Fits: Katherine Heigl signs up with season 8 as a series routine

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Katherine Heigl is entering the courtroom once again.

The Grey’s Anatomy alum, who just recently starred on the CBS legal drama Doubt, is signing up with Suits as a series routine in season 8, USA Network revealed Wednesday. She will play Samantha Wheeler, “a talented new partner at Pearson Specter Litt who challenges the status quo and will either become the firm’s greatest ally … or most powerful enemy,” inning accordance with journalism release.

” Joining Suits was the best natural method to not just team up with an EP I appreciate deeply, however to likewise enter into a program and cast that I am an enormous fan of,” stated Heigl in a declaration. “I have actually enjoyed Suits from the extremely starting and feel exceptionally fortunate to be the latest member of the Pearson Specter Litt household.”

” On behalf of the whole Suits group, I am extremely delighted to invite Katherine Heigl into our household– I have actually constantly been a huge fan of her work and was thrilled to find she was a devoted Suits fan herself,” stated series developer and executive manufacturer Aaron Korsh. “I cannot wait to have her come play with our entire cast and crew. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Harvey [Gabriel Macht], Louis [Rick Hoffman], Donna [Sarah Rafferty] and Alex [Dulé Hill] as the mysterious Samantha Wheeler is a direct threat to their status quo.  One thing is for sure — Samantha’s wit, charm, loyalty, strength, and vulnerability will all be put to the test as she muscles her way into the firm currently known as Pearson Specter Litt.”

Heigl’s casting comes a day after revealing that the legal drama had actually been restored for a 8th season without series leads Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle, both of whom are leaving the program at the end of season 7. Enjoyable reality: Heigl’s brand-new gig reunites her with her Doubt costar Dulé Hill, who will likewise star in season 8 along with initial cast members Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, and Rick Hoffman.

In addition to her functions on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and the short-term Doubt, the Emmy-winning starlet likewise starred on NBC’s one-season CIA drama State of Affairs Her film credits consist of 27 Dresses, Knocked Up, and most just recently Unforgettable.

Suits returns March 28 at 9 p.m. on USA Network.

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