8:49am PT by Jethro Nededog
USA Network Gives 'Suits' a Second Season
The decision is in and USA Network is giving its legal drama, Suits, another year. The network ordered 16 episodes for the show’s sophomore season.
Since its debut on June 23, the series has performed well for the network in its Thursday at 10 p.m. slot in the 18-49, 25-54, and 18-34 demos. It’s also USA Network’s third best freshman series in those demos and in total viewers (6.34 million).
“Suits exceeded our expectations on every level with its sharp writing, engaging ensemble cast and incredible production values,” says USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel. “Quickly embraced by our viewers, critics and the industry as a series that pushes the envelope of the USA brand, we needed no further evidence to greenlight a second season.”
Suits takes place in the competitive world of Manhattan corporate law. Gabriel Macht (Love and Other Drugs) stars as the hotshot associate Harvey Specter and and Patrick J. Adams (Lost) plays his new hire, Mike Ross, a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout. The series co-stars Rick Hoffman (Samantha Who), Gina Torres (Firefly), Sarah Rafferty (Brothers & Sisters) and Meghan Markle (CSI Miami).
From Universal Cable Productions, the series was created by co-exec producer Aaron Korsh and executive produced by Doug Liman and David Bartis.
Suits will wrap up its 12-episode first season with its finale on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m.