‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 9 spoilers: ‘Desperate Housewives’ alum checks in

One of ABC’s longest-running shows in “Desperate Housewives” ended this past May after eight seasons on the air — and now, one of its stars is getting set to stop by another landmark network series in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

In news that was first reported by Deadline, actor Steven Culp (who played Rex on the ABC drama series for over 30 episodes) is going to be stopping by in a recurring fashion this season as a top surgeon who goes by the name of Dr. Parker. What is a little bit unclear at the moment is whether or not this is a character who is a fixture at Seattle Grace, or another hospital entirely. Remember, many of our leading doctors (including Meredith, Cristina, and Alex) were all looking to establish themselves elsewhere at the end of last season following the completion of their board exams.

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Culp has had a rich history of making appearances on some other series over the years, including “JAG” and “The West Wing.” This is just his latest stepping stone, and we hope that his character either serves as a source of wisdom to one of our doctors, or a reminder of how great Seattle Grace is if he turns out to be a horrible person and a dictator at another establishment.

What do you think of Culp’s casting, and who do you think out of the doctors currently at Seattle Grace is the most likely to move on to another place? We want to hear some of your thoughts below! Be sure to head over to this link to find out some more news on Patrick Dempsey’s Derek.

The new season of “Grey’s Anatomy” will premiere on ABC Thursday, September 27 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

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