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Peter Gallagher joins “Grey’s Anatomy” for Season 18

“Law & Order” star will be a recurring member on Shonda Rhimes series

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Peter Gallagher. Source: (Twitter).

With 17 seasons and more than 380 episodes aired, “Grey’s Anatomy” has managed to position itself not just as one of the most popular medical dramas on the small screen, but also as one of the longest-running television shows in history.

We have seen great talents participating in several seasons, and all indications are that Season 18 of Shonda Rhimes‘ masterpiece will be no different. In fact, it will double the stakes by adding a top talent to its ranks.

“Grey’s Anatomy” premiered on March 27, 2005 as a mid-season replacement for “Boston Legal.”

According to Deadline, “Law & Order” star Peter Gallagher has been cast as a recurring character in the Shondaland drama, which also happens to be his 66th birthday.

Gallagher will play an important role in “Grey’s Anatomy” as his character could be one of the keys to how Ellis Grey (Kate Burton), will be reintroduced on the show.

According to the statement, the actor will play Dr. Alan Hamilton who knew Ellis Grey (Burton) back in the day and meets Meredith during the premiere of the first episode, scheduled for September 30.

Peter Gallagher , who has developed primarily a television career, has been active since 1979. His recent productions include the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” and the NBC series “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”, as well as “Covert Affairs” and “The O.C.”.

Ellen Pompeo is ready to leave acting behind when “Grey’s Anatomy” comes to and end

Despite the fact that playing Meredith Grey has become one of Ellen Pompeo’s career highlights, “Grey’s Anatomy” star revealed in a recent interview that she is ready to leave the role. In fact, she said that she’s not just ready to hang up her robe, but also to take a break from acting once the show ends.

Ellen Pompeo has been leading “Grey’s Anatomy” since 2005.

While talking on the Ladies First with Laura Brown podcast, Ellen revealed, “I’m not saying I’ll never act again. I very well may, but I’m not super excited about continuing my acting career.”

Grey’s Anatomy” is the longest-running show on ABC currently. It was renewed for an 18th Season back in May. Series lead Pompeo was confirmed to return at that time. There had been speculation that she would exit the series and more than likely bring it to an end before she extended her contract. With the extension, Pompeo remains the highest-paid actress on television.

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