Kim Raver becomes series regular on 'Grey's Anatomy'

EW has confirmed that Kim Raver (24, Lipstick Jungle) has been promoted to series regular on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. (The Hollywood Reporter first reported the story.) The actress joined the cast of the medical drama last fall in a recurring role as cardio surgeon Teddy Altman. She will reportedly appear in all but one of the episodes for the rest of the season.

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  • CW

    Any news on what they intend to do with Katherine Hiegl? I’d be a happy viewer if Kim replaced her since my love for Izzie has severely dissipated the last couple of seasons.

    • Liam

      So much so that you can’t even spell her name correctly any more. :) Heigl is not being replaced by Kim – she is on maternity leave and will return to the show.

    • Beth

      Raver is a breath of fresh air. Since Izzy is wanting a movie career they should just let her go. So many other good actors that actually WANT to be there. She does nothing but complain about her long hours and ask for time off to shoot movies.

    • Aly

      Katherine Heigl is on maternity leave.

  • Brooke

    Oh good, I’m glad Cristina doesn’t lose her cardio god.

  • crispy

    Maybe now she won’t have such a long face.

    • bill

      Haha…good one

  • graeme

    Great, but unsurprising news. In just a couple of episodes, Raver has already proven to be a great addition to the cast and has already blended right in. She’s the strongest female addition since Kate Walsh.

    • Amber J

      See, rather than ABC feeding us Raver, I’d rather they cancel Private Practice and just bring Kate Walsh back! Sigh. A girl can dream…

      • Leslie

        Word, Amber J.

      • kathryn

        can i join in this dream?

      • Rashad

        I feel like the only Grey’s Anatomy fan that actually likes Private Practice. It’s a very good show

      • Brooke

        I like Private Practice, too. It’s not going to win any writing awards, but I enjoy the cast.

      • Tee

        I agree, I miss Kate Walsh. I find Private Practice so boring though. (Not that Grey’s has been so great in recent years, I watch it more out of habit than anything.) Kim Raver, meh. I had almost forgotten about her. Though I guess she’s more interesting and likable than most of the merged doctors ended up being.

      • Sina

        I also wish that Amber. I like Private Practice but Kate Walsh belongs on Grey’s. You can tell Addison is a much needed character on Grey’s for the simple fact they had to bring on a bunch of new people just to replace her and Burke. They left a huge void. Cristina has yet to mesh with anyone like she did Burke.It seems like Grey’s is trying to be the one show with the most cast members.

      • lmb

        keep dreaming….PP is better than Greys most weeks. Now that Meredith and Derek are “married” their is no room on Grey’s for Addison.

    • Jamie

      Do you work for Shonda or the network? That sounds like PR.

      • Rob

        Yeah, because all PR disses the other recent cast additions… Oh… I get it, you just wanted to express your displeasure, well there’s better ways to do that!

  • jody

    I think Kim Raver is a positive addition to the show. I have been a fan of hers since Third Watch and think she is very talented. I am glad the networks think so too

  • ernie

    As long as she doesn’t bust up Owen and Cristina, I’m cool with it.

    • Liz

      Word. I love Owen & Christina!

    • Lyn

      Gotta disagree. Owen and Cristina always struck me as a ridiculous dead end, though I like them individually. Would love to see C. with someone like Burke who seems professionally and physically compatible with her. And Kim Raver’s character already has way more in common w/ Owen than Cristina ever will.

      • AD

        Agreed

  • Justin

    Kim Raver Rocks! Now they just need to get rid of Heigl and I might start watching again…well, probably not but she’s awful.

  • Corran

    Good — let her stay there. She is a bad romance for Jack Bauer anyways. Jack needs to hook up with Renee!

    • Chuck Norris

      I wear Jack Bauer pajamas.

  • Andrew

    I really like her! I think she’s a great addition to the cast!

  • raprilc

    Part of what Kim Raver so good is her great storyline. The scene where Owen tells her he loves Cristina (into Kim’s mouth, no less) was amazing. I felt so badly for her, but so happy for Cristina.

  • seattle_girl

    Ugh. Do NOT like Kim Raver in anything ever since she turned Jack Bauer into a simpering idiot. Like the storyline though – just so long as she stops shy of breaking up Owen/Christina.

  • Liz

    I just hope it won’t take even more of Meredith & Derek’s screen time (since we only see them 2 minutes per epi now..).

  • Janell

    Kim is a great addition to the cast. Enough of the Mer/Der story line. It has ran it’s course the past 4 seasons! Christina and Owen all the way! Now, if they bring back Burke – it would create an interesting storyline for the couple. Also, please bring back Kate Walsh!

  • shelby

    i like kim raver in grey’s. she is strong but soft. christina needs to have a personality transplant. they need to find a doctor who can perform that…

  • Pat

    Only if they keep her far, far away from Ownen. The Cristina/Owen/Kim Raver triangle is almost as bad as the Dead Denny sex one.

    • Yoja

      Dead Denny sex storyline was Horrible! I would normally vote for any reason to see Jeffrey Dean Morgan on screen, but that was just too much.

    • Ana

      Dude, nothing EVER on the show (or TV for that matter) will be as bad as ghost sex.

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