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USA renews final season of ‘In Plain Sight’

Cabler decides to end McCormack drama series

USA Network’s “In Plain Sight” will receive one last hurrah before saying goodbye.

Cabler is renewing the Mary McCormack starrer for a fifth and final eight-episode season, which will air in spring 2012.

Net also gave a second-season order to freshman series “Suits,” starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick Adams.

The fourth season of “In Plain Sight” ended Sunday, with ratings on the uptick. The finale was up 6% from a year ago, and the series averaged a healthy 4.9 million viewers overall and saw double-digit gains in the major demos.

“We’ve built a contract with the audience and want to give them a sense of closure,” USA Network co-prexy Jeff Wachtel told Variety.

USA has promoted the final run of a show before, giving a marketing victory lap to “Monk,” which, like “In Plain Sight,” was one of the building blocks of the net’s schedule.

“This is a show that is close to our hearts,” said co-president Chris McCumber, reiterating the importance of “In Plain Sight” and McCormack in establishing the net’s “Characters Welcome” brand. “It’s one of the main shows that built our business at USA. We owe it to them to pick up eight final episodes.”

McCormack stars as a U.S. marshal who works for the witness protection program. She must keep her federal witnesses alive while managing her own dysfunctional family.

Also returning are regulars Frederick Weller, Paul Ben Victor and Rachel Boston.

Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Dan Lerner and Natalie Chaidez are exec producers. Series, shot in Albuquerque, N.M., is produced by Universal Cable Prods.

“Suits,” which debuted June 23 and will end its 12-episode run Sept. 8, fared well in its 10 p.m. Thursday timeslot, averaging 6.3 million total viewers. UCP skein is exec produced by Doug Liman and David Bartis.

Net is expected to pick up Callie Thorne starrer “Necessary Roughness” in the next few weeks. “Suits” and “Necessary Roughness” opened within a week of each other in a crowed summer landscape and outperformed expectations.

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