Although is started off with a drama-heavy, highly-rated premiere episode, "Suits" Season 6 wasn't able to maintain the spectacle as the show suffered slipping ratings throughout the first half of the season. The decline sparked cancellation rumors, further fueled by the exit of one of the show's mainstays.
"Suits" Season 6 charged the Wednesday cable line-up with "To Trouble," wherein the episode saw Mike Ross serving his prison sentence in a white-collar prison while Pearson Specter Litt rebuilding the firm's reputation.
The mid-season finale saw the departure of Gina Torres' Jessica Pearson after she successfully defended a death-row inmate. All things considered, Jessica decided to quit the firm and retire to a quieter life in Chicago.
Now that Mike's secret is out, the traction that stemmed from this mystery is gone. It appears, however, that showrunner Aaron Korsh still has more surprises up his sleeves, as USA Network confirms that the show is getting a Season 7 treatment.
"I just renewed [my deal with Universal Cable Productions] for two years, so I'm assuming we're likely to have a Season 7, and it's certainly possible we'll have a Season 8," Korsh told TVLine.
"I would say we're not in the upswing of the show's life cycle. There have been shows that have lasted a long time and much longer than us, twice as long at least. I don't know how close we are to the end, but I know we're very likely closer to the end than we are to the beginning."
For USA Network, the decision is a no-brainer, considering "Suits" is still its highest-rating scripted show.
In the meantime, there's a lot to look forward to in the second half of "Suits" Season 6. Now that Jessica is no longer part of the firm, there remains the discussion about the firm's future. Will it continue as Specter Litt? Or will they accept Robert Zane's offer and merge with his firm?
"And then Louis and Harvey are going to have a little bit of a struggle as to what they're going to do moving forward without Jessica, as you would imagine the two of them," Korsh teased, as reported by Deadline. "There's going to be a little conflict over who's running the show and what they're going to do."
"Suits" Season 6B will return to USA in January 2017.