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Paul James Cast in Recurring Grey's Anatomy Role

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Paul James of Greek fame is coming to Grey's Anatomy in a recurring role.

The actor best known for the college comedy-drama is coming on board this spring, as a character who comes to the Seattle hospital to assist with research.

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Since "graduating" from Greek in 2011, James has also notably appeared in Torchwood: Miracle Day and guest-starred on both CSI: NY and Shameless.

In other Grey's news, it looks like the future of the show is still bright.

Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey each signed two-year deals that will keep them on the long-running drama through the end of Season 12 (Spring 2016).

While ABC has yet to pick up the show beyond the current Season 10, that big piece of news made its already strong prospects for renewal even brighter.

Grey's Anatomy returns Thursday, February 27.

19 Most Epic Grey's Anatomy Episodes
The series opens with Meredith removing a sofa pillow from the bare bottom of a man named Derek. The rest is history.
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A Hard Day's Night

1. A Hard Day's Night

The series opens with Meredith removing a sofa pillow from the bare bottom of a man named Derek. The rest is history.


2. Freedom

As the fourth season finale gets underway, Meredith Grey works with Dr. Wyatt to understand what her mother was trying to tell her. By the time it ends, she has found catharsis, and her partner in life.

Map of You

3. Map of You

This Derek-centric hour was one of the high points of Season 10 so far, proving that the show's still got it.

Beautiful Doom

4. Beautiful Doom

As much as we love the majority of the collective cast, there is just something electric when the story is centered on Meredith and Cristina, as this Season 9 installment proved.

Dark Was the Night

5. Dark Was the Night

Henry passed and Teddy doesn’t know. Mer and Alex are stuck in the rain with a newborn and some bodies in the street. Cristina realized who she performed surgery on... and the news came that Zola is not coming back. Shonda tugged at our heartstrings on this one.

Adrift and at Peace

6. Adrift and at Peace

This installment was heartbreaking, emotional, well-paced, dramatic and a perfect sendoff for (hopefully) better things to come.

Give Peace A Chance

7. Give Peace A Chance

We absolutely loved this Derek-centric episode from early in the sixth season. It was one of Patrick Dempsey's best performances and a moving story to boot.

Remember the Time

8. Remember the Time

As Mark's chapter closed, this episode flashed back to the time after the plane crash while the doctors waited to be rescued and once they returned home.


9. Flight

Devastation. The plane crash that took place in the eighth season finale claimed multiple lives and changed others forever.

White Wedding

10. White Wedding

With plenty of tension from the parents, Callie and Arizona quickly realized their special day wasn’t turning out as they envisioned. Luckily, it all worked out in the end ... for now.

Death and All His Friends

11. Death and All His Friends

The sixth season finale stunningly concluded with a madman shooting up the hospital. Nothing would ever be the same at Seattle Grace.


12. Goodbye

Days 20-40 after the shocking death of George O'Malley saw the staff find some measure of closure, as the winds of change began to blow through Seattle.

What a Difference a Day Makes

13. What a Difference a Day Makes

As Grey's Anatomy turns 100, Meredith and Derek prepare to walk down the aisle as Izzie's condition brings back familiar (handsome!) symptoms. That's when MerDer decide to give their wedding away to Alex and Izzie.

Didn't We Almost Have it All

14. Didn't We Almost Have it All

We had a bad feeling from the start in the third season finale, which ended with MerDer's split, Burke's shocking departure and Yang bawling on the floor.

Some Kind of Miracle

15. Some Kind of Miracle

As Part III of this three-episode story line commenced, we could only hope that a hypothermic Meredith is somehow brought back to life. Thanks to some help in the afterlife, she was.

It's the End of the World...

16. It's the End of the World...

We have… a code… black. These words echoed through our minds for two weeks in advance, as ABC hyped its post-Super Bowl episode of the soon to be Thursday night staple.

(As We Know It)

17. (As We Know It)

… The tension continues with Meredith keeping her hand on the bomb, Derek refusing to leave the O. R. , Dr. Bailey in labor and much, much more.

Who's Zoomin' Who?

18. Who's Zoomin' Who?

George makes an interesting discovery in the first season finale ... but it's nothing like the bomb that gets dropped on Meredith in the form of Addison.

Into You Like a Train

19. Into You Like a Train

From the second season, perhaps the show's best-ever episode with the tension gripping viewers from start to finish.

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    I think he's going to be Der's research assistant, he'll be one of the President's task force! Der's let down Mer again, what a surprise...Not really!


    good, i love this guy, he was incredible in Greek, I miss Greek.

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