How USA Network Turned Suits Into Its First Scripted Series Franchise

Spinoff Pearson debuts alongside the drama’s final season

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During its nearly four decades of existence, USA Network has never aired a spinoff series from one of its scripted shows, but that streak ends tonight with the debut of new drama Pearson. The new series revolves around the character of Jessica Pearson, played by Gina Torres on Suits, and airs directly after Suits, which returns for its ninth and final season.

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