Suits Casts Donna's New Love Interest!

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Donna Paulsen is getting a love interest in the back half of Suits Season 8

Per Deadline, Grimm grad, Sasha Roiz has joined the USA Network legal drama as the new man in Donna's life

Thomas Kessler is the mystery man's name, and he has been a client of the firm for quite a while thanks to his high-end furniture design company. 

Sasha Roiz Arrives at Awards Fundraiser

Donna steps in to help when Kessler shows up at the firm with an issue, but one thing leads to another, and they get closer to each other. 

This casting will probably not go down well with fans who are still lobbying for Donna and Harvey to get together. 

Despite several teases, their relationship can't seem to get past the platonic stage. 

Related: Suits: Patrick Adams and Meghan Markle Poised to Depart

It's all getting a little too much to keep up with. What's more, Roiz will be a recurring player as opposed to a guest star. 

Could Donna getting close to Thomas be the thing that paves the way for Harvey to admit his feelings and for the pair to carve out a relationship? 

Sasha Roiz at Comic-Con

Anything is possible with this series, but given their track record, they will likely get together in the final moments of the series finale. 

There were a lot of changes for Suits before its most recent season debuted. Both Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams bid adieu to the series as Rachel and Mike. 

That meant there was room for some new blood to take center stage. For Grey's Anatomy star, Katherine Heigl joined as Samantha Wheeler, while longtime recurring star, Amanda Schull was promoted to series regular as Katrina Bennett. 

Related: Suits: Katherine Heigl Joins Season 8 Cast

As expected, the ratings have suffered as a result of the casting changes, with Suits Season 8 averaging a 0.26 rating among adults 18-49. 

Sasha Roiz Attends aTVfest

These figures are down over 20 percent year-to-year. 

Even with the diminished ratings, USA Network is pressing forward with  Gina Torres-fronted spinoff that will focus on her taking on Chicago politics. 

What are your thoughts on this casting news, Suits Fanatics?

Are you tired of the back and forth between Donna and Harvey?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch Suits online right here via TV Fanatic. 

Suits returns in 2019. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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