12:30pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Suits' Renewed for Sixth Season at USA Network
Suits isn't going anywhere on USA Network.
The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has renewed the drama for a 16-episode sixth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The series, produced by Universal Cable Productions and Aaron Korsh, returned for its fifth season last week with 3.4 million total viewers and 1.3 million adults 18-49.
"Suits has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA," USA Network president Chris McCumber said. "From the incredible onscreen performances and brilliant writing to the aspirational lifestyle portrayed, we look forward to continuing to bring viewers into the world of Suits every week."
The series stars Gabriel Macht and ranks as USA's second longest-running series, behind only Royal Pains. The drama is one of the holdovers from its "Blue Skies" days and comes as USA is exploring darker tones, courting millennials with such series as the recently renewed Mr. Robot and upcoming Complications, Colony and Queen of the South.
"Suits has delivered a smart and sexy roller-coaster ride for five seasons," said Jeff Wachtel, chief content officer at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and UCP president. "Aaron Korsh has some great surprises for the audience at the end of season five that should really set future seasons on an exciting new course."
USA's roster of originals also includes Graceland and Satisfaction as well as half-hour Playing House. On the pilot side, USA has a remake of feature Shooter in the works as well as Falling Water and Paradise Pictures.