Today, while confirming the renewal for Season 8, USA Network and Universal Cable Productions announced that Suits Season 7 will return in March, culminating in a 2-hour season finale on April 25, in which the show will say goodbye to Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle).
The news of Markle's departure from the show has been public since November, but Adams formally issued a heartfelt statement today about his exit from Suits after seven seasons:
“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. 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. 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. 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. 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.”
Season seven of Suits returns on Wednesday, Mar. 28, at 9/8c. Here's a first look at new episodes: