By Tim Kenneally
Fear not, “Suits” fans; your show will be back for another season.
USA has renewed the series for a 16-episode fourth season, while the series’ creator and showrunner, Aaron Korsh, has signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions. Under the deal, Korsh will continue working on “Suits” while developing new scripted series.
The series, which stars Gabriel Macht as driven lawyer Harvey Specter and Patrick J. Adams as his not-technically-legal associate Mike Ross, has performed well for the network, placing in the top 5 of TV’s primetime scripted series among the 18-49 demographic most sought by advertisers in the third quarter of this year.
“As a leading cable drama, ‘Suits’ is at the top of its game and continues to grow in the key demographics, drawing a passionate, young and loyal audience,” USA Network president Chris McCumber said in a statement. “Aaron Korsh consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season.”
“From the beginning, we’ve seen ‘Suits’ as a long term player for the studio and we look forward to extending our relationship with Aaron,” added Jeff Wachtel, president and chief content officer, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment and head of Universal Cable Productions, said. “Harvey, Mike and the rest of the ‘Suits’ crew are characters that have created a dedicated and enthusiastic audience.”
The current third season of “Suits,” which premiered in July and aired its most recent episode Sept. 17, will resume early next year, following the Olympics. Olympic phenomenon Michael Phelps and Macht’s father, Stephen Macht, will guest-star in the upcoming episodes.