‘Suits’ Stars Summoned To New Super Bowl Commercial


Suits fans dreaming of a reunion will get a very little something to tide them over during Super Bowl Sunday when several of the show’s former cast members – spoiler: not the big three – return for a cosmetics commercial.

Yes, cosmetics. In an unlikely grouping, cast members of the legal drama Gina Torres, Rick Hoffman and Sarah Rafferty return to a courtroom presided over by, of all people, Judge Judy. Except here she’s called Judge Beauty, and matters before the court are cosmetics.

The spot is for e.l.f. Cosmetics, which sells cruelty-free, budget-conscious makeup. The ad’s premise: Hoffman and Torres square off, Judge Judy style, to plead their cases before the court. Hoffman is accusing Torres of overspending on cosmetics (don’t think too hard about it). Rafferty plays a court reporter.

“Pricey makeup is a scam like couples therapy or boundaries,” Hoffman says. Even Judge Judy/Beauty seems biased against the overspending Torres. “You spend $92 on foundation? Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”

Anyone familiar with Judge Judy will recognize that by-now years-old punchline, just as they might recognize some of the jurors in the commercial, among them Meghan Trainor, sports analyst Emmanuel Acho, comedian Benito Skinner/Benny Drama, Jury Duty star Ronald Gladden and HeidiNCloset from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The verdict: Torres is “sentenced” to use e.lf. cosmetics, much to her delight.

If the spot doesn’t have the surprise cleverness of the Super Bowl Uber Eats commercial that reunites Friends Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer, the Suits mini-reunion might no doubt amuse newfound fans of the former USA Network-turned-Netflix favorite series. Last month, Suits stars Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, and Rafferty made a funny appearance on the Golden Globes to present the Outstanding Drama Series award. (Absent from all the get-togethers has been Meghan Markle, the actress-turn-duchess.)

“There’s nothing more dramatic or anxiety-inducing than waiting all night to hear that your category is finally arrived,” Macht said on the Globes stage, prompting a deadpan reply from Adams, “Yes, that’s true. It’s hard to imagine having to wait so long to see your show get that kind of recognition.”

And Suits is still getting that late-in-arriving recognition. Check out the new commercial above.


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