USA Network announced that it will have an NBA legend in the lineup when the fifth season of the drama series “Suits” gets rolling. Charles Barkley, who has been working as an NBA analyst for TNT since his playing career ended, will make an appearance on the show.
“A longtime client of Pearson Specter Litt, Barkley surfaces in an effort to help Harvey make amends with a fellow partner at the firm,” the announcement notes. “Season five premieres on Wednesday, June 24, at 9/8c with Barkley scheduled to appear in an episode later this season.”
The announcement also notes: “Season 4.5 ended on a high note with the March 4 finale hitting a season high in live +7 in the key demos P18-49 (1.6MM) and P25-54 (1.8MM), and drew 3.4MM total viewers according to Nielsen. Overall, the second half of the dynamic fourth season drew an additional 1.6MM video-on-demand transactions according to Rentrak, pushing SUITS to a combined total audience of 5MM.”
In the runup to the June 24 season premiere, USA Network is television the “Suits Undressed” marathon, starting Saturday, June 20, at 9 a.m. ET. Every episode of season four will be televised.