Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is a genius. However, you wouldn't know it by looking at him. A former college dropout, he supports himself by selling marijuana and taking tests for college hopefuls, none of it challenging his eidetic memory and sky-high IQ. Everything changes the day he meets Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht). A shark in the water, Harvey is one of New York's top "closers" - lawyers who specialize in tricky clients with million dollar payouts. Harvey doesn't care about feelings and doesn't play well with others, but at the behest of his boss Jessica (Gina Torres), he finds himself in the market for a protege.
Fleeing from a drug deal gone wrong, Mike has no idea that he's stumbled into the interview room for Harvey's new associate. But Harvey knows talent when he sees it. Mike can rattle off statistics and quote legal precedent better than any judge, so Harvey hires him immediately as a new lawyer for the firm.
Mike has never been to law school.
It's this secret that drives Suits, one of USA's newest summertime hits. Originally titled A Legal Mind, it began as a freelance pilot dropped on the desks of David Bartis and Gene Klein. It was then picked up by Universal Cable Productions and sculpted into a comedy-drama about life, law and lies.
You see, if the truth gets out, Mike could lose a lot more than just his job. And with suspicious supervisor Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) on his case, not to mention the beautiful paralegal Rachel (Meghan Markle) making demands of his heart, discovery seems almost inevitable. Only Harvey is on his side, and with all the bickering between them, it may not be enough.
Tune into USA to see more of this unlikely partnership both in and out of the courtroom. Suits airs on Thursdays at 10/9 Central and is currently in its second season.
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Suits Full Episode Guide
Harvey, Louis and Donna are on the lookout for a connection to Sutter's inside trading; Mike goes to extremes to get Kevin on board; and Rachel and Jessica deliver bad news to Leonard Bailey.
Harvey protects Sutter from Cahill; Mike's past could ruin his mission; Rachel and Jessica search for evidence to re-open Bailey's case; and Louis woos Tara with a trip to the Hamptons.
Mike seeks to gain Kevin's trust while Harvey sets into motion a risky plan; Jessica improves the firm's reputation; Rachel encounters a roadblock; and Louis enlists Donna's help in a matter of the heart.
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USA Network brings two new scripted series to their summer TV lineup. "Suits": A legal drama with a twist, this series follows one of Manhattan's most high profile corporate lawyers, Harvey Specter, as he searches for a new associate. Throughout the search he is only impressed by one candidate, the one guy who never graduated law school. Enter Mike, he's the genius (and sexy) college dropout who couldn't be more suited for the position.