USA sets Suits season 7 renewal, Falling Water and Eyewitness premieres
The USA Network announced today that the network has ordered a 7th season pick up for the popular drama, Suits. The Universal Cable Production series was a steady performer last season, averaging about 3M viewers. The sixth season is currently airing Wednesdays at 9/8c.
SUITS has centered on the fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm, Pearson Specter Litt — but last season, their world was shaken to its core when Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) signed a two-year plea deal admitting his fraud to spare his colleagues Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Jessica (Gina Torres) and Louis (Rick Hoffman).
In Season 6, Mike deals with the harsh realities of prison life, while his relationship with his fiancé Rachel (Meghan Markle) and the future of the firm is unknown. With Pearson Specter Litt’s troubles at a peak, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) must help bring them all together to not only save the firm, but also the friendships they have all dedicated their entire career and lives to.
From Universal Cable Productions, SUITS was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh (“The Deep End”). Doug Liman (“Covert Affairs,” ”The Bourne Trilogy,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), David Bartis (“Covert Affairs,” “The O.C.”) and Gene Klein (“Covert Affairs”) of Hypnotic serve as executive producers. Daniel Arkin (“90210”) and Rick Muirragui (“Men of a Certain Age,” “The Good Guys”) and Silver Tree (“The Real O’Neals,” “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”) also serve as executive producers.
Also announced this week were the October premiere dates for the network’s newest original dramas FALLING WATER, from executive producers Gale Anne Hurd (“The Walking Dead”) and Blake Masters (“Brotherhood”), and EYEWITNESS, from executive producer Adi Hasak (“Shades of Blue”). FALLING WATER and EYEWITNESS also hail from Universal Cable Productions.
The announcement was made at the bi-annual gathering of the Television Critics Association by Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.
FALLING WATER will premiere on Thursday, October 13 at 10/9c. The series follows the story of three unrelated people who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. The deeper they dig, the more they come to realize that the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world. Lizzie Brocheré (“American Horror Story: Asylum”), David Ajala (“Fast & Furious 6”) and Will Yun Lee (“Hawaii 5-0”) star.
The series, from Universal Cable Productions, is executive produced by Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment, Masters and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) who also directed the pilot. The late Emmy® Award-winner Henry Bromell (“Homeland”) executive produced the pilot.
As for EYEWITNESS, that series will premiere on Sunday, October 16 at 10/9c. The show is a crime thriller that delves into the lives of two teenage boys after they secretly meet up in a cabin, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen — and when you witness a horrible event, it changes everything. Adapted from the critically acclaimed Norwegian drama “Øyevitne,” the series stars Julianne Nicholson (“Black Mass,” “Masters of Sex”), Gil Bellows (“Ascension,” “11.22.63”), Tyler Young (“Empire”), and James Paxton (“Term Life”).
From Universal Cable Productions, EYEWITNESS is executive produced by Hasak. Jarl Emsell Larsen and Scott Peters (“V,” “The 4400”) and Jackie de Crinis also serve as executive producers. Peters will also direct multiple episodes of the series and Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight,” “Miss You Already”) will executive produce the pilot and direct the first two episodes.