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Viacom to Launch Paramount Network in U.K. in July

Viacom Intl. Media Networks U.K. announced Friday that it will launch Paramount Network, a free-to-air channel offering a mix of drama, comedy and movies, in Britain on July 4.

The channel will be scheduled and programmed by Britain’s Channel 5 editorial team under the direction of Ben Frow, director of programs for Channel 5, which is also owned by Viacom. The U.K. Paramount channel will be the third iteration of Paramount Network after those in the U.S. and Spain. The international rollout is being overseen by Jill Offman, executive vice president of Comedy Central and Paramount Network Intl.
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Suits Creator Calls the Royal Wedding the "Most Extraordinary Thing I've Ever Seen"

Suits Creator Calls the Royal Wedding the
While millions of people watched the magic of the royal wedding from their televisions, Suits creator Aaron Korsh experienced the real-life fairytale in person.  Korsh wrote about his royal wedding experience for New York Daily News. After the media outlet published an excerpt from his account, the TV producer decided to share his entire post via Twitter on Monday. In a heartfelt open letter, Korsh called the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "the most extraordinary thing I've ever seen." From the drive through Windsor to the walk to the reception, the whole day left Korsh in awe. Of course, the ceremony at St. George's Chapel seemed to be a particularly memorable...
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Suits Star Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario Arrive at the Royal Wedding

Suits Star Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario Arrive at the Royal Wedding
When your TV spouse gets married to royalty… Former Suits star Patrick J. Adams and his real-life wife Troian Bellisario arrived at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Adams' TV wife Meghan Markle. Adams' and Markle's characters, Michael Ross and Rachel Zane, tied the knot in the Suits season seven finale. The duo then exited the series—their characters moved to Seattle. Suits creator Aaron Korsh said he and the writers made the decision to write out Markle's character ahead of her engagement announcement. "I sort of had a decision to make because I didn't want to intrude and ask her, 'Hey, what's going on? What are you going to do?'...
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Royal Wedding Star Guide: A-Listers Expected at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Big Day (Photos)

Royal Wedding Star Guide: A-Listers Expected at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Big Day (Photos)
The royal wedding has always been something of a Hollywood affair, but this year the bride-to-be is actually a Hollywood star, Meghan Markle of the show “Suits.” And because of her added celebrity being engaged to Prince Harry, she can now attract some serious A-listers to their big wedding day on May 19. Not every one of these celebs have confirmed, but they’ve all reportedly been invited and added to the just 600-person guest list. The stars won’t outshine the royal family, but here’s who to keep an eye out for anyway.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

This is a no-brainer, and Prince William has been confirmed as best man for his brother Harry. Middleton naturally will also be in attendance, but not the newly born Prince Louis.

The cast of “Suits

The core cast of Markle’s USA show “Suits” has all been invited, including Gabriel Macht,
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'Suits' Releases New Trailer Featuring New Cast Member Katherine Heigl — Watch!

Just as our hearts were breaking over the loss of both Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle following their last episode of Suits last night, the series has provided us with a little relief — a new trailer featuring famed actress Katherine Heigl! The short clip shows the blonde beauty in her new role of Samantha Wheeler, a lawyer at Pearson Specter Litt firm. And we can expect her to cause quite a stir as the firm's "greatest ally… or most powerful enemy," according to a recent press release. "Who are you?" Harvey (Gabriel Macht) says upon meeting her. "The name is Sam Wheeler," Alex (Dule Hill) answers for her. And Katherine's response was priceless! "Truth be told, I prefer Samantha," she says. She then tells Harvey, "I want name partner and I want it before the year is out." So fierce... The USA legal drama announced in February that the
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46 Pictures of Meghan Markle on Suits to Remember Rachel Zane By

Meghan Markle is best known for her role as paralegal Rachel Zane on USA's legal drama series Suits. The actress has been on the show since 2011, but now that she's engaged to Prince Harry, Markle is officially saying goodbye after seven seasons. While it was initially speculated that her engagement might've been the reason for her departure, Suits creator Aaron Korsh later revealed that Markle was actually written out of the show long before then.

"I sort of had a decision to make because I didn't want to intrude and ask her, 'Hey, what's going on? What are you going to do?' So . . . collectively the writers, we decided to take a gamble that these two people are in love and it's going to work out," he recently said in an interview with Radio 4's Today. "What we decided to do was as the season progresses say, 'Look, I
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 9-1-1, Arrow, Riverdale, Stranger Things, Fear Twd, Empire, Once, Scandal and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on 9-1-1, Arrow, Riverdale, Stranger Things, Fear Twd, Empire, Once, Scandal and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Season 3 of Stranger Things feels like it’s ages away. What can you tell me now? — Brenda

Ausiello: Though the Mind Flayer is alive and well, “his soldiers, which were the Demodogs, were vanquished,” executive producer Shawn Levy reminded TVLine at the show’s recent PaleyFest panel. And that’s a huge problem for a Big Bad. How does he solve it? “I can’t tell you what new strategies that evil might employ, but he’s not done with Hawkins,
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Meghan Markle Is Still on 'Suits' — but This Marks the Beginning of the End

All this royal wedding hubbub will probably make for great ratings for Suits! Meghan Markle is set to marry Prince William on May 19, but before that happens, we'll see her back on the USA legal drama. Yes, Meghan Markle is still on Suits, but only for six more episodes — and those installments kicked off this week, on March 28, when Season 7 resumed. Even more excitingly, this week's episode foreshadowed how Suits will bid farewell to her character, Rachel Zane, and her on-screen love interest, Mike Ross, played by fellow departing cast member Patrick J. Adams. "We lay the groundwork in a subtle way, and then we also have some actual logistical things that happen within the show," Suits creator Aaron Korsh told TVLine. "But if we hadn't made the announcement that they were leaving, I do not think you would have seen them leaving coming." Fans are hoping the two characters
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Suits Boss Talks Premiere's 'Darvey' Realization: 'The Story Is Not Over'

Suits Boss Talks Premiere's 'Darvey' Realization: 'The Story Is Not Over'
Warning: The following contains spoilers for Wednesday’s Suits premiere.

Was Donna and Harvey’s kiss just a kiss, or the beginning of something more? According to Suits executive producer Aaron Korsh, it was both.

During Wednesday’s Season 7B premiere, Harvey was so rocked by the smooch Donna planted on him that he went running the other way and asked his girlfriend Paula to move in with him. But he left out the lip-lock part — not to mention the fact that he once slept with Donna! (He did confess the whole truth at the end of the episode.)

Meanwhile,
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Suits Boss Previews Mike and Rachel's Goodbye, Teases 'Darvey' Kiss Fallout

Change is in the air on Suits.

After seven seasons, the USA Network drama will bid adieu to original series stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle when their characters, Mike and Rachel, make their final appearance in Season 7B’s two-hour finale (airing April 25).

Related Patrick J. Adams Leaving Suits With Meghan Markle — Get Details on Mike and Rachel’s April Farewell

While viewers are already anticipating the exits, the pair’s departure will come as somewhat of a surprise to the engaged couple themselves, executive producer Aaron Korsh tells TVLine below.

Read on as Korsh previews what drives
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Meghan Markle's 'Suits' Departure Was Planned Long Before Her Royal Engagement!

When the news of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship broke back in 2016, the actress found herself at the center of ongoing rumors as to her commitment to Suits, the show she'd starred in as Rachel Zane since 2013. As we now know, Meghan eventually made the decision to step back from her acting career, with Suits' soon-to-air seventh season set to be her last. But how did the will-she, won't-she narrative impact upon the Suits writing team? In a new interview with Variety, the show's creator, Aaron Korsh, revealed how he used his awareness of Meghan's royal romance to shape an exit strategy for her character early on. "I made a decision early on –— I don't remember exactly when in the season, but Meghan's relationship looked like it was going well," he told the magazine. "And if that was the case, I guessed that if she married a
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Suits: USA Series Creator Talks About His Plans for Season Eight

Suits is nearing the end of its seventh season, so what's next? Recently, creator Aaron Korsh spoke with Variety about the future of the USA Network TV show.As reported earlier, stars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams will be leaving after season seven. The cast also includes Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Amanda Schull, and Dulé Hill.Read More…
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‘Suits’ Boss Talks Plotting a Royal Exit, Crafting a Spinoff and Becoming the Next ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

‘Suits’ Boss Talks Plotting a Royal Exit, Crafting a Spinoff and Becoming the Next ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
When the doors to Specter Litt open again for the back six episodes of season 7 of USA drama “Suits,” all eyes will be on outgoing stars Patrick J. Adams and soon-to-be royal family member Meghan Markle, who announced their departures from the series in between the winter hiatus and spring premiere.

As part of the original “core six” cast of characters on the legal drama, the duo’s exits come at an integral point in the series. Not only is “Suits” the last of the network’s “blue skies” dramas in a current era of darker fare such as”Mr. Robot,
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Suits: Amanda Schull Promoted to Series Regular!

Suits may be saying goodbye to some of its most loved characters later this year, but it looks set to give some of the recurring players more time to shine.

Per TV Line, Amanda Schull has been promoted to series regular for the recently announced Suits Season 8 which will be the first without Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams.

Schull has recurred as Katrina Bennett since Suits Season 2 and quickly cemented herself as a favorite with fans.

“Amanda Schull and Katrina Bennett have been a part of the Suits extended family for years, and I am very excited to welcome them both into our immediate family,” showrunner Aaron Korsh said in a statement of the promotion.

“Katrina will continue her journey on the road to senior partnership while learning some hard new lessons throughout the course of the season.”

Related: Suits Renewed for Season 8!

Schull has been pulling double duty
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Suits Promotes Amanda Schull to Series Regular for Season 8

Suits Promotes Amanda Schull to Series Regular for Season 8
Suits won’t be lacking in girl power despite the departures of original stars Meghan Markle and Gina Torres.

The USA Network drama has promoted Amanda Schull — who recurs as junior partner Katrina Bennett — to series regular for Season 8, TVLine has learned.

The actress — who also stars in Syfy’s 12 Monkeys, which airs its final season this summer — first appeared on the show in Season 2 as an Assistant District Attorney who went on to become Louis’ associate.

“Amanda Schull and Katrina Bennett have been a part of the Suits extended family for years, and I am very excited to welcome
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Rep Sheet Roundup: Gina Torres Signs With 42West

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Suit-ing Up

Suits star Gina Torres has signed with 42West for publicity. The Firefly alum will topline the untitled spinoff of Aaron Korsh’s legal drama, which USA has picked up to series.

Singing a New Tune

Veteran music agent Joel Roman has joined ICM Partners in its Los Angeles offices. Prior to spending the last six years at Paradigm, he founded and ran the soundtrack/crossover department at William Morris for...
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Rep Sheet Roundup: Gina Torres Signs With 42West

Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com.

Suit-ing Up

Suits star Gina Torres has signed with 42West for publicity. The Firefly alum will topline the untitled spinoff of Aaron Korsh’s legal drama, which USA has picked up to series.

Singing a New Tune

Veteran music agent Joel Roman has joined ICM Partners in its Los Angeles offices. Prior to spending the last six years at Paradigm, he founded and ran the soundtrack/crossover department at William Morris for...
See full article at The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News »

USA Network picks up the Gina Torres-led Suits spinoff with series order

USA Network has announced that it has given a series order to the as-yet-untitled Suits spinoff focussing on the character of powerhouse lawyer Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) and the dirty world of Chicago politics.

“Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans, “said Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the Suits legacy — and a brand new world for Jessica.”

“It was an extraordinary pleasure working with Gina on Suits for six years,” added Suits creator Aaron Korsh. “Beyond her undeniable talent, she is an incredible partner and collaborator, and I always hoped we would work together again. I am sincerely grateful to USA and Ucp for giving Dan Arkin, my producing partners at Hypnotic and me the opportunity to continue Jessica Pearson
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Suits Spinoff Ordered to Series by USA Network

Gina Torres is returning to the “Suits” universe in an offshoot TV drama series. The spinoff series has just been confirmed by USA who has ordered the series. The new drama will focus on the new life that cut throat lawyer Jessica Pearson, played by Torres, is carving for herself in the seedy world of Chicago politics. The season finale of “Suits” season 7 is set to be a backdoor pilot to tease viewers of the upcoming by product. The show has been ordered to series by USA network. The “Suits” creator Aaron Korsh is at the helm of this

Suits Spinoff Ordered to Series by USA Network
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Suits: Gina Torres Fronted Spinoff Gets Series Order!

Suits may be losing Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle, but we have some fantastic news for fans of Gina Torres and her character, Jessica Pearson.

USA Network confirmed on Thursday that the spinoff starring Torres has been given a formal series order by the cable network.

The new series will follow Jessica as she adjusts to the world of Chicago politics. Yes, that means her exit from New York during Suits Season 6 was no fluke.

“Gina’s portrayal of Jessica Pearson as one of television’s strongest, most successful businesswomen has made a huge impact with fans,” said Chris McCumber, president, entertainment networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.

Related: Meghan Markle Quits Suits!

“We can’t wait to explore this next chapter in the ‘Suits’ legacy – and a brand new world for Jessica.”

Meanwhile, Suits creator. Aaron Korsh has also opened up about the new series with a statement of his own.
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