‘Suits’ Renewed for Season 8 as Patrick J. Adams Officially Exits

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USA Network has officially renewed Suits for an eighth season. The pickup, which has been expected since November, will keep the Aaron Korsh-created drama going after stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle wrap their runs in the second half of season seven (which returns March 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT).

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Dule Hill has been promoted to series regular. The actor and Psych grad returned to the NBCUniversal-owned cable network last year when he booked a recurring role on Suits. Hill joins returning stars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty and Rick Hoffman in season eight. Adams and Markle will exit in grand fashion, with a two-hour, wedding-themed season finale set to air April 25.

 

“After seven seasons, Suits remains one of USA Network’s most beloved and popular series,” Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said Tuesday in a statement. “While we’re excited for season eight, 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.”

 

Suits ranks as USA Network’s second-highest-rated scripted series (behind only the yet-to-be renewed Jessica Biel anthology The Sinner.) The drama, produced in-house at Universal Cable Productions, now seems poised to further lean into Macht’s Harvey Specter, who has been the focal point for the show since its start.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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