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Sarah Drew Lands Role on Grey's Anatomy

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As we learned on last week's rollercoaster Grey's Anatomy season premiere, cash-strapped Seattle Grace is getting ready to merge with its crosstown rival hospital, Mercy West.

The result will be an influx of new characters, as the series aspires to expand its roster of hot doctors and story lines as it enters what is being called a transitional sixth season.

Sarah Drew is the latest to score a recurring role as one of the new faces at the revamped SGH. The actress, who turns 29 tomorrow, will be playing a doctor named April.

The hospital merger takes place on the October 15 episode, "Invasion," when Drew and fellow Mercy West newcomers Robert Baker, Jesse Williams and Nora Zehetner arrive.

The "Invasion" of fresh faces presumably will compete with Seattle Grace regulars.

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Interestingly, Sarah Drew was recently cast on Inside the Box, a new pilot developed by Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes that was never picked up.

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Hi -- who is the mom of the schizto guy? I can't place her face. Thanks.

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GA started out with the fab 5 interns, 2 male attendings and Bailey and the Chief. 9 core characters. Ad arrived, then Callie, Sloan, Lexie and Hunt. We've lost Burke and George now and gained Arizona. So is that eleven main characters, surely enough! Yes, the storylines of our core group are going to be so diluted to accomodate introducing TOO MANY new characters :( We'll soon be hearing these attractive actors will be extending their contracts, so depressing.

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This girl looks like Chyler leigh sort of.
Yeah i agree, these new doctors should be no more than scene fillers. The cast is big enough so focus on them and show the audience new sides of them cuz i think there's so much you can show with one single character.
Hopefully these doctors wont be annoying..hoepfully no more interns.

Paddisonluvr

Agreed - and it's a good thing the pilot wasn't picked up! Shonda has enough to handle with 2 shows - I can't imagine GA and PrPr competing with a whole new one. Wow.

Greys4eva

i agree, the cast is so big, and i like the lastest cast members (owen, arizona) but i feel like we dont know much about them. i'd like to see character development and bigger storylines for arizona, mark, and callie. that would make our show so much stronger, whereas all these new people seem to dilute the already developing stories.

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these new entry i don't want them because they take off scenes to our legendary residents.SO i don't want them

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sorry for my english I'm with the 3 of you, there are quite characters for keep our interest, shonda could center in their stories more people means less time for our beloved characters, the same way that gang of interns took time last season, and for what?

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Another one. Great. I understand that EP and KH's leave have to be covered but the permanent cast is very large, why can't they focus on them?

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I agree with Angela. I know they keep saying they have to expand the cast for the longevity of the show, but I for one am not that interested in a whole slew of new people...

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Ughhh...... thats all I've got to say.

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)

There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever.

Meredith
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