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Pearson is an American political drama television series created by Aaron Korsh and Daniel Arkin that premiered on USA Network. It is a spin-off of Suits and stars Gina Torres, reprising her role of Jessica Pearson. It premiered on July 17, 2019 and was cancelled after a single season.

The series follows Jessica Pearson as she embarks on a new career as a fixer for the mayor of Chicago. She has to navigate the seedy world of Chicago politics while dealing with allegiances that are constantly shifting as the balance of power shifts from player to player.

This series examples of the following tropes:

  • Blackmail: It's revealed fairly early on that Pat McGann has something on Bobby, but what it is, has yet to be revealed.
  • Corrupt Politician: Bobby Novak is many things, squeaky clean is hardly one of them, resulting in him having to hire Jessica Pearson to shut down a lawsuit.
  • Poorly-Disguised Pilot: The show and its premise are all introduced in an episode of Suits where Jessica calls Harvey down to Chicago.
  • Spinoff: The show is a spinoff of the USA show Suits.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Gina Torres is 5' 10" in her bare feet. When Jessica is in heels, she towers over everybody.