'Suits' Will End After Season 9, Series Creator Thanks Cast Crew for 'Passion' and 'Devotion'
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The announcement arrives ahead of the premiere of the back half of season 8 which is set to debut on January 23.

AceShowbiz - USA Network has renewed "Suits" for season 9, which also serves as the show's last. The network announces the renewal ahead of the premiere of the back half of season 8 which is set to debut on Wednesday, January 23.

" 'Suits' has played an instrumental role in our network's DNA for nearly a decade," said Chris McCumber, president of USA Network and SYFY. "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."

Korsh, series creator of the legal drama that starred Meghan Markle until season 7, also released a lengthy message in which he reflected on times he worked on the series. "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," he said.

He thanked Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, "without whom Suits would never have gotten made." He continued, "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. 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," he went on saying.

At the end of his statement, he gave a shout-out to his wife Kate and 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," he concluded.

Season 8 of "Suits" stars Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Wendell Pierce, Amanda Schull and Katherine Heigl. The second half of the season will pick up with Hoffman's Louis as the new managing partner at Zane Specter Litt. The network previously announced that a spin-off centering Gina Torress' Jessica titled "Pearson" is currently in the works.

"Suits" airs Wednesdays at 10 P.M. on USA Network.

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