Suits 2017? Series creator Aaron Korsh confirms that the cast are contracted through Season 7, representing one less obstacle towards a potential USA renewal, per Collider:
We’re not usually supposed to talk about that, but the cast is under contract through Season 7. I think their original contracts were through Season 6, but some time ago, they extended through Season 7. When they’re starting shows, they have to get the cast under contract for more seasons because, most of the time, the cast is obviously the face of the show. But, writers’ initial contracts are usually much less. I think about it more in terms of creatively. That’s usually what I think about when I think about how long things should go.
As for the longevity of the series, Korsh says he doesn’t have a definitive end date mapped out, though he does envisage the series running at least seven seasons:
I have career and family to think about, so I have to contemplate it sometimes. If a question is posed to me from a storytelling standpoint, like “How much story do you think you have?,” I really don’t know. Every year, I’m petrified we’re not going to come up with something, but every year, fortunately, we have. It’s hard. Doing this show is amazing. It’s a dream come true. I didn’t even have the dream, so it’s beyond a dream come true. But, it’s also consuming. It’s a 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year endeavor. At some point, there will come a time when either I, individually, or we, collectively – studio, network, cast, writers – think it’s time to go. I’ve always said that I think seven seasons would be the minimum that we would do, and then beyond that, we’ll see.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the status of Suits Season 7…