USA Tries on Third Season of 'Suits'

Legal Drama Was Summer's Top Scripted Series among 18-34,18-49, 25-54 Demos

USA has ordered a 16-episode third season of its legal drama Suits.

For the first half of its second season, the legal series was this summer's top scripted series among persons 18 to 34 and to 18 to 49, and adults 25 to 54. The Aug. 23 summer finale drew 6.5 million total viewers.

"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 statement.

Suits returns in January to wrap its second season.