The dynamic duo of Harvey Specter and Michael Ross are sticking around: USA has announced that its critically-acclaimed drama Suits has been renewed for season 4.
The network has ordered 16 episodes for the new season, which is expected to air sometime in 2014, most likely in the summer which is when previous seasons have premiered, though nothing has been made official on this front just yet. Creator Aaron Korsh will continue as showrunner, as he's signed an overall deal to not only continue with the show, but to also develop new series.
"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 press release. "Aaron Korsh consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season."
Jeff Wachtel, President and CCO of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment also released a statement, saying, "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. Harvey, Mike and the rest of the Suits crew are characters that have created a dedicated and enthusiastic audience."
Suits has been a more than reliable series for USA, as the drama was in the top five among scripted shows in the all-important 18-49 demographic when it aired this past summer. And it was the number one scripted series in its Tuesday night timeslot in the demo as well.
The series stars Gabriel Macht as lawyer Harvey Specter and Patrick J. Adams as his associate Mike Ross. Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle also star.
Even though Suits
has been renewed for a fourth season, it still has to finish out season 3, which will continue with the final six episodes of the season in 2014 once the Olympics have concluded. Olympian Michael Phelps will guest star when the show returns.
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