worthy performances make this show a cornerstone of our original programming lineup,” said Wachtel and McCumber.


SUITS delves into the fast-paced, high-stakes world of Manhattan corporate law firm Pearson Hardman, centering on legendary law partner Harvey Specter (Macht) and his brilliant, but not-technically-legal, associate Mike Ross (Adams).  Despite his lack of bonafide credentials, Mike’s photographic memory and encyclopedic legal knowledge make him an invaluable asset to Harvey. In season two, tension mounts as founding partner Daniel Hardman (guest star David Costabile), returns to battle the firm’s other namesake Jessica Pearson (Torres) for control.  As the mid-season finale concludes, Harvey and Mike are able to make their toughest close yet – Louis Litt (Hoffman) – whose vote puts Jessica back on top. After making a tragic mistake in hopes of protecting Harvey that ultimately costs her job, Harvey’s no-nonsese assistant Donna Paulsen (Rafferty) is reinstalled in her rightful place outside of his office.  Still reeling from the devasting loss of his grandmother, Mike makes a rash decision with a girl from his past that puts his relationship with the firm’s savviest paralegal Rachel Zane (Markle) in jeopardy.


The sophomore series – part of the most powerful night on television, which delivered more adults 25-54, 18-49 and 18-34 than any scripted series on cable or broadcast this summer - hit a season ratings high across all demos with its summer finale delivering 6.5 million total viewers. SUITS returns in January with six new episodes to wrap up the highly-anticipated conclusion of season two.
From Universal Cable Productions, SUITS was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh ("The Deep End"). Doug Liman (COVERT AFFAIRS, the "Bourne" trilogy, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith") and David Bartis (COVERT AFFAIRS, "The O.C.") of Hypnotic also serve as executive producers and Gene Klein (COVERT AFFAIRS) and Kevin Bray (“Walking Tall”) serves as co-executive producers.  SUITS is shot on location in Toronto, ON.

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Fairly Legal,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Alphas,” “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

The #1 network in all of basic cable for six consecutive years and an unprecedented seven straight summers, USA Network is seen in over 102 million U.S. homes.  USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, spectacular live television and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events.  A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV.  USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com <http://www.usanetwork.com/> . Characters Welcome.

  • John_M

    In my mind, the best show on television that isn’t a ‘pay channel’

  • Hafiz

    Best TV series on USA has been renewed! I love Suits!

  • suzie

    yay, love this show

  • Ali

    best show ever!!!! (aside from fringe that is!)

  • Ram510

    Hopefully they make this show better

  • alexjones

    why is there no news on burn notice?

  • omabin

    YESSSSSSSSS! I find myself so surprised with how much I love this show. It’s the highlight of my summer, tv-wise, and it was getting so annoying that it was taking them this long. So happy!

  • Lucazzy

    We want some Burn Notice!

  • darius

    The best show around

  • CC

    Burn Notice PLEASE!!!

  • Neil

    Nice One :-). The episodes will probably be split 10/6 again :-(

  • Epic!

    My question @admins or anyone that knows. Is why wasn’t this renewed earlier? They were killing it in ratings during this summer. I was checking the ratings every week and USA was dominating. I don’t understand why it wasn’t renewed after the second episode like a lot of these shows.

  • ethan

    YEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS…i love this show!!!….one of the most enjoyable on tv and also amazing quality!!!

  • John_M

    The episodes will probably be split 10/6 again :-(

    I believe suits should be on 52 weeks a year – there’s never a reason it shouldn’t be one

    Same with Episodes, The NewsRoom, House of Lies, and Psych

    Seriously – I demand it – so make it so

  • GreenGreenGreenRed

    USA doesn’t seem to be happy with Burn Notice’s ratings. Not only have they not yet renewed it, but they’ve been advertising the fall premiere more than even Covert Affairs. Of course it’s probably too early to make this assumption, but it still scares me to think of such an awesome show being cancelled.

  • Bookworm

    I’m so happy to hear this. I love Suits. Though I was little upset with how they ended this season;left too much open for me. Someone said that they are coming back in January but I’m not sure how good that info is.

  • Clarkwood

    Bookworm, they ARE coming back in Jan. They still have 6 episodes to go. Even in this press release they mention they wil be back in Jan.

    “SUITS returns in January with six new episodes to wrap up the highly-anticipated conclusion of season two.”

  • Hugh

    Come on Burn Notice! Still think they’re gonna announce it during the premiere week of Season 6 part 2.

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  • thesnowleopard

    And in other news, the Pope is still Catholic…seriously, who thought this show wouldn’t get a third season?

    Would be sad to see Burn Notice go, but the titular shtick is getting a bit old. Maybe they should wrap it up at Card.

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