Fans of the television series Suits will be happy to hear that it's renewing for a ninth season, however will be disappointed to learn that it will be their last.

The announcement from USA Network comes ahead of the premiere of the back half of Season 8, which debuts tonight on Lightbox.

They will begin filming the ninth season later this year and will consist of 10 juicy episodes.



The series, which hails from creator Aaron Korsh, has aired since 2011.

Korsh has released an emotional statement about the show coming to an end:

"Though I know it isn't true, it seems like only yesterday USA Network took a chance on an unestablished writer's very first hour-long script. These days that's a common thing, but 47 years ago when I first wrote the Untitled Korsh Project, nobody did it. Nobody except the people at USA and [Universal Cable Productions].

"First and foremost I would like to thank Alex Sepiol and Dennis Kim, without whom Suits would never have gotten made. I also cannot thank Bill McGoldrick, Jeff Wachtel, Bonnie Hammer, Chris McCumber, Ted Chervin, Dave Bartis, Gene Klein, Doug Liman, Dawn Olmstead and everyone at the network and studio enough for their dedication and support throughout the years.

"And to the exceptional writers, cast and crew — thank you for your passion and devotion, without which, Suits would be nothing.

"And last but never least, to the fans who have stuck with the Suits family through thick and thin, through can-openers and flashbacks — thank you for always speaking your mind. Without you, I might start to think I'm getting the hang of this writing thing. And once that happens, nobody wins. I look forward to enraging and hopefully sometimes delighting you with the final episodes.

"Finally, to my wife Kate and my children Cooper and Lucy. Thank you for enduring countless late nights and times away, for me to get to live my dream. I love you. Love, Aaron."



The news of Suits' end comes almost a year after it lost original cast members Patrick J Adams and Meghan Markle, who left the show at the end of season 7.