Chyler Leigh Promoted to Cast Member

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TV Guide reports today that the Grey's Anatomy brain trust has officially promoted Chyler Leigh (a.k.a. Mer's half-sister, Lexie Grey) to a series regular.

An ABC Studios rep confirmed the move, stating that Chyler Leigh is signed for at least 13 episodes at the present time.

The news confirms our story from last week about Leigh possibly joining the cast.

It also comes in spite of a report that Grey's test audiences chewed up and spit out the Lexie character during a recent focus group.

Her flirtation with Derek Shepherd - one of only two scenes featuring Lexie Grey thus far - didn't help.

In any case, Chyler Leigh appears to be here to stay.

In related news, the spin-off, Private Practice, also added a new star in KaDee Strickland (The Wedding Bells) to play the administrator of Oceanside Wellness Center. She too will be a series regular.

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I mentioned it, luvthisshow. I guess your the only that agrees with me so far so thanx for not chewing me out. I don't see why Shonda would be dumb as to put derek together with Mer's too-young-of a half sister.
Shonda should focus on putting Grey's back on the map instead of making a made for lifetime television movie.


someone above mentioned lexi going after alex and i think that's a great solution!!!! alex and the whole jane doe/ava story was BORING in my book. alex needs some excitement in his life. maybe lexi can shake things up a bit for him. this is what i am going to focus on--the threat of her messing w/dermer just brings too much unwanted anxiety to my life. lol


Do you all think that this is petition worthy? We could always set one up @ petitiononline


I just realized something and now have to contradict myself on my last commented article. Bonnie said that she thinks Shonda is hoping that we will learn to like Lexi as we did Addison. And I for one am willing to bet that nobody liked Addison in the beginning but now were sorry to see her leave Seattle Grace. It was a point in Dereks life that needed to be known and dealt with. Same goes for Meredith. As much as we are going to hate her, Mer needs this to happen.


Hey Hafsa. I´m fine how are you any news. Yeah the only reason i gooled McBar slut i wanted to see how old the BITCH is & i found out she´s youger than ME. & If McDreamy is too old 4 then he´s too old for her. Not that he´s old coz 41 is not old. & away McDreamy is like a good bottle of wine the older he gets th e BETTER he gets. By the way i agree with everything th you said. If McDreamy gets with Lexie he won´t be McDreamy anymore he´ll be McJackass AGAIN whitch is not GOOD AT ALL.


Lexi can stay and mind her own business translating to mean she should stay away from MerDer. Season 3 was bad enough at the end.


I hope Mer will dig out McBarSlut and I hope she will not touch Derek.... or Mark....or Alex....or somebody else...


this is the funniest thing I've heard in a long time.( I don't know why it's funny but it just is). I don't know whether or not I am suppose to be upset or happy. I just knew that they were going to make her a series regular. She better stay away from Derek and get with Alez instead. I guess I'll just roll with it.


I have faith that it will be a great season even with McBarSlut. I don't like her...but I didn't like Addison at first either. Now I hate that she is gone. BTW, I liked George and Izzie together!!! Am I the only one :)


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.