Kim Raver Becomes Grey's Anatomy Cast Regular

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Kim Raver is taking up permanent residence at Seattle Grace.

The actress has been upped to a series regular on ABC's Grey's Anatomy, only two months after she joined the medical drama as a recurring character, Dr. Teddy Altman.

Kim made her debut in the ninth episode of Grey's Anatomy's current sixth season as the hospital's new cardio surgeon brought in by her former Army colleague Owen.

She and Owen (Kevin McKidd) have quite a history, it turns out, and Teddy stirred things up by professing feelings for Owen, laying the groundwork for a love triangle.

He and Christina (Sandra Oh) have developed terrific chemistry since McKidd joined the cast last season. It will be very interesting to see where that story leads.

Owen and Teddy

Raver is expected to appear in all but one of the show's remaining episodes this season. She takes over for Jessica Capshaw as the newest full-time Grey's Anatomy cast member.

Among Kim Raver's other recent credits include 24, Lipstick Jungle and The Nine.

Are you excited about her joining the Grey's Anatomy cast full time?

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DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

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Mark: It isn't just death we have to grieve. It's life. It's loss. It's change.
Alex: And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes, has to hurt so bad. The thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
Izzie: That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much you can't breathe, that's how you survive.
Derek: By remembering that one day, somehow, impossibly, you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Bailey: Grief comes in its own time for everyone, in its own way.
Owen: So the best we can do, the best anyone can do, is try for honesty.
Meredith: The really crappy thing, the very worst part of grief is that you can't control it.
Arizona: The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
Callie: And let it go when we can.
Meredith: The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it, it starts all over again.
Cristina: And always, every time, it takes your breath away.
Meredith: There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us, but there are always five.
Alex: Denial.
Derek: Anger.
Bailey: Bargaining.
Lexie: Depression.
Richard: Acceptance.