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Sarah Drew Promoted to Grey's Anatomy Series Regular

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As expected, Sarah Drew has joined the Grey's Anatomy cast full time.

An ABC rep confirms that Drew’s new contract, which kicks in this fall with the start of Season 7, was finalized this morning, promoting her to series regular status.

News of the former Everwood actress’ promotion comes less than 48 hours after fellow Grey's Anatomy rookie Jesse Williams joined the full-time ranks at Seattle Grace.

It’s safe to say that while the elevation of Williams, who plays Dr. Jackson Avery, to main cast member was met with general praise, Drew may not be so fortunate.

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This is not her fault, of course, but Dr. April Kepner's. The Mercy West alumna and McDreamy quasi-stalker has not been a fan favorite with many. But times change.

We're talking about Grey's Anatomy, after all, a show with a penchant for endearing us to characters the more we get to know them and see them in new situations.

April’s heart-to-heart with Meredith in the sixth season finale was a pretty good start, too. Right? Are you excited Sarah is sticking around? Displeased? Indifferent?

Share your thoughts with us by leaving comments below ...

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Honestly she may be a good actress, but the character isn´t....not happy with her sticking around, but this is Shonda's Playground so she's going to do whatever she wants....

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Displeased. I do not wish to see her, she is really annnoying

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April's character is annoying and should be let go. Just like Dr. Hann and i hope she leaves too because i never liked her character either! Now Dr. Jackson Avery yumm can you say eye candy! glad he is full time!

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In the last season Shonda isn't successful in manage all,noe she must manage 14 REGULARS IN 40 MINUTS OF SHOW...I want to know as she does,see that Shonda doesn't understand when she does a mistake.The Kepner 'll be recommended ,because first she comes dismissed and then she retakes her job and she does all of colours:does to die a patient,she has a crush for her chief and then she is the cause for which Derek is shoot...i'm very doubful on her character in the show ,she isn't a positive character as Jackson for anything from my point of view .

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I will find it hard to accept Kepner if she still has the Der crush and if she chooses neurosurgery as her surgical career. I don't want her to have more scenes with Der than Mer does each episode.

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Love Sandra Drew. BUT, I hate the April character the way she's been presented to date. She comes across as unstable and as a "taker" rather thsn a "giver". So far all she has done medically is kill a patient so I'd like to see some sort of "doctor" credibility established. Let's wait and see I gues . . .

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oh no!!!! really not necessary!

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I like April. I didn't until the season finale, I admit, but she was so real! And she and Mer should definitely bond more! :)

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Sarah Drew is a great actress, and I'm really happy she's been made a regular. I think people are being overly in touch with the fictional world that they're not seeing how talented this lady is, and she deserves this break. I've seen her guest-star on other shows, and she's very charming and a really good actress. I think that's the reason the producers brought her back when there was orginally no intention of doing so when she first appeared. The producers probably recognize her charm and talent like the fans did. In fact, when the Mercy Wester's first appeared, I remember April being the favorite Mercy Wester by the majority of Grey's fans. It wasn't until she started having a crush on Derek that people were starting to harp on her unnecessarily. Her recent storyline might piss of some M/D fans, but really, you have to see the big picture and realize it's not gonna happen, she's not gonna be able to break them up. M/D is already endgame. Besides, I think it's really more an out-of-hand schoolgirl crush she's got on Derek, rather than a psycho I'll take away your man kind of thing. The fans are over-reacting, panicking for no reason and just peeing all over their territory and labeling the girl psycho without any real basis. Give her a chance people!

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Sarah Drew is a great actress, and I'm really happy she's been made a regular. I think people are being overly in touch with the fictional world that they're not seeing how talented this lady is, and she deserves this break. I've seen her guest-star on other shows, and she's very charming and a really good actress. I think that's the reason the producers brought her back when there was orginally to intention of doing so when she first appeared. I think the producers recognize her charm and talent. In fact, when the Mercy Wester's first appeared, I remember April being the favorite Mercy Wester by the majority of Grey's fans. It wasn't until she started having a crush on Derek that people were starting to harp on her unnecessarily. Her recent storyline might piss of some M/D fans, but really, you have to see the big picture and realize it's not gonna happen, she's not gonna be able to break them up. M/D is already endgame. Besides, I think it's really more an out-of-hand schoolgirl crush she's got on Derek, rather than a psycho I'll take away your man kind of thing. The fans are over-reacting, panicking for no reason and just peeing all over their territory and labeling the girl psycho without any real basis. Give her a chance people!

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