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'Suits': Sarah Rafferty Talks About What's Going On In Donna's Head

7/8/2015 12:03pm EDT
'Suits': Sarah Rafferty Dishes On 'Firmly Committed' Donna
Suits fans are abuzz about Donna Paulsen's tough decision to leave her boss and best friend Harvey Specter for his professional rival, Louis Litt. But the big change could also be big for the series, as pointed out by the woman behind Donna, the lovely Sarah Rafferty. We spoke to Sarah last week about what's going through Donna's head in season five - and if anything could convince her to return to Harvey.

"I am getting more understanding than I anticipated, so that's really interesting," she said of the fan reaction to last season's plot twist. "It's run the gamut from like people being v...
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'Suits' Meets This Season’s First Adversary

7/2/2015 9:05am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Compensation' - Everybody Wants Their
Last week's season premiere of Suits proved that season five will not be an easy one for Harvey Specter, and in "Compensation" he's taking another blow. But he's not the only one who has a few lumps to swallow as we meet the season's first adversary and realize how dysfunctional this firm can get sometimes.

But first, here's Rachel sharing a meal with her father Robert (a returning Wendell Pierce). He chooses this time to hand her a prenuptial agreement he thinks she might need, because she has "assets to protect." Naturally, she doesn't take this well, but to placate him she agrees to loo...
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'Suits' Season 5 Premiere Recap -- Spoilers Ahead

6/25/2015 9:27am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Denial' - The Fall Of Harvey Specter
If you thought the fourth season finale of Suits was rough, the season five premiere just shoved you down the rabbit hole. "Denial" is a perfectly titled look at Harvey Specter's life A.D. (After Donna), how Donna functions in Louis Litt's world, and how this show mixes drama like a great martini.

As everyone's been buzzing about ever since, season four ended with Donna leaving Harvey to go work for Louis. Harvey did not take this well. Harvey's still not taking this well six weeks later, as he's having visions of Jessica and Donna taking him to task. He relates these to his therapist, Dr....
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Can 'Suits' Get Any Better Than It Already Is?

6/22/2015 12:04pm EDT
Suits
USA's Suits is back on Wednesday, and television's best show just got better. In season five, there's not only a caseload of continuing drama at Pearson Specter Litt, but a deep look into the inner workings of the show's already captivating characters.

Fans know that season four ended with more big changes, most notably between top litigator Harvey Specter and his loyal assistant Donna Paulsen. Season five doesn't shy away from exploring the full effect of those changes; in fact, Wednesday's season premiere rips the Band-Aid off and doesn't apologize.

You'll see several characters in a wh...
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'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Intent' - Harvey Loves Donna

2/26/2015 8:07am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Intent' - Harvey Loves Donna
Donna's in trouble. Must be Wednesday. That's the general feeling behind this week's Suits, as "Intent" picks up the storyline from last week's "Derailed" and carries the show through into next week's season finale. Unfortunately, it drops a few things along the way (and we're not just talking about those words).

While Mike assures his whistleblower Joe that victory over Liberty Rail is certain, Harvey has driven down to Donna's apartment building to confront her about being caught on camera procuring the files that led to that victory. After chewing her out, he then hunts down his associa...
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'Suits' Recap: 'Fork In The Road' - Let's Do The Flashback Again

2/12/2015 10:43am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Fork In The Road' - Let's Do The Flas
The flashback episode has become something of an institution on Suits, and "Fork in the Road" is the series' latest attempt to show us something insightful about the characters' present by going back into their past. This time, it's understanding the acrimony that led us to the firm's latest upheaval by showing us how Harvey and Louis got at each other's throats in the first place.

But first, here's Rachel taking Donna out for drinks and Game of Thrones references. Really, she wants to let Donna know how Louis wants to repair their friendship. Elsewhere, Harvey and Jessica are drinking too...
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'Suits' Review: 'Respect' - As In, No One's Getting Enough

2/5/2015 9:11am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Respect' - As In, No One's Getting En
In the first episode of Suits officially PLL (Post Louis Litt), more familiar faces come out of the woodwork and Louis discovers that name partnership isn't all it's cracked up to be. Thus are a few lessons learned in "Respect," as in nobody is getting enough of it. Cue Aretha Franklin and hold on tight.

There's still fallout happening from last week. Harvey and Jessica are having another conversation on the rooftop, this one about Jeff and what he doesn't really know, and how that plays further into Louis's hands by giving him the ability to make or break Jessica's relationship with Jeff....
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Sarah Rafferty Teases 'A Ton Of Fallout' In New 'Suits' Episodes

1/28/2015 12:05pm EST
Sarah Rafferty Teases 'A Ton Of Fallout' In New 'Suits' Episodes
Tonight, Suits returns after that jaw-dropping midseason finale (read our recap of it here) with six new episodes. There's a lot going on at TV's best law firm, so to find out what we can expect, we went to the woman who plays the woman who knows everything: Sarah Rafferty.

Read on to find out what Sarah had to say about how season four picks up, what's in store for her character Donna, and how her longtime friend Gabriel Macht measured up as the director of tonight's midseason premiere.

SPOILER ALERT - This interview discusses plot points from the first half of Suits season four and teas...
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The Suitless, Savvy Women of 'Suits' & Their Unrealistic Fashion Choices

7/24/2014 12:45pm EDT
Sarah Rafferty's
“Do I have anything to worry about?” I asked my husband, Neil, who is a partner at a Manhattan law firm. We were watching ‘Suits’ and Pearson Specter’s Managing Partner “Jessica” (Gina Torres) had just shimmied into a colleague’s office early in the morning wearing a tight, knit, off the shoulder dress that some of us would probably only don for a late dinner. Not only was it slinky, it was white. Aside from my wedding day – and the occasional T-shirt, I don’t wear that color. There would be ink and/or coffee running down the front of it by lunchtime.

“Do attorneys at your firm dress like ...
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USA's 'Suits' Visits UCLA On Second Stop Of College Tour

2/9/2014 1:30pm EST
USA's 'Suits' Visits UCLA On Second Stop Of College Tour
Considering that the initial premise of Suits involves Mike Ross's lack of a postgraduate degree, it's a perfect tie-in to have the best show on television taking its stars to college campuses.

The Suits College Tour arrived at UCLA on Thursday night, screening the upcoming midseason premiere and featuring a question-and-answer session with series stars Gabriel Macht and Sarah Rafferty, who play hotshot attorney Harvey Specter and Harvey's tough assistant Donna Paulsen.

Included here are photos from the evening at UCLA.

The road trip began with UC Berkeley on February 4. It continues o...
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'Suits': Are Harvey And Donna TV's Most Dynamic Duo?

8/20/2013 12:19pm EDT
Suits
Television has countless quality series on the air, and within many of those there are great duos that we love watching. Yet for our money, no show does it better than USA's Suits, and - while we wait with bated breath to see tonight's flashback episode that promises to dig into their history! - we submit that there is no greater partnership on the small screen than that between ace attorney Harvey Specter and his loyal assistant Donna Paulsen.

What makes us rank these two at the top of our list? They're everything you expect from a fantastic TV tandem and a few things you won't find anywh...
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5 Underappreciated TV Actors: Where Are They Now?

4/14/2013 1:00pm EDT
Fairly Legal
In December, I gave you my list of five TV actors deserving of more notice this year. With 2013 more than a quarter of the way over, it's time to check the results. Where are these talented folks now? Did they get the extra attention they should have? And who else is poised to reach the next level?

1. Michael Trucco

You Know Him From: USA's Fairly Legal, Syfy's Battlestar Galactica

Why He Made The List: He was the MVP of Fairly Legal. While Sarah Shahi was deservedly center stage in the USA original series as mediator Kate Reed, he was her perfect foil as Kate's ex-husband and frequent...
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Celebrity Valentines for 2013

2/14/2013 8:30am EST
Adam Levine
Ah, Valentine's Day. It's a holiday all about love. While it's generally taken to be reserved for that special someone in your life, there are other kinds of love, too - like showing some love for your favorite celebrities. Here's BFTV's list of the celebrities I've fallen in love with and why I want to give them a little extra appreciation this year. Not only are they talented at what they do, but they're also pretty fantastic people.

In alphabetical order:

Jamie Bamber: I waited a couple of years to meet the Monday Mornings star, during which I heard from several mutual friends and fans...
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'Suits' Season 2.5: Sarah Rafferty Previews What's Next

1/17/2013 9:00am EST
Sarah Rafferty
When you want to know something in the office, you go to the assistants - and when you want to know something at Pearson Hardman, you ask Donna Paulsen. The fabulous Sarah Rafferty, who plays Donna on USA's hit series Suits, shared a little dish with me about what's coming up in the remaining half-dozen episodes of the second season - and if we're ever going to learn about Donna's love life.

(SPOILER ALERT - This interview contains some details about the next six episodes of Suits' second season.)

"It's exciting because you sort of have the opportunity to enjoy two premieres," said Sarah ...
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Sarah Rafferty: Meet TV's Top (and Most-Talked About) Assistant

8/16/2012 11:15am EDT
Sarah Rafferty
They say you never know what you've got until it's gone. That could apply to USA's Suits: ever since complex, sassy and deeply loyal assistant Donna Paulsen was fired from Pearson Hardman, the audience has been up in arms and the series hasn't been the same. It's not hard to see why Donna has captured the hearts of Suits fans and fans of good TV alike.

She's played by Sarah Rafferty, one of television's top actresses.

The role of Donna has brought plenty of deserved attention for the veteran actress. It's the part that many women would kill for: a great wardrobe, plenty of sharp dial...
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The 10 Most Underrated Cable TV Actors & Actresses

7/22/2012 12:00pm EDT
Xander Berkeley
There are a lot of talented actors and actresses in Hollywood - probably a lot more than you think. For every big name you remember, there are five or ten who don't get their due. While we don't have the space to recognize all the actors we enjoy, here's a short list of the ten that are most glaringly overlooked...

In alphabetical order:

1. Xander Berkeley

Where You Should Know Him From: As Percy on CW's Nikita. Also George Mason on FOX's 24, and the flicks Gattaca, Air Force One, A Few Good Men and Terminator 2: Judgment Day...just to name a few.

Xander Berkeley is one of those acto...
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'Suits' Recap and Review: 'She Knows' (2.01)

6/14/2012 10:35pm EDT
Suits
Suits left us with a near-perfect season finale. It's a difficult act to follow up a great episode - but damned if this show doesn't come back with an equally fantastic second-season premiere.

As we rejoin Mike, he's nervous as hell because he's been invited to dinner by Jessica. He's convinced that means she knows his secret, until Harvey tells him that each of the last five senior partners was taken to dinner by Jessica when they were first-year associates. "We can discuss the prom at recess," Harvey adds, more interested in a pending merger he's working on.

Flash-forward: Mik...
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The 11 Best From 2011

12/31/2011 11:00am EST
Southland
2011 was a fantastic year for entertainment. Here are my eleven favorite things from the year that's about to wrap, in chronological order...

1. Southland, TNT

(Season 3 began January 4)

I have to admit that I didn't keep up with TNT's gritty Los Angeles cop drama as much as I would have liked; it fell victim to sharing Tuesday nights with three other shows on my watch list. Yet when I did find time to catch it, I was no less than impressed every time.

There's been talk about the show's TV-MA content (allegedly the reason that NBC axed it), but the real talking point should be the st...
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Gabriel Macht: The Smartest Actor On Television

12/1/2011 11:00am EST
Suits
Gabriel Macht is a genius.

It isn't in the conventional sense. Measuring him by his IQ - whatever that may be - wouldn't do him justice. Neither would examining his lengthy filmography of over twenty years. Yet spend a few minutes in his company, and it becomes quickly apparent that he is brilliant. It's in his verbal acuity, which would make many professional writers envious. It's in the thought he gives to even the most casual of conversations. He's just plain smarter than you or me.

He's not the type to need to prove that to anyone. Yet with the success of USA Network's original...
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Q&A: 'Suits' Star Patrick J. Adams Returns To The Stage In '9 Circles'

11/10/2011 11:00am EST
Patrick J. Adams
You know him as Mike Ross on USA's new hit original series Suits. As fantastic as he is on that show, that's just one part of what the multitalented Patrick J. Adams is up to. He's currently on stage starring in the Bootleg Theater production of Bill Cain's 9 Circles, extended through November 19.

And in January, you'll see him in an ensemble cast including Dustin Hoffman in the HBO horse-racing drama Luck, written by David Milch (Deadwood) and directed by Michael Mann (Heat).

Whether it's breaking new ground as the star of a TV series, starring and producing in a play, or fitting ...
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Theatre Review: 'How The World Began'

10/9/2011 5:37pm EDT
How The World Began
South Coast Repertory's How The World Began accomplishes a small miracle: it takes a controversial subject, tackles it enough to be compelling drama, and yet never alienates its audience.

The issue in the title of the world-premiere play - written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Daniella Topol - is and always will be contentious. That makes it particularly thorny territory for the stage. How does a playwright (or an actor, or a director, for that matter) present both sides of the debate thoroughly enough to make for a substantive experience, but without appearing to favor...
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Theatre Talk: 'How The World Began' With Jarrett Sleeper

10/1/2011 1:00pm EDT
SCR
Jarrett Sleeper knows a thing or two about How The World Began. He gets to debate that very subject in South Coast Repertory's newest play.

Southern California may be known as the home of film and television, but it also has a vibrant theatre scene. In the same place where you look for your favorite stars, you can see quite a few names from TV and film right in front of you on stage. In recent memory, the likes of Laurence Fishburne, Alan Cumming and Michael Trucco have been found in our regional theatre scene.

At SCR in Costa Mesa, Catherine Trieschmann's How The World Began asks au...
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'Suits' 1.12 'Dogfight' Review

9/10/2011 3:21am EDT
Suits
The last four episodes of Suits have been the best scripted TV I've seen all summer. The accomplishment also raised my expectations for the season finale - expectations which were met in an hour that seemed to slide the last pieces into place.

Picking up where "Rules of the Game" left off, "Dogfight" sees Harvey try to free the innocent Clifford Danner (Neil Brown, Jr.) from prison, while Mike tries to keep a handle on his messy personal life. One of them succeeds, and the other, not so much. What that gives us is an episode that pays off last week's plot development in fine fashi...
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'Suits' 1.11 'Rules of the Game' Review

9/1/2011 11:06pm EDT
Suits
Suits, you are a crafty little show. Last week, you showed me where your characters were heading; this week, you showed me where my favorite has been, and yanked pretty damn hard on my heartstrings besides. I didn't know I liked you this much until you punched me in the stomach. Ow.

Harvey - who makes one of the most awesome entrances in my recent memory in this episode - is reunited with his former boss, Cameron Dennis (the underrated Gary Cole). The chummy meeting reveals what was apparently a secret: that prior to joining Pearson Hardman, Harvey was a district attorney. When h...
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Q&A: 'Suits' Star Gabriel Macht Digs Into Harvey Specter

9/1/2011 4:15pm EDT
Suits
Manhattan attorney Harvey Specter may be a piece of work, but that just shows how excellent Gabriel Macht is at his job. The Suits star has all of his alter ego's brain and none of the...well, ego. In fact, he's one of the most endearing, articulate and thoughtful actors I've ever had the pleasure of speaking with. As we enjoy the last two episodes of season one (beginning tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on USA), I had the pleasure of talking with Gabriel about what's upcoming and what he's taken away from playing summer TV's most intriguing character.

(SPOILER ALERT: This interview does revea...
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