Katherine Heigl’s ‘Suits’ sets its end date for next year; here’s why it’s an end of an era
Jan 25, 2019
SALT LAKE CITY — Katherine Heigl’s “Suits” will come to an end after its ninth season, according to multiple reports.
The USA Network announced Wednesday ahead of its Season 8 premiere that the show will receive a ninth season, TV Line reported.
However: Season 9 will be the final season in the show’s historic run.
- The ninth season will only have 10 episodes next year.
Challenges: The show experienced a number of changes over the years:
- Gina Torres left the show back in 2016.
- The show’s leads, Patrick Adams and Meghan Markle (yes, that Meghan Markle) left the show last year.
- Katherine Heigl replaced Markle and has been co-starring with Dule Hill.
By the numbers: “Suits” remains the highest-rated series on the USA Network after eight seasons.
End of an era: As Uproxx notes, the show is the final program from the “Characters Welcome” era on the USA Network, which included shows such as “Royal Pains,” “Psych,” “Burn Notice” and “Covert Affairs.”
- “The network has since moved into its “We the Bold” era, and while its programming — anchored by ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘Sinner,’ ‘Queen of the South,’ and ‘The Purge’ — is better and more critically acclaimed, there’s still something to be said for those throwaway procedurals, which were at one time perfect background noise,” according to Uproxx.
Spin-off: Don’t worry. There will be more “Suits” content. Torres will reportedly star in the “Pearson” spinoff (though there’s no release date), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show will focus on politics and align with the new era of USA Network shows.