The series finale of Suits aired on USA Network in September and featured the surprise twist of Harvey and Donna getting engaged and married in relatively quick fashion. Despite it being a surprise in regard to the story, the show’s promo department accidentally spoiled the news, while some of its extras ruined the surprise of Harvey leaving the law firm.
As a result, showrunner Aaron Korsh tweeted that he had made some last-minute changes to the season nine finale. Yet, after the show aired, he told Deadline that he had lied to fans to add some doubt as to how the series would end.
USA Network announced it was canceling Suits in January 2019 after a ratings drop following the departure of central characters Rachel Zane and Mike Ross, played by Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams. The series peaked in season five with an average of 2 million viewers per episode, but was drawing only 1.3 million viewers per episode in season seven.