A week into Suits‘ fifth season run, USA Network’s flagship drama has been renewed for a 16-episode sixth season. The news comes after the Season 5 premiere of the legal drama logged 3.4 million viewers and 1.3 adults 18-49 in Live+3. In Live+same day ratings, Suits was down slightly from the Season 4 opener (2.13 million vs. 2.50 million) but remains USA’s top drama and a reliable utility player. The series, created/executive produced by Aaron Korsh, was just used to launch USA’s new hacker drama series Mr. Robot, which was given a second season renewal last Wednesday. Also working for Suits is the fact that the series is owned by USA, coming from Universal Cable Prods.
“Suits has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA,” said USA president Chris McCumber. Added UCP president Jeff Wachtel, “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.”
Set at a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm, Suits stars Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres and Rick Hoffman.
Korsh executive produces with Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic, as well as Anton Cropper, Daniel Arkin and Chris Downey.