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USA announces Meghan Markle will not be returning to ‘Suits’

The Suitors are in their feelings today.


Christine Friar


Published Nov 29, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 9:36 am CDT

This hopefully won’t come as a shock, but Meghan Markle will not be returning to the legal drama Suits after the show’s seventh season.

The actress (and former Deal or No Deal briefcase model) announced with England’s Prince Harry this week that the pair will be getting married in 2018, so it’s safe to say she was planning on making a lifestyle shift. Namely, a move to England. She even mentioned in an interview this week that she had loved her years at the show, but it was time for her to “work with Harry as a team” now.

“I don’t see it as giving anything up. I just see it as a change,” she explained. “It’s a new chapter, right? Also keep in mind I had been working on my show for seven years. So we were very, very fortunate to be able to have that sort of longevity on a series. For me, once we hit the 100-episode marker, I thought, you know what, I have ticked this box, and I feel very proud of the work I had done there.”

The USA network apparently wanted to avoid any confusion with the Suitors, though, and released an official statement Tuesday evening:

From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement. Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her. We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and dedication to Suits, and we wish her the very best.

Markle’s co-stars have been sending messages of support and goodwill ever since news of her engagement broke:

Hang in there, Suits fans.

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*First Published: Nov 29, 2017, 12:43 pm CST