USA Network has announced it renewed its "Suits" legal drama for a ninth and final season.

"'Suits' has played an instrumental role in our network's DNA for nearly a decade," Chris McCumber, president of USA Network and Syfy, said in a statement.

"I and everyone at USA Network sincerely thank (creator) Aaron Korsh, our partners at Universal Cable Productions and the entire 'Suits' family for their tremendous creativity, devotion and support over a truly amazing run."

The show about people who work at a New York law firm that specializes in corporate cases began in 2011.

It initially starred Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle, who is now the wife of Britain's Prince Harry.

The current cast of Suits includes Macht, Hoffman, Rafferty, Katherine Heigl, Dule Hill, Wendell Pierce and Amanda Schull.

The second half of Season 8 premiered last Wednesday.

The 10 episodes of Season 9 are expected to begin airing later this year.

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