We reported recently that “Grey’s Anatomy” was in the process of adding a small handful of new doctors to their roster this year to make up or some of the exits following season 8 — and now, we know that means that we are going to see a certain alum from “Friday Night Lights” making an appearance.
In a bit of news that was first reported by TVLine, it has been announced that Gaius Charles has signed on to the show to play a key role as one of the new young doctors who will work to assimilate into the world of Seattle Grace during this coming season. At the moment, the part is recurring — but we wouldn’t necessarily be stunned if he becomes a series regular for the season 10 if the cards fall in the right place.
For Charles, this news is the icing on the cake for what has been a great year. Many wondered what happened to him after starring on the hit drama series as “Smash” for over 40 episodes, when in reality he had decided to take some time off from acting and receive a college education. In the past ten months, however, he has booked a guest-starring gig on such shows as “NCIS,” “Necessary Roughness,” and the gone-too-soon “Pan Am.” At the moment, we’re not sure if there is a hotter young up-and-coming actor on TV, so this is a pretty big coup for Shonda Rhimes to land him.
Charles will not be the only new face coming to “Grey’s Anatomy” this year, but at the moment the other new cast members and characters are still under wraps.
What do you think of Charles’ announcement, and does it any way help with the loss of Kim Raver or Chyler Leigh? To check out some more “Grey’s Anatomy” news, be sure to visit the story over at this link.