USA will premiere season 8 on July 18, after saying goodby to two beloved characters Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) in the season 7 finale. Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment said, “While we’re excited for Season 8, everyone at USA will deeply miss Patrick and Meghan, and are grateful for the talent and commitment they brought to SUITS season after season. We wish each of them nothing but the very best,” in a press release.
In season 8, Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”) joins the “Suits” cast as a series regular alongside Macht, Sarah Rafferty (Donna Paulsen), Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt) and new series regular Dulé Hill (Alex Williams).
““Suits” centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), his intelligent but delicate partner, Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), and secretary-turned-COO Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty). After surviving leadership turmoil and the loss of key partners, the trio continues to tackle top corporate cases with the support of the formidable Alex Williams (Dulé Hill) and the undeniably talented Katrina Bennett (Amanda Schull). After muscling her way into the firm, powerhouse attorney Samantha Wheeler (Katherine Heigl) joins the ranks of Specter Litt and challenges the status quo. Together, these top minds must rely on their knowledge, wit and intuition to keep their clients at bay and their firm afloat,” from NBCUniversal.
It all begins again when “Suits” season 8 premieres Wednesday, July 18 at 9 pm ET on USA Network.