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USA Sets ‘Suits’ Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torres

USA Network will use the season seven finale of its drama series Suitsas a backdoor pilot for a potential series spinoff, the network said Wednesday.

TheSuitsspinoff will star Gina Torres, who played powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson on the show, said network officials.Suitscreator and executive producer Aaron Korsh as well as executive producer Daniel Arkin will serve as executive producers for the spinoff.

The spinoff will feature Torres as a lawyer adjusting to her new life dealing with Chicago politics, said the network.

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R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.