Meghan Markle’s show Suits has been axed – just one year after she quit to marry Prince HarryJanuary 24, 2019
It’s sad news for the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, as the TV show she used to star in, Suits has been cancelled.
Just a year after she quit the hit American series to marry Prince Harry, the bosses have announced the forthcoming ninth season will be its last, running at 10 episodes long.
Meghan played legal secretary Rachel Zane until the end of the seventh season along with co-star Patrick J. Adams, who played her love interest Mike Ross.
The final episode of that season saw the pair finally tie the knot, before leaving for Seattle.
While it’s yet to be revealed why the show has been cut, speculation has suggested it could be something to do with the slowly declining viewing figures.
Back in 2011, the first series pulled in an average of 4.6 million viewers, whereas the latest episode was watched by just 1.2 million viewers.
Following the shock news, president of USA Network and SYFY Chris McCumber said, “Suits has played an instrumental role in our network’s DNA for nearly a decade.
“I and everyone at USA Network sincerely thank Aaron Korsh, our partners at UCP and the entire Suits family for their tremendous creativity, devotion and support over a truly amazing run.”
Despite leaving the show last year, Meghan has still remained close friends with her former co-stars.
In fact, many of them even attended her Royal Wedding to Prince Harry at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle back in May – including Patrick, Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty.
Meghan has previously spoken out about her time on the popular show all the way back in November 2017, saying she was ready for ‘a new chapter’.
“I see it as new change, a new chapter. I’ve been working on my show [for] seven years, we were so fortunate to have that longevity, and I feel like I checked that box and am very proud of the work I’ve done there,” she said.
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