‘Suits’ To Make Its Broadcast Debut This Fall On MyNetworkTV In The Wake Of Its 2023 Streaming Explosion

‘Suits’ To Make Its Broadcast Debut This Fall On MyNetworkTV In The Wake Of Its 2023 Streaming Explosion

Suits, a long-running mainstay on cable’s USA Network that became a streaming phenomenon last year, will make its broadcast debut this fall on MyNetwork TV.

The show’s slot in Fox’s Monday-through-Friday syndicated programming block, which reaches 97% of U.S. TV homes, will mark the first time it will be available on free television. A premiere date has not yet been announced.

The legal drama, which premiered on USA Network in 2011, became a streaming phenomenon when it landed on Netflix and NBCUniversal’s Peacock in 2023. Even though the Netflix run was non-exclusive (the show’s full nine seasons can only be streamed on Peacock), it racked up viewing minutes in the tens of billions and broke a number of Nielsen records. The surge of interest led to NBCU and creator Aaron Korsh to plot out an entire Suits universe, with new iteration Suits: L.A. landing a pilot order last February.

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Suits is distributed to broadcast television by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. Along with Korsh, Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic also serve as executive producers of the series.

“It’s become increasingly more difficult, if not impossible, to launch obscure product on broadcast TV,” said Frank Cicha, EVP of Programming for Fox Television Stations, whose role also encompasses MyNetworkTV. “Suits is arguably the most buzzworthy scripted series of the last half-decade, and MyNet looks forward to amplifying its success by introducing it to the broadcast television audience. And we’re discussing some fun ways to do just that.”

Sean O’Boyle, EVP and National Syndication Sales Manager, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios, said the streaming popularity of the series makes it “the right show at the right time to engage linear TV audiences.”