Patrick Dempsey: Planning Return to Primetime ... Already?

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Patrick Dempsey may be gone from Grey's Anatomy forever, but might the actor soon be making a return to primetime television?

According to Entertainment Weekly, just a few weeks after being killed off this ABC drama, Dempsey is making the television rounds, seeing if there's a new role for him somewhere out there.

“It’s very normal for an actor who has been on a show for a long time to take meetings, to get reacquainted with other studios and network execs,” a high-level studio executive tells EW.

“It’s just what you do. You never know when that dream project is gonna fall in your lap.”

And while casting would seem to be all set for new 2015-2016 shows, another network executive claims there’s plenty of time for Dempsey to join an upcoming project.

“I can definitely see him ending up on something in the fall," this suit says.

What do you think, Grey's Anatomy Fanatics?

Do you want to see Dempsey take on a new character? Or would it be too soon for you to accept him as anyone but Dr. Derek Shepherd?

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