According to TVLine, “Shonda Rhimes & Co. are searching for a ‘name’ actor in his late 30s to late 40s to portray the series-regular role of a doctor. Among the requirements of said performer: He must be good-looking, charismatic and believable as a surgeon.”
The possibilities are endless! Why not bring back one of the doctors from ‘Private Practice’? Sam (Taye Diggs) is good looking and he already played a surgon on ‘Private Practice. Better yet bring in Jake (Benjamin Bratt) because then Addison (Kate Walsh) can come back! The last we saw them they got married, so Jake would have to bring his wife with him.
If we can’t get those two, why not Ryan Reynolds, Bradley Cooper, Joshua Jackson or James Van Der Beek? They are all very good looking men! If Scott Foley doesn’t work out in ‘Scandal’, why not bring him over to ‘Grey’s’? I could totally see any of these guys in white coats and scrubs.
Even if Shonda finds a very hot looking guy, will he be accepted by the fans?
When Maggie Pierce was first introduced I wasn’t so sure about her addition. I thought adding another sister of Meredith was ridiculous and of course she was a heart surgeon, so she was replacing our beloved Cristina. Those were some big shoes to fill. Now I don’t believe she ever really replaced Yang, but Kelly McCreary made the role her own and made a home for herself at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. She’s even getting close to Meredith. It took a while, but I came to like Maggie. She was a great addiction to the cast.
Can Shonda do it again? It will take a good actor and good writing for fans to let another doctor into their hearts. Is Shondaland up to the task?
We’ll have to wait and see who they cast. And what speciality will this surgeon have?