Grey’s Anatomy Losing Two More Doctors
We know original cast member, Sandra Oh, who's spent ten seasons portraying Dr. Christina Yang, will be leaving the cast of Grey's Anatomy at the end of the current season, but a new report from AceShowbiz says TWO additional doctors will not be returning to Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital for Season 11.
According to the report characters Shane Ross (Gaius Charles) and Leah Murphy (Tessa Ferrer) will not be returning to the Grey's when the new season debuts this fall. Charles and Ferrer were just promoted to being series regulars during the current season, but at this time it looks like contracts will not be renewed and it's not if they'll return to the series as guest stars in the future. Jerrika Hinton (Dr. Stephanie Edwards) and Camilla Luddington (Dr. Jo Wilson) were promoted at the same time and are expected to remain part of the new season.
As we approach May's season finale expect to see two former characters to return to the show. In a shocking turn of events, creator Shonda Rhimes has decided to bring back Issiah Washington who portrayed Dr. Preston Burke early in the season to help wrap up Christina's story as she leaves the series. Rhimes explains "Burke is vital to that journey - he gives her story that full-circle moment we need to properly say goodbye to our beloved Cristina Yang." Washington was released from the series after directing homophobic comments at former co-star T.R. Knight in 2007.
TV Guide is also reporting that Caterina Scorsone who portrayed Derek's sister, Amelia, on both Grey's and spin-off Private Practice will return to the series before the conclusion of the current series, as well.