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Shonda Rhimes Wants Kate Walsh, Caterina Scorsone Back on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ — ‘At Some Point’

Shonda Rhimes Wants Kate Walsh, Caterina Scorsone Back on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ — ‘At Some Point’

The prolific showrunner behind recently departed "Private Practice" tells THR that while there are no plans for their return at the moment, she’d like the characters to return to the flagship series.


Kate Walsh and Caterina Scorsone Private Practice - H 2013

It’s been nearly two months since Private Practice wrapped its six-season run on ABC and showrunner Shonda Rhimes has plans for stars Kate Walsh and Caterina Scorsone.

"I would love to see Addison back at Seattle Grace at some point for a visit," Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter recently of bringing both Walsh and Scorsone back to ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. "I’ve said a million times that before the show ends its run, Addison has got to put on her shoes and scrub cap and come scrub in at the hospital. That’s a given for me."

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While there are currently no plans for either Walsh (aka Addison Montgomery — or is it now Montgomery-Reilly?) or Scorsone (Amelia) to appear on Grey’s Anatomy, Rhimes says they’re both "always going to be a member of that family."

"Amelia is Derek’s sister and I’m going to want to see that happen at some point as well," Rhime says.

Some of the Private cast has already found their follow-up projects. KaDee Strickland is poised to star in NBC’s Peter Berg pulp thriller Bloodline and her on-screen son Griffin Gluck is the centerpiece of a new family in ABC’s untitled Cullen brothers comedy starring James Caan and Maggie Lawson. (Audra McDonald, who returned to reprise her role as Naomi in the series finale will also co-star in CBS’ drama The Ordained; and former cast member Chris Lowell is part of Fox’s sibling comedy Enlisted.)

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"Everybody at Private Practice is taking a vacation and for the first time in six years, I don’t know where they all are," Rhimes said. "We sort of keep email asking, ‘What are you doing?’ and they’re here and there. It’s really exciting and great for everybody to have a moment before they all get back to what ever is going to be next."

The prolific showrunner behind both Grey’s and sophomore breakout Scandal also said she’s eager to work with Strickland again. "I told KaDee that I would be sleeping on her lawn and stalking her for my next project because I adore her."

Would you like to see Addison and Amelia return to Grey’s Anatomy? Hit the comments with your thoughts. Grey’s airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Email: Lesley.Goldberg@thr.com; Twitter: @Snoodit

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