Suits to retire after season nine

USA Network has renewed the long-running Toronto-shot legal drama for a ninth and final season.
Suits - Season 8

Long-time Toronto-shot production Suits has been renewed for its ninth and final season.

The announcement was made ahead of the premiere of the second half of season eight, which launched on USA Network and Bravo (Canada) yesterday (Jan. 23). Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the series will return for 10 episodes later this year.

The series has been a significant economic driver for the city of Toronto during its run. According to an economic impact study released three years ago, the first five seasons of the show supported 2,300 jobs in Ontario and resulted in $102.8 million in production spending. Season five alone resulted in $25.74 million in spending said the report from Canada’s MNP LLP.

Created and exec produced by Aaron Krosh, the series follows a fictional NYC law firm. Earlier seasons of the show focused on lawyer Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht, pictured) and his legal protege Mike Ross (Canadian actor Patrick J. Adams), a lawyer who pretends to have his legal degree. Season seven of the show saw actors Adams and Meghan Markle, now Duchess of Sussex, depart. Season eight stars Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Amanda Schull, Dule Hill and Katherine Heigl as the firm continues to take on top corporate cases.

Exec producers include Doug Liman, David Bartis, Gene Klein, Genevieve Sparling, Ethan Drogin and Christopher Misiano.

Suits airs on Bravo in Canada and on USA Network in the U.S.