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USA Renews 'Suits' for Second Season

8/11/2011 12:53 PM Eastern

USA Network announced Thursday the renewal of their freshman original series, Suits, for a 16-episode second season.

Since premiering June 23, the series, about a college dropout who gets hired by a New York corporate law firm, has averaged 6.3 million total viewers and 2.8 million in the 18-49 demo, making it the most-watched telecast in its time slot.

Suits has also averaged 2.9 million viewers 25-54 and 1.2 million viewers 18-34.

"Suits exceeded our expectations on every level with its sharp writing, engaging ensemble cast and incredible production values," USA co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber said in a release. "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 will conclude its first season on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 10 p.m.

USA also has been expected to renew its other freshman drama hit, Necessary Roughness, though no announcement on that front has emerged from the NBCUniversal outlet yet.

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