USA Greenlights 'Suits' For Fourth Season

USA Network has renewed its original drama series Suits for a fourth season, the network announced Thursday.

The series, which centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm, rated among the top five primetime cable shows among adults 18-49 and 25-54, according to network officials. The 16-episode season four tilt will debut in first quarter 2014 following the Winter Olympics.

Additionally, Suits creator and showrunner Aaron Korsh has signed an overall deal with Universal Cable Productions to continue his work on the series as well as to develop new scripted series for the Character's Welcome network, according to USA officials.

“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,” said Chris McCumber, USA Network president said in a statement. “Aaron Korsh consistently pushes the boundaries of storytelling and the series promises to deliver a provocative fourth season.”

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