USA Networks is no slouch when it comes to the summer fun. And the networks newest series, the Doug Liman produced Covert Affairs, has officially been green-lit for a second season. This comes after six straight weeks of increasing ratings with the latest episode pulling in 5.36 million viewers. By comparison, the show’s lead in, White Collar, now in its second season, pulled in a smaller but still respectable 4.48 million viewers on its most recent episode.

Covert Affairs follows the life of CIA rookie agent Annie Walker played by Piper Perabo. Think ALIAS the beginning, minus the sci-fi elements. Every week is an hour of pure escapist entertainment with some heart. If you haven’t seen the show yet, they you have no idea what you’re missing.

Covert Affairs also boasts a very talented supporting cast including Christopher Gorham who plays Annie’s tech support partner, former Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy as fellow CIA officer Jai Wilcox, Kari Matchett as Annie’s superior in the DPD (Domestic Protection Division), and the always talented Peter Gallagher as CIA Director Arthur Campbell.

USA has a long history of really pushing their shows if they make it to season two (which almost every one of them have done). Usually the show will receive a mid-season run to go along with the summer run. The most recent of which being Royal Pains, which will be returning in January for the second half of its second season. But the network knows when to step back and give its crew creative freedom, so I have no worries about Covert Affairs‘ future.

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