USA Network took the top two slots in this category, with Suits winning the closing argument with its deft combination of legal acumen, office intrigue, strong performances and wit, with USA doing what it does so well in all of its series. Gabriel Macht stars as legendary law partner, Harvey Specter, and SAG Award-nominee Patrick J. Adams stars as his brilliant, but not-technically-legal associate Mike Ross. Despite his lack of bonafide credentials, Mike’s photographic memory and encyclopedic legal knowledge make him an invaluable asset to Harvey. Season 2 brought the duo closer to discovery, along with some romantic complications for Mike and his only friend in the office, Rachel (Meghan Markle).
Suits returns in January with six episodes to wrap up its second season, and after becoming cable’s top drama among Adults 18-49 this past summer — and with its summer finale reaching 6.5 million total viewers — it should come as no surprise that it has been renewed for a 16-episode Season 3.
Best Legal/Political Show — Winner: Suits
Fairly Legal/USA Network 22%
Franklin & Bash/TNT 21%
Percentages may not total 100 due to rounding.
Channel Guide Magazine, the only monthly print and online publication dedicated to making finding what to watch on TV fast and entertaining, published the ballot for its first-annual Viewer’s Voice Awards in August 2012. Fans across the country cast their votes for the best and worst in cable TV in a variety of unusual categories.
Suits photo: © USA Network Credit: Robert Ascroft