Suits, USA Network’s longest-running original scripted series on the the air, has been renewed for a 16-season seventh season for a premiere in 2017. The pickup comes three episodes into legal drama’s Season 6 run and will push Suits through the 100-episode mark, the fifth USA scripted series to do that after Monk, Burn Notice, Psych and Royal Pains.
Suits, from Universal Cable Prods, continues to be a solid ratings performer, averaging more than 3 million total viewers and 1.1 million P18-49 in Live+3 in its sixth season to date. That is off slightly from Season 5.
The current season focuses on Mike (Patrick J. Adams) facing the tough reality of prison life, with his relationship with his fiancée Rachel (Meghan Markle), and the future of Pearson Specter Litt hanging in the balance. Gabriel Macht, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman also star.
The series, which airs Wednesdays at 9 PM, was created by Aaron Korsh, who executive produces with Doug Liman, David Bartis, Daniel Arkin and Rick Muirragui.