Jason George Returning To ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ As Series Regular

EXCLUSIVE: It’s official: Jason George is rejoining Grey’s Anatomy as a series regular. The Station 19 star has closed a deal to join the main cast of the venerable ABC medical drama for the upcoming 21st season.

George has been on Grey’s Anatomy since Season 6 as Ben Warren. He was a series regular from S12-S14 before leaving to help launch spinoff Station 19. For the past seven seasons, George was a series regular on the firefighter drama while making frequent guest appearances on the mothership series, both produced by Shondaland and ABC Signature.

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In addition to George, Station 19′s main cast included one more Grey’s Anatomy transplant, Stefania Spampinato who reprised her role as Carina. For now, there are no plans for her to return to the mothership but there is always a possibility for her to pop in as a guest star, something Grey’s Anatomy does frequently with its alums.

George is rejoining the medical drama as it is preparing to bid farewell to two series regulars, Jake Borelli and Midori Francis, who will be back in the fall to wrap their characters’ arcs.

Ben’s Season 7 storyline on Station 19 had him tapping more and more into his medical skills while questioning his future as a firefighter in light of his shoulder injury, setting up a potential return to Grey Sloan. It culminated in the Station 19 series finale, in which Ben told Captain Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) that he was going back to finish his surgical residency. (In 2017, as a fifth year resident at Grey Sloan, Ben found a way to explore a dream second career as a firefighter without jeopardizing his chances at going back one day should he choose to do so.)

Of course, Ben always has had a personal connection to Grey Sloan through his marriage to Miranda Bailey (Chandra Wilson), which was revisited with one final crossover in the Grey’s Anatomy Season 20 finale.

George has been in the Shondaland family for more than two decades. In addition to his runs on Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19, he also was a series regular on the company’s 2011 medical drama Off The Map. The actor, who is a board member of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is repped by Independent Artist Group and Yorn, Levine, Barnes.

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