You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Katherine Heigl Joins ‘Suits’ Season 8

Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday.

Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman, and new series regular Dulé Hill. The new season begins production this April in Toronto.

“Joining ‘Suits’ was the perfect organic way to not only collaborate with an EP I admire deeply, but to also become part of a show and cast that I am an immense fan of,” Heigl said. “I have watched ‘Suits’ from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”

Heigl is an Emmy Award-winning and two-time Golden Globe-nominated actress, as well as a producer. She is best known for starring in the feature films “27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up” and “The Ugly Truth,” which she also executive produced, as well as for her work on ABC’s critically acclaimed drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” Most recently, Heigl starred in the thriller “Unforgettable.”

She is repped by Zero Gravity Management and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein & Kohner.

USA announced Tuesday that the show would return for an eighth season, but without regulars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle. Both will exit the series at the end of the current Season 7, with the second half set to premiere on March 28. Series creator Aaron Korsh is also working on a spinoff centered around Gina Torres’ character Jessica Pearson at USA.

More TV

  • Ellis Island

    L.A. Composer Looks East, Providing 'Ellis Island' Score for PBS' 'Great Performances'

    Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday. Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick […]

  • SHADES OF BLUE -- "The Hollow

    TV Ratings: 'Shades of Blue' Goes Low Again

    Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday. Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick […]

  • Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates scoring

    World Cup Live-Stream: How to Watch Iran vs. Portugal

    Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday. Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick […]

  • World Cup Spain

    World Cup Live-Stream: How to Watch Spain vs. Morocco

    Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday. Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick […]

  • Los Angeles Animation Festival Will Honor

    Titmouse Founder Chris Prynoski to be Honored at Los Angeles Animation Festival (Exclusive)

    Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday. Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick […]

  • Peak TV Saturation TV Placeholder

    Broadcaster Gray Television Sets $3.6 Billion Deal to Buy Raycom Media

    Katherine Heigl is joining “Suits” Season 8 as a series regular, USA Network announced Wednesday. Heigl 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. She joins returning series regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content