Nellie Andreeva

There will be a change at the helm of USA Network’s hot new legal drama Suits, which was recently renewed for a second season. Sean Jablonski, who served as executive producer/showrunner for the first season, is leaving. He will be succeeded by the series’ creator Aaron Korsh who is being promoted from co-executive producer to executive producer and new showrunner.

Jablonski was brought in for the series’ launch as Korsh had no producing experience and had only held staff writer jobs on 2 short-lived series, The Deep End and Notes From the Underbelly, before he created Suits. But during the first season, he impressed USA brass with his progress and has been deemed ready to take over the show next season. It is common for TV networks to bring in experienced showrunners for the initial order of a new series until the novice creators learn the ropes. CBS did that with its awards heavyweight The Good Wife, which was run by Dee Johnson for the first 13 episodes, with co-creators Michelle and Robert King taking over after that. Korsh will executive produce Suits alongside Doug Liman and David Bartis.

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