Suits Renewed for Season 8, Patrick J. Adams Confirms Departure

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The fate of Suits has been up in the air ever since the news broke that Meghan Markle is departing

Markle will appear in the final six episodes of Suits Season 7, but she will not be leaving the series alone. 

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Her co-star, Patrick J. Adams has announced he will also be bidding adieu to the hit USA Network drama series. 

“It’s hard for me to imagine what words, in what order would sufficiently express my love and gratitude to all of the people who have made the last seven years possible,” Adams said in a statement.

“From my unbelievably talented cast mates to our relentlessly committed crew, to the brilliant minds at USA, UCP and Hypnotic, to the legions of fans all over the world, every one of them dedicating so much of their time, energy and talent to make Suits what it is today — one of the most beloved and successful shows on television."

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"So I will choose the simplest words I have. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.“It has been an honor working with and for each and everyone one of you,” he continued.

“Mike Ross has taught me a lot about commitment, hard work and the power of believing in yourself and I feel blessed that now we both get to walk out into the lives that we never dreamed we would actually be lucky enough to live."

"I’m excited to now step across the screen and become solely a fan of a show that I know has much more in store in the years to come."

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"I wish everyone involved the best and am excited to see what kind of trouble they’ll get themselves in and out of from here on out.”

With two big exits on the horizon, one would think that the series would be ending. 

However, USA has handed out an order for an eighth season that will see Gabriel Macht, Sarah Rafferty, Rick Hoffman and Dulé Hill continue as series regulars. 

“I am incredibly excited to welcome back our phenomenal crew and cast – Gabriel, Sarah, Rick and Dulé – who will continue the roller coaster ride with all of our amazing fans,” showrunner Aaron Korsh said in a statement.

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“Season 8 will have everything from shifting alliances and internal power plays, to secrets, betrayals and fiery relationships. Keep an eye out for an adversarial new character that will give Harvey a run for his money.”

USA Network has also announced the series will return March 28 and that Suits Season 7 will conclude with a two-hour special on April 25. 

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