Kim Raver Stitches Up a Regular Grey's Anatomy Gig

Grey's Anatomy is like, totally popular or something, so anytime a new doctor puts on the Seattle Grace scrubs only to take them off later with some other doctor, it's big news. Actress Kim Raver, who you've seen before on Lipstick Jungle, 24, and The Nine, is the latest to join the ABC show's on-screen/off-screen drama as a regular fixture.

Raver was introduced last year as a recurring character in the current Grey's chapter, but The Hollywood Reporter says she's been promoted to a regular, officially making Raver the happiest actress so far this year. It's rare for actors to get promoted to regular status during a season, but apparently producers liked the direction her character, Teddy Altman, was taking. And that direction is a wedge between hot new doctor couple Owen (Kevin McKidd) and Christina (Sandra Oh).

This wouldn't be Grey's Anatomy news without a little controversy, and that's served up in the form of a "OMG does that mean Katherine Heigl is fired!?" No, it does not. Heigl has made no secret of her desire to pursue a film career, but Raver isn't replacing her. However, the move does allow for Heigl to take some time off to primp her princess desires, before slowly making the least surprising departure from a television show, ever.

Grey's Anatomy is due to return January 14 on ABC.

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Have to disagree with pufek20 about Addison. I'm so glad she's gone! Grey's is SO much better without her. Grey's is still the best!
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Eh I.m so disappointed Greys Anatomy this season, the show lost the magic; they kill George, Izzie probably vanish soon, Burke left, and Addison left too becouse theycreated unnecessary spin off Private Practice, coz they want to earn more money , but what about quality ?? ehhh I think that the show isn't so great like before, and I dont care about new characters like Owen or Teddy..
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i like owen he is great i loved him on Rome now i love him on this
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I agree with getting rid of the whiny Owen. Urgh, can't see how there'll be two women actually fighting over this guy.
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This show isn't dead yet?
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They can keep her, I don't care, but please get rid of that whiny "ohhh I was in the war and now I'm all traumatised waa waa" Owen. That's the s*** they do on Mercy, not Grey's.
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nice she is a awesome, way better than Christina anyway
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Am I the only one who doesn't lke her character on Grey's, I really hope they do something good with her character cause right now I don't like her.
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In my opinion her storyline on 24 is resolved.

The Chinese have ****** her up. Audrey will remain paranoid in her bed as per the end of Season 6.
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I am so glad, I loved her in Third Watch, She is a very talented actress!
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leave heigl...leave....dont ever ever come back...the show is mucho better without you..and your stoopid cancerous bald head...
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ARGH! She needs to resolve her storyline on 24 first and THEN she can go to another show!
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Good for Kim! I think her character has potential.
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So wait, is Katherine Heigl leaving Grey's?
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YAY!
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I was really hoping for her to become a regular! Very good news :)
Yay!
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