Katherine Heigl is stepping into the ring for "Suits" Season 8.

Season 7 is still airing, finishing up April 25 with the big wedding of Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle). Adams and Markle are leaving after this season, and "Suits" has done some cast promotions and new hires to try and fill those unfillable shoes.

A few months ago, "Grey's Anatomy" alum Katherine Heigl was announced to be joining "Suits" as new law partner Samantha Wheeler.

The actress is now hard at work on set, and seems excited to be part of the team:

Heigl's Samantha Wheeler was been teased as "the firm's greatest ally or most powerful enemy."

Here's how showrunner Aaron Korsh previously described her:

"I cannot wait to have [Heigl] come play with our entire cast and crew. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Harvey, Louis, Donna and Alex 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."


Let's hope Heigl has more luck with this legal drama than she did with "Doubt," which CBS pulled from its schedule after only two episodes in 2017.

"Suits" Season 7 airs Wednesdays on USA, with Heigl's Season 8 premiering later this year.

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Suits
USATV14June 23, 2011
Based on 17 critics

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