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Mr. Robot renewed for third season

Who didn't see this coming?

Mr. Robot, one of the USA Network's most watched, critically-acclaimed series, has been renewed for a third season.

The network announced the renewal in a press release today, with NBCUniversal president of entertainment, Chris McCumber, hailing it as a "cultural zeitgeist." The show is midway through its sophomore season, and while reception hasn't been as strong as it was during its debut run, the ratings are continuing to hold. Most importantly for the network, which is trying to redefine itself after years of being the go-to place for reruns of Law & Order and other procedurals, Mr. Robot represents a shift in audience (finally securing the important 18-34-year-old group) as it moves forward with original programming.

The series has also received multiple awards for its first season, including two Golden Globes, three People's Choice Awards and the TCA accolade for Outstanding New Program. The series follows a hacker named Elliot (Rami Malek) who must confront his own mental health issues while simultaneously taking down one of the biggest financial conglomerates in America, E-Corp. Along with Malek, the show stars celebrated actor Christian Slater, Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday.

Mr. Robot airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET on USA.