The A&E Network has picked up a second season of The Cleaner, its top original drama in network history.

Benjamin Bratt stars as William "The Cleaner" Banks, who vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others kick. He leads an unconventional team that saves people by any means necessary. The show, which is inspired by the true story of "extreme interventionist" Warren Boyd, (a co-executive producer) was the network’s first scripted series in more than six years when it debuted in July 2008.

It goes into production on thirteen all-new episodes expected to premiere in 2009.

The Cleaner averaged 4.2 million total viewers in its first season, including 2.4 million adults aged 25-54 and 2.2 million adults aged 18-49 in primetime. It roughly doubled the audience of the previous two series (Nero Wolfe and 100 Centre Street) in those demographics.