BBC acquires Suits, St. Denis Medical And The Best Man: The Final Chapters

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The BBC has acquired all nine seasons of the hit American legal drama Suits; mockumentary St. Denis Medical; and the series continuation of the hit Best Man films, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, for BBC iPlayer and TV channels.

The three titles have been acquired from NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution.

Suits

Set in a New York City law firm, Suits stars Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, who uses his photographic memory to talk his way into a job as an associate working for successful ‘closer’ Harvey Spector, played by Gabriel Macht, despite being a college dropout who never attended law school.

Together they win lawsuits and close cases, while at the same time hiding Mike’s secret. Suits boasts a stellar ensemble cast which also includes Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, Katherine Heigl, and Meghan Markle.

St. Denis Medical

St. Denis Medical is a new workplace comedy set in an underfunded and understaffed Oregon hospital.

At St. Denis Medical Centre, the dedicated doctors and nurses are trying their best to treat patients whilst maintaining their own sanity.

The series stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper, Kaliko Kauahi, Kahyun Kim, and David Alan Grier.

The Best Man: The Final Chapters

Based on the eponymous Universal film franchise written and directed by Malcom D. Lee, The Best Man: The Final Chapters catches up with characters Harper, Robyn, Jordan, Lance, Quentin, Shelby, Candace, and Murch.

The series explores how each of their relationships have evolved and how past grievances resurface in the unpredictable stages of midlife crisis meets midlife renaissance.

Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, said: “This is a really exciting and enjoyable trio of star-studded series: the hotly-anticipated comedy, St. Denis Medical, the sassy, romantic comedy-drama, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, and the smart and stylish legal drama, Suits.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to bring them all to BBC viewers.”

Suits is produced by UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is created and executive produced by Aaron Korsh.

Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic also serve as executive producers.

St. Denis Medical is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The series is written and executive produced by Justin Spitzer and Eric Ledgin with Simon Heuer also executive producing.

Ruben Fleischer serves as director and executive producer on the pilot.

The Best Man: The Final Chapters is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

The series is executive produced by Malcolm D. Lee, Dayna Lynne North, Dominique Telson and Sean Daniel.