Patrick Dempsey: Returning To TV!

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It's hard to believe that Patrick Dempsey exited Grey's Anatomy two years ago. 

Since then, he has focused on his movie career and even managed to snag a lead role in Bridget Jones's Baby, as the latest man to fight for the titular character's heart. 

Patrick Dempsey Attends Bridget Jones Premiere

Thankfully, his exile from TV screens is coming to an end since he's been tapped to appear on a new drama series for EPIX.  

Dempsey will star opposite Virginia Madsen on The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. 

It is a ten-episode series that is based on a European novel by Joel Dicker. The series centers on the character of Harry Quebert (Dempsey), as his life is turned upside down when the body of a young girl is found on his property. 

Due to Quebert's profession, his name will be dragged through the mud and the series will focus on him trying to clear his name before it's too late. 

Patrick Dempsey Appears on Sirius XM

Jean-Jacques Annaud is on board to direct every single episode of the series, and it will mark his first time at the helm a TV show. 

Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr., Virginia Madsen, Kristine Froseth, Colm Feore, Josh Close, Matt Frewer, Connor Price, Tessa Mossey, Victoria Clark, Craig Eldridge, Kurt Fuller, Don Harvey, Felicia Shulman and Wayne Knight round out the cast. 

"With its provocative subject matter, inspired casting and source material from master storyteller Joel Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair is the perfect addition to our offerings at Epix," Epix CEO Mark Greenberg said.

"We look forward to working with MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and this fantastic creative team as we continue our expansion into original scripted programming."

Patrick Dempsey as Dr. Derek Shepherd

A premiere date has yet to be determined, but production on the series is underway. 

Dempsey previously spent eleven seasons on Grey's Anatomy as Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd. His exit from the series was shocking, to say the least. 

He saved a string of people from a car crash, and then got ready to leave the scene, but a truck slammed into his vehicle.

Patrick Dempsey Photograph

 It was emotional, but it gave the other actors first-class material to work with as the characters faced life without the charming McDreamy. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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