USA network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel are more than pleased with the performance from freshman drama series Suits and Necessary Roughness. “The outlook is sunny,” McCumber said at last night’s NBC party during the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. “The future is so bright, we feel like wearing shades,” Wachtel added.
Timbuk3 references aside, the two shows have been doing good numbers, with both pulling in well over 4 million viewers every week. Last week, Suits topped the night among viewers 18-49 with 1.8 million of its 4.4 million falling into the demo.
Click below for more from EW’s chat with the execs, where they also talk about their search for a half-hour comedy that will make for a good partner with Modern Family in 2013, when the network’s syndication deal kicks in.