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Suits Scoop: The Game Star Steps Off the Field

The Game‘s Pooch Hall is (temporarily) ditching the football field to play in Suits cushy courtroom.

TVLine has learned that Hall will guest star on an episode of USA Network’s just-renewed legal dramedy as Jimmy, a lawyer at Pearson Hardman who is trying to make his way to partner by any means necessary.

In the episode airing this Thursday at 10/9c, rumors of a traitor within the firm begin to run rampant, so Jimmy jumps on the opportunity to fan the flames of paranoia among his fellow associates. “Jimmy wants [the partnership], and he wants it yesterday — even if it means sacrificing others,” Hall tells TVLine.

As of now, the guest spot is meant to be a one-off, but Hall enthusiastically offers, “One of the writers and the Suits showrunner told me that I did such a great job, they rewrote the ending with a possible chance of coming back. So I hope Jimmy returns. It’s cool to trade in shoulder pads and cleats for a nice Hugo Boss suit!”

Meanwhile, Hall will be back as a series regular for the fifth season of BET’s The Game, which returns in 2012.