Katherine Heigl Joining “Suits” As Series Regular In Season 8

Heigl will officially join the cast of USA Network’s “Suits.”

Katherine Heigl | Nathan Congleton/NBC

Tuesday, USA Network announced that it had renewed veteran drama “Suits” for an eighth season. Regulars Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Dule Hill will continue starring on their show.

Wednesday, the network confirmed a new addition to that cast: Katherine Heigl.

Heigl will star as 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.”

“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,” said Katherine Heigl. “I have watched SUITS from the very beginning and feel incredibly lucky to be the newest member of the Pearson Specter Litt family.”

As previously announced, cast members Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle are exiting the show in the upcoming seventh season finale.

Production on season eight will begin in April.

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