Mandi Bierly
October 12, 2012 AT 08:28 PM EDT

USA has ordered a 16-episode third season of its legal drama Suits, last summer’s top cable show among adults 18-49. The series, which hit a season high when 6.5 million viewers tuned in for August’s summer finale, resumes its sophomore season in January with six new episodes.

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