The Season 4 finale of Suits ended on USA Network with a major cliffhanger.With the Season 5 premiere announced, the lawyer drama casts Christina Cole in a major role opposite Gabriel Macht (Harvey Specter)and Patrick J. Adams (Mike Ross). Could she possibly be a replacement for Donna, or maybe love interest?
In our previous recap, Harvey went up against Terrence Wolf (Chi McBride) to save Donna (Sarah Rafferty) from being charged with felony fraud. Knowing where to put the money in the right hands, Harvey was able to make the case go away for Donna. After sharing a few drinks, Donna was left standing shocked and speechless as Harvey revealed he loved her and walked out of her apartment.
In our finale recap, Donna wanted more from Harvey but he wasn’t willing to take the chance and risk their relationship. While Mike proposed to Rachel (Meghan Markle), Donna announced she was leaving Harvey and teaming up with Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman) as his secretary. Unable to convince her to stay with him, the last thing Donna said to Harvey was “I love you.”
According to TV Line, Cole joins the cast as Dr. Paula Agard, a Harvard educated psychiatrist. Agard specializes in high end corporate consulting. Will she become a perfect match for Harvey, since he’s still reeling from his breakup with Donna?
We also mentioned, the fifth season will premiere on Wednesday, June 24. Starting at 9pm, Suits will lead into the new hacker drama, Mr. Robot, which centers on a young programmer named Elliot (Rami Malek). Suffering from an anti-social disorder, Elliot can only connect to people by hacking them. Elliot is then recruited to join an underground hacker organization determined to bring down corporate America by a mysterious anarchist named Mr. Robot (Christian Slater).
Beginning Monday, Feb. 16, networks will replay all of the series’ episodes leading up to star Patrick J. Adams’ directorial debut
USA Network’s “Suits” is celebrating Patrick J. Adams’ directorial debut with a mega-marathon on its sister networks Cloo and Universal HD, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
All 57 episodes, including the most recent from Season 4, will begin airing Monday, Feb. 16 at 12:30 p.m. through Wednesday, Feb. 18 when Adams’ episode airs at 10 p.m. back on USA.
Adams directed the season’s episode “Derailed.” On it, Mike (Adams) takes a humanitarian case that could jeopardize the firm while Harvey (Gabriel Macht) grapples with getting a hold of his associate. And rival Louis (Rick Hoffman) fights for the respect a name partner at Pearson Specter deserves.
Additionally, DB Woodside, Tricia Helfer, Stephen Macht, Gary Hudson and Michael Harney guest star.
For those new to the series, “Suits” centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by Harvey and his associate, Mike , who isn’t legally allowed to practice law — a secret both have protected.
From Universal Cable Productions, the series was created and executive produced by Aaron Korsh. Doug Liman, David Bartis, Gene Klein, Daniel Arkin, and Chris Downey also serve as executive producers. Rick Muirragui signed on to co-executive produce.
In August, USA renewed “Suits” for a 16-episode fifth season, TheWrap previously reported. It averaged nearly four million viewers.
Patrick J. Adams is recognizable to most as the sharp-dressed lawyer without a law degree Mike Ross of USA’s Suits. But Mr. Adams, the son of a journalist, has harbored a passion behind the camera as a photographer since he was a child, a passion he brought to the set of Suits on the very first day. Mr. Adams, knowing that in television a Pilot episode is not a guarantee, wanted to document every aspect of the process on screen and off. Four seasons of Suits later the photographs have begun to pile up.
USA will host a special gallery of Mr. Adams’ behind-the-scenes photographs in Behind the Lens: A Look at the World of SUITS. We chatted with Mr. Adams before the installation goes live, to get his thoughts on photography, acting and the art of capturing genuine human moments.
Observer: How did you first get into photography?
Patrick J. Adams: I was taking pictures even as a young kid. I was fascinated with the concept of documentation. My father being a journalist I grew up in a house built around the idea of telling the story of your life. My dad did it with words where I was more drawn to cameras. As soon as I could get my hands on a camera I was taking pictures. For the longest time I didn’t think to share them.
O: Was there anything specific you were trying to capture on the set of Suits? Anything you kept your eye out for?
P: What I look for changes and evolves over time. These days I feel like I’m focusing more on people, trying to get them in those quiet, relaxed moments backstage. I think I try and pick something that hasn’t been seen or documented properly. As far as people go, I always focused in on those moments between the moments people see on television; catching a person in a human experience or a moment that paints a picture for the audience. I like to explore that world in between the moments when the camera is rolling.
1) My camera
I’m an avid photographer and have about 30 cameras at this point, but my Rolleiflex doesn’t leave my side.
2) My kettlebells
We regularly work 14-hour days on Suits, so I don’t have time for the gym. But I have a set of seven kettlebells at home, and a trainer in L.A. who flies up sometimes to tell me what to do with them.
3) My school bus
A big group of my friends wanted to go to Burning Man in 2010, and I had this idea to go in a bus. They all thought it was crazy, but I found a 1982 Bluebird for cheap and we spent the entire summer ripping all the seats out, installing beds and converting it into a livable space.
4) My Sunday brunch
It’s my favourite meal of the week. I alternate between the Benny at Boehmer and the omelette at The Swan.
5) My lovable mutt
Charlie’s a crazy mix of Lab, elkhound, Lhasa Apso and terrier. He is my best friend in the world, and he goes everywhere with me. Or maybe I go everywhere with him. It’s hard to tell who’s leading whom at this point.
6) My turntable
After years of dead hard drives and disorganized MP3s, I finally bought a turntable at Planet of Sound on Queen West and built a collection of my favourites: Arcade Fire, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan.
7) My Honda Elite scooter
In L.A., I get around on my ancient scooter. She’s 29 years old. She backfires constantly. And she’s banged up from an unfortunate encounter I had with a city bus. But she still runs.
8) My custom threads
Wearing suits every day on the show has shown me how something as small as the size of a lapel can completely change a person—make you look more powerful or stand up taller. I love Garrison Bespoke. They’re old school, and they take their time getting pieces to fit just right.
9) My go-to software
I try to make time every day to work on my photo projects—right now I’m shooting portraits of our crew on set. The Lightroom application, which I use to manage and edit thousands of images, is permanently open on my laptop.
10) My Giant bike
We shoot Suits in Toronto during the beautiful months, and I try and get out on two wheels as much as possible.
Troian Bellisario may just have the best fiancé ever. As you may know, the Pretty Little Liars star is engaged to actor Patrick J. Adams, of Suits fame, and they are more or less the cutest couple ever. Want proof? Check out the amazing gift Patrick just gave Troian…
Patrick bought tickets to see the Godmother of Punk, aka Patti Smith, in concert. As you can see in Troian’s Instagram snapshot of the marquee, the show was sold out — but Patrick managed to snag tickets. “@halfadams a million thanks would not come close to what you deserve for this gift,” Troian captioned the photo. Aww. These two!
Um, can we talk about how much more this reveal makes us love Troian? We already loved the PLLer — obviously — but the fact that she loves Patti Smith makes us realize just how cool she truly is. Troian also shared a snapshot of Patti Smith doing her thing on stage, as well as a short video from the night’s performance. She captioned the latter: “Is there anyone like you? You goddess You inspiration. You mother of all. Thank you. My Patti.”
Patrick and Troian continue to be one of our favorite real-life TV couples. Have you heard about that time Patrick landed a guest star role on PLL just so he could win Troian back? Or seen all the photos of the two gallivanting around Paris, aka The City of Love, together? Yep, the adorablest.
Patrick was featured on The Coveteur website, where they discuss his style, his photography, and directing for the first time. Check out the photos and article below!
We have this problem, probably one that we have in common with the rest of our Netflix-watching, pop culture-consuming world, where we essentially think of actors as being one in the same as their TV characters. Tina Fey and Liz Lemon, Leighton Meester and Blair Waldorf. And we’re pretty sure Sarah Jessica Parker actually believes she’s Carrie (witness her fearlessness when it comes to wearing stirrup leggings. SJP, hate to break it to you, but even Carrie would have struggled with that one). And yes, the actors of Suits also fall into this trap. Along with being the vehicle with which we imagine ourselves taking an alternative career path in the area of high stakes corporate law (Hollywood makes it so fun!), we also can’t help but picture its very cute protagonist, the genius savant Mike Ross, being one in the same as Patrick J. Adams.
But we shouldn’t have thought so fast, because if you look into Adams (a cursory Google search will do) you’ll find there’s a fair amount more to the guy than, well, a suit. And when we arrived at his condo in Toronto’s Queen West neighborhood (he’s from our hometown, you guys—how could we not?), it was to find there was most definitely more to the guy than a suit. In fact, there was nary a notable suit in sight.
Fans won’t have to wait too long into 2015 to discover what’s happened to the balance of power at Pearson Specter.
USA has announced the return dates for two of its series, Suits and Sirens. Suits, coming off its midseason cliffhanger, will pick up Mike and Louis’ story on Jan. 28 to finish out the remainder of the fourth season.
Suits fans also have an already announced fifth season to look forward to in 2015.
We’re gearing up to the end of “Suits” season 4, at least from the production side of things. This is a cause of excitement, but also that bittersweet reminder that there are only going to be six more episodes we get to see between now and probably July.
Patrick J. Adams posted recently on Twitter about nearing the finish line, but he removed the tweet and posted something new upon realizing that he made a flaw with his hashtag game. Instead, he shared the message below:
First of all, social media would tell you tonight that Kim Kardashian broke the internet, though we dispute that out of frustration at mankind. (Fun fact: We saw “#breaktheinternet trending hoping that it would be a funny cat video, and suffice it to say, we were gravely disappointed.)
Anyhow, there are many great things to look forward to from Adams in the final six episodes this season, including an episode that he directed, and another featuring his fiancee Troian Bellisario as a woman from Mike’s past. Both should be exciting for different reasons, and story-wise, we are still waiting to see whether or not Louis Litt decides to make a big move against the firm after learning the truth about Mike’s qualifications.
Speaking of waiting, we’re also still doing that in terms of when “Suits” is going to return to TV. We’re going to let you know that as soon as we can.
For those of you who are still worried about the long-term future of “Suits,” remember that it already has a fifth-season renewal. Also, with many other USA shows struggling right now in the ratings, it is really the best thing the network has going. It’ll be staying put for a while.
On a recent sunny Sunday morning last month, Patrick J. Adams was enjoying a rare day off milling about on Queen West. He strolled to Trinity Bellwoods Park, only to stumble on David Suzuki speaking from a makeshift stage to an assembled crowd. As a fan of Suzuki, Adams slipped into the crowd to take in the happenings.
“I was watching David Suzuki, thinking, ‘That’s great — he’s amazing. I’m so glad I’m seeing him speak,’ ” recalls Adams. But the 33-year-old North Toronto actor was not alone with his thoughts for long. Adams is no longer just another face in the crowd.
“Then all of a sudden one of their PR people sees me,” he explains, “and says, ‘We really want you to meet David.’ I’m sitting there on a Sunday, I just kind of woke up late, and then here I am talking to David Suzuki!”
As Adams wraps up filming on the fourth season of his hit legal drama series Suits — which has already been green-lighted for a fifth season by the network — his life has taken on certain undeniable characteristics of fame. He is regularly recognized on the street as his alter ego, Mike Ross, the legal wunderkind with praiseworthy morals who never actually went to law school.
“There are strange, wonderful things that happen by virtue of having this sort of television fame, for sure,” says Adams. But he is also candid about certain challenges that are part of the package.
“Some things are not wonderful, though, like getting accosted in moments where you’re trying to be more private.”
Some such moments probably include Adams’s equally famous fiancée, Troian Bellisario, who currently stars on the mystery show Pretty Little Liars. The couple have a house in Los Angeles, and Adams divides his time between there and Toronto where Suits is filmed.
“She’s based in L.A. and works 15 minutes from our front door, and I work 3,000 miles from it,” Adams quips.
He is quick to acknowledge, however, that the good fortune of his position far outweighs any of the obstacles in his path.
Adams set his sights on acting from a young age, choosing to hoof it up to Northern Secondary School from his home in the Beaches in order to take advantage of their world-class theatre program.
Armed with his drama skills, Adams followed up with a theatre degree from the University of Southern California and converted it into the kind of TV success that many actors spend their entire lives chasing.
“I think the spirit of an actor is wandering in nature. You’re not used to spending so much time in one world,” Adams says, “and that definitely comes with its struggles.”
“But at the end of the day, I’m always just absurdly grateful for the chance just to be employed and get to be acting.”
Adams attributes some of this reasoned perspective to mentorship he’s received along the way. He singles out Rick Hoffman (who Suits fans will recognize as Mike Ross’s rival Louis Litt) as an on-set force for good: Hoffman is one of the most experienced members of the ensemble and is quick to remind other cast members how rare and valuable their success is.
Adams’s inner circle has also played a part in keeping him grounded. “I feel like I have a really incredible family and group of friends and community,” he says. “They’ve all remained just as supportive as they were when I wasn’t working and normalized it all for me.”
The other way Adams has been keeping his celebrity status from going to his head is by working non-stop. By the end of the current Suits shoot, he will have been acting for nine months straight.
When he was done shooting season three, Adams decided to venture into uncharted territory and take a leading role in a small, independent film. Car Dogs, which also features Nia Vardalos and Octavia Spencer, takes place during one day on the floor of a car dealership, with Adams’s character doing the selling.
“It was sort of an experiment for me to see if I could go and do more work after a full season of Suits without going completely nuts because I get so tired,” says Adams. “And it was successful. I was exhausted … but I did it!”
Suits is a USA Network drama created by Aaron Korsh that stars Patrick J. Adams as Michael "Mike" Ross and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. The series is set at Pearson Hardman, a fictitious law firm in New York City. Mike, once a college scholarship recipient and on his way to becoming a law student at Harvard University, was kicked out of college for selling the answers to a math test he had memorized, ruining his chances of attending law school. Mike instead makes a living as a bicycle messenger, and is convinced by his friend, Trevor, to take part in a marijuana deal.
Malcolm is a brilliant, callous businessman who is a vicious, overbearing father. Mark is the sales manager at Chamberlain Auto, the dealership that promises to do "Whatever It Takes" to put you in a new car. But on a scorching hot Saturday in the middle of the Phoenix summer, Mark has a chance to get his own dealership - and out from under the thumb of his father. Mark has to sell thirty-five cars by the end of the day. The question: Will Mark do whatever it takes - including betraying his sales team and himself - to get what he wants?
Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in a building with a bad reputation. They discover that their neighbours are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a lot of time with them. Strange things start to happen: a woman Rosemary meets in the laundry dies a mysterious death, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbours have special plans for her child.