USA Network is ordering up more legal drama.
The cable network has ordered 16 more episodes of the series suits,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Quite simply, Suits is as good as it gets. Sophisticated storytelling, sharp dialogue, and award-worthy performances make this show a cornerstone of our original programming lineup,” said USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber in a joint statement.
Created by Aaron Korsh, “Suits” was the summer’s top cable drama among adults 18-49. The summer finale hit ratings highs across all demographics and viewers, averaging 4.5 million, according to the trade publication.
“Suits” centers on hotshot Manhattan lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) who hires an associate Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), who has a brilliant legal mind but a troubled past – and no law degree. Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle co-star in the Universal Cable Productions/Hypnotic series.
The second half of Season 2, which consists of six episodes, will return in January.
With its Season 3 pickup, “Suits” joins recently renewed USA shows “White Collar,” “Royal Pains” and “Covert Affairs.”