A no-brainer renewal from USA Network: The cable network has picked up drama Suits for a third season with a 16-episode order. The series, starring Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams, is coming off a strong summer portion of its second season as the Universal Cable Prods.-produced legal series seems to be hitting its stride. “Quite simply, Suits is as good as it gets,” USA Network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said. “Sophisticated storytelling, sharp dialogue, and award-worthy performances make this show a cornerstone of our original programming lineup.” The summer finale of Suits drew 6.5 million viewers and posted series highs across all demos. Suits returns in January with six new episodes to wrap up Season 2.
The series is executive produced by Aaron Korsh. Doug Liman and David Bartis of Hypnotic also serve as executive producers. Suits joins Royal Pains, White Collar and Covert Affairs, which also were recently renewed.