The USA drama, and it's aptly attired cast, return for a second season in 2013

By Mandi Bierly
Updated January 04, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

JAN. 17, 10 PM ? USA

The civil war may be over at the Pearson Hardman law firm now that Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) and her closer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) have ousted founder Daniel Hardman (David Costabile), but the fighting isn’t done. “They’re weakened as a firm, and the world knows it,” creator Aaron Korsh says. “[They] have to do something about this onslaught of attacks from firm after firm, and that creates conflict between Harvey and Jessica.” While that puts Harvey’s brilliant associate Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) in the middle, it also paves the way for guest stars, including The Wire’s Wendell Pierce as the attorney father of paralegal Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle), and Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill as a possible solution to the firm’s woes. Meanwhile, Mike and Rachel try to get past his dalliance with a married ex. Promises Korsh: “They’re going to come a really long way.”