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Suits Renewed For Ninth And Final Season At USA Network

USA Network is hanging up its Suits after season 9. 

The cabler announced on Wednesday that it had officially renewed the legal drama series for a ninth turn on the small screen — and that the impending season will be its last. 

Suits creator Aaron Korsh issued an in-depth statement, obtained by Entertainment Weekly, regarding the renewal-slash-cancellation news, in which he thanked everyone involved with the series, those who believed in him when it felt like he would never get the project off the ground back before it scored a series order in January 2011, and his family for their constant support throughout the years. 

"Though I know it isn't true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer's very first hour long script. These days that's a common thing, but forty seven years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and UCP. First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom Suits would never have gotten made," wrote Korsh. "I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead, and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years. And to the exceptional writers, cast and crew — thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, Suits would be nothing."

He continued, shifting his attention to the viewers at home who have kept Suits alive for so many seasons, and who were never afraid to voice their opinions on the directions in which the series' interwoven stories traveled: "And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the Suits family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks — thank you for always speaking your mind. Without you, I might start to think I'm getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully sometimes delighting you with the final episodes."

Concluded Korsh, "Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away, for me to get to live my dream. I love you. Love, Aaron."

USA Network president Chris McCumber, who also serves as the president of Syfy, added, "Suits has played an instrumental role in our network's DNA for nearly a decade. I and everyone at USA Network sincerely thank Aaron Korsh, our partners at UCP and the entire Suits family for their tremendous creativity, devotion, and support over a truly amazing run."

Currently half-way through its eighth season, Suits is the last remaining series in USA Network's Blue Skies programming slate, which included more upbeat scripted originals like Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, Psych, and Necessary Roughness. The show has gone through some big shake-ups in recent years — namely in 2017, when original cast members Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, who played Rachel Zane and Mike Ross, respectively, announced they would be leaving the series after season 7. Both Markle, who is now the Duchess of Sussex, and Ross had been with Suits since the very beginning. 

Some may have seen the end of Suits coming, and now that its conclusion is fast-approaching, so too is USA Network's Blue Skies era. 

Before Suits wraps up, USA Network will also say goodbye to another of its most successful series: Mr. Robot. The psychological thriller spurred the network to venture into darker and grittier territory, pulling away from the more lighthearted vibes of the Blue Skies bunch for projects like The Sinner, The Purge, Queen of the South, and Treadstone, the upcoming Bourne franchise spin-off. With both Mr. Robot and Suits coming to a close, USA Network will likely position one of its existing series as its new "headliner," so to speak. Either that, or it will pick up a sizzling-hot new project to serve as its defining show. We're excited to see what will happen from here.