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Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario returns to Suits

The #PLL army should be happy to hear that Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”) will return to the hit USA Network Drama, SUITS, reprising her role as Claire.

In season four, Mike Ross (SAG® Award nominee Patrick J. Adams, “Luck”) met Claire in a flashback to his days as a bike messenger. A law student at the time, Claire returns to present-day Pearson Specter Litt as opposing counsel on one of Mike’s cases in episode 508, “Mea Culpa” airing Wednesday, August 12 at 9/8c.

SUITS centers on a fast-paced Manhattan corporate law firm led by legendary lawyer Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht ) and also stars Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty and Meghan Markle.

Guest stars previously announced this season include Christina Cole (Casino Royale), John Pyper-Ferguson (“The Last Ship”), Aloma Wright (“Scrubs”) and Amy Acker (“Person of Interest”) and the return of Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”) as Robert Zane and David Costabile (“Breaking Bad”) as Daniel Hardman.

Bellisario is a burgeoning actress, writer and producer best known for her starring role on the acclaimed ABC Family smash hit “Pretty Little Liars.” She wrote, produced and starred in the short film “Exiles,” and also starred in the title role of “Lauren” in a WIGS web series focused on sexual assault in the military.

Bellisario was also seen in the independent film “Consent.” On stage, she appeared in “Equivocation” at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, with The Casitas Group, a theatre company of which she is a founding member and also appeared in an exclusive engagement of Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman,” as well as a Sam Shepard double feature: “Fool for Love” and “True West.”

During her time as a B.F.A at the USC School of Theatre, Bellisario performed in productions of “The Crucible,” “All’s Well that Ends Well,” “Red Light Winter,” “The Complete Female Stage Beauty” and “Cloud 9.” Bellisario is repped by The Gersh Agency and Management 360.

From Universal Cable Productions, SUITS was created and is executive produced by Aaron Korsh (“The Deep End”). Doug Liman (“Covert Affairs,” ”The Bourne Trilogy,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”), David Bartis (“Covert Affairs,” “The O.C.”) and Gene Klein (“Covert Affairs,”) of Hypnotic, as well as Anton Cropper (“Fairly Legal”), Daniel Arkin (“90210”) and Chris Downey (“King & Maxwell,” “Leverage”) serve as executive producers. Rick Muirragui (“Men of a Certain Age,” “The Good Guys”) and Genevieve Sparling (“Smallville”) serve as co-executive producers.

SUITS is shot on location in Toronto. The fifth season premiere is available on Video on Demand and fans can catch up on previous seasons via Amazon Prime.