USA Preps Fan-Driven 'Suits' Marathon

The NBCUniversal-owned cable network continues its commitment to engaging with its audience through "Suits After Hours."

Suits is taking a page out of Psych's book.

USA Network announced it is holding its first fan-centric marathon for Suits, dubbed Suits After Hours -- similar in vein to targeted marathons for Psych -- on Friday, June 6, from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT. The marathon comes less than a week before Suits kicks off season four Wednesday, June 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Beginning Thursday through May 4, fans can choose the six episodes at the Suits website, The marathon will highlight the six main characters, starting with Harvey at 12 a.m., followed by Donna, Mike, Jessica, Rachel and finally Louis.

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The recent Psych marathons, Night of a Million Goodbyes (ahead of the March 26 series finale) and Psych All-Night, had similar conceits with various castmembers' messages and favorite episodes playing on the hour.

Additionally, USA says viewers watching the marathon have the opportunity to play Suits Live, on a second screen where they can compete against others on their devices by answering polls, trivia and their responses during the telecasts. A promise of prizes serves as one of the incentives USA hopes will drive viewers to participate. Another potential draw: select fan-created Instagram videos may be broadcast during the six-hour marathon.

USA is no stranger to implementing fan-driven initiatives for various series, most notably Psych. Doing the same for current scripted programs in its arsenal signals the network's continued commitment to engagement with its viewers through non-traditional avenues.

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