USA Network Orders More ‘Suits’

The cable network will try a 16-episode second season of the lawyer drama on for size

"Suits," a modest hit about slick Manhattan corporate lawyers, has been given a second season, USA Network announced Thursday.

The order is for 16 episodes, up four from its first-season commitment.

"'Suits' exceeded our expectations on every level with its sharp writing, engaging ensemble cast and incredible production values," said USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.

The series, which stars Gabriel Macht as a hotshot associate at a high-profile firm and Patrick J. Adams as his irrepressible new associate, has averaged 6.3M viewers overall and 2.8M in the 18-49 demographic.

The first-season finale of "Suits" airs Thursday, September 8 at 10 p.m.