Grey's Anatomy Promotes Jesse Williams to Series Regular

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To the surprise of no one, Jesse Williams (Jackson Avery) has become the latest, full-time member of the Grey's Anatomy cast. He'll be in the main credits next fall.

Entertainment Weekly reported Tuesday morning that Grey’s Anatomy upgraded Williams to a full-time series regular, a promotion beginning with this fall's Season 7.

Williams joined Grey’s last October as part of the polarizing Mercy West merger plot, but was quickly pegged as the one with the most staying power of that crew.

Last month, creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes all but confirmed that Williams, as well as fellow rookie Sarah Drew (April), would be back next fall.

Dr. Avery Pic

The Grey's Anatomy cast just got bigger (and better looking).

“April and Jackson have really been folded into the group,” she said. “It’ll depend on what the network decides, but I fully advocate to have both them [stick around].”

Meanwhile, Drew’s deal for next season is still being worked on, so stay tuned.

Are you excited to see Jesse become a full-time Grey's Anatomy cast member and for more Dr. Avery? Indifferent? Upset that new characters keep being added? Discuss!

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avery totally rocks! :) happy to have him for season 7!




Yipee...more Jackson I say...


It was so obvious SR was always aiming to do this. She has made Avery the most likeable MWer and the only MWer who made an effort to integrate with the SGH residents. Not so happy that Kepner is continuing as a character though


I'm so happy Jackson is a regular now. Please develop him. I don't want to wait 5-6 years to see him grow as we had to do for Alex. Hopefully, Alex and Jackson will get would be nice for Alex to have a male friend to compliment his lady friends :)


Gag! SD is now a regular. Does SR really believe that we will like her? Gag!


I like Jesse Williams becoming a season regular, but I hate that they also made Sarah Drew a full-time contract!!!! Don't like her at all, she's annoying!


I love that Jackson is now a regular. He is such eye candy and a good actor too. I would not mind seeing him with Lexie or Lexie getting back together with McSteamy. Anything but her and Alex. I hate them together. They have zero chemestry IMHO.


I LOVE that they bring in more people in the show, but I think it soon is enough. Sure I'm SUPER HAPPY!!!!! That J.Cap got a regular spot on the show, but this, no, I really don't like them ercu westers! But on the other hand, I rather have Jackson and April on the show then Owen and Teddy...


So now the cast is SUPER huge...super. :( Not a good sign.

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