Kate Walsh – who made her grey’s Anatomy debuted as Dr Addison Montgomery in the show’s season 1 finale in 2005, and later was the star of the spinoff Private exercise -re returning to the medical drama for a multi-episode arc in the upcoming 18th season.
Representatives from ABC confirmed Walsh’s return, but did not provide details about Addison’s history.
Walsh has previously said she would be happy to return to the show. Addison went from a recurring character to a series regular, and after the third season of grey’s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator, sent Addison to Los Angeles, where Walsh starred Private exercise.
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Addison shares a story with the characters that have been on Grey’s from the start Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), her formal rival for Derek Shepherd’s devotion; Richard (James Pickens Jr.) and Miranda (Chandra Wilson), who all return in season 18. Caterina Scorsone’s Amelia is Addison’s former sister-in-law, and Scorsone also starred in Private exercise.
The spin-off ran for six seasons on ABC, and Addison appeared on “Grey’s” during crossover events between shows.
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grey’s Anatomy returns to the United States on September 30th. The show cast several main characters last season, with both Giacomo Gianniotti and Jesse Williams leaving the show.
But the storytelling unit in season 17, where Meredith’s scenes mostly took place on a beach while hovering between life and death due to COVID-19, allowed a series of dead characters — Derek (Patrick Dempsey), her husband; her friend George (TR Knight); and her sister Lexie (Chyler Leigh) – to appear on the show.
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In the upcoming season, ABC confirmed that Kate Burton, who played Meredith’s mother Ellis, will star in several episodes, and that Peter Gallagher will play Dr. Alan Hamilton, a doctor who knew Ellis. The mystery is deepened!
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