When it comes to “Suits,” there was never a question as to if it would come back; it was more of a decision as to when the renewal was going to be made official.
USA confirmed that their hit series will be back for a fourth season made up of 16 episodes, and it will premiere at some point in the summer of 2014. This news comes prior to the airing of the second half of the show’s third season starting up early next year, which will feature guest appearances from Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps along with Stephen Macht, the real-life father of series star Gabriel Macht.
In his statement discussing the big “Suits” news, USA’s programming head (now solo after previously sharing the title with the since-promoted Jeff Wachtel) Chris McCumber had the following to say:
“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. Aaron Korsh consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season.”
At the moment, we really don’t think that there is a better anchor or ratings contender on the network than “Suits,” especially when you consider that the ratings for “White Collar” in particular are not as strong as they once were. With “Burn Notice” off the air now and “Psych” likely ending soon, this show and “Covert Affairs” are really the new anchors. “Suits” is also helped thanks to the sole feeling that creatively, this is the strongest thing that the network has going for it. We care about all of these fictional people, even when they are horrible, enough to make us root for them. We know that in particular, Mike Ross is going to have a difficult time this season, as he tries to move forward following the revelation that Louis Litt made in the summer finale.
Do you want to read some more scoop on the second half of “Suits” season 3? Then just be sure to click here, where you can find out about the latest guest actor stopping by (who also has some other cable connections).