Suits Retains SVU's Diane Neal to Defend Harvey, While Erinn Hayes Is His [Spoiler]!

The time to Suits up is near, as evidenced by mounting guest star news.

For one, USA Network’s sophomore drama has enlisted Law & Order: SVU alum Diane Neal to fill the guest-starring role of Allison Holt, a cocky, straight-shooting legal eagle who is hired by Pearson Hardman to defend Harvey in a lawsuit against him — and in doing so gleans that her client may not be entirely innocent of a cover-up.

TheHollywoodReporter.com first reported on the casting of Neal, who appears in the coming season’s sixth episode.

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TVLine meanwhile has learned that Erinn Hayes, whose TV credits include Childrens Hospital, Parenthood and Worst Week, will guest-star in a Season 2 episode as “a woman from Harvey’s past.” No further details on her role were available.

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Suits launches its new season on Thursday, June 14 at 10/9c, leading out of Burn Notice.