Ousted Grey's Anatomy Star Sarah Drew Books TV Return!

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Well, that was a fast turnaround. 

Just days ago, it was reported that Sarah Drew had been fired from Grey's Anatomy after nine seasons in the role of April Kepner. 

Thankfully for fans of the talented actress, she has already lined up her next TV gig, and yes, it is one of the multitude of TV reboots in the works for the 2018 to 2019 season. 


According to Deadline, Drew has been added to the Cagney & Lacey reboot as Cagney. She will join Michelle Hurd in the series who has been cast as Lacey. 

The new series will follow two female police officers and their friends as they battle crime in order to keep the mean streets of Los Angeles safe. 

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The original series starred Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as the titular heroines and ran from 1982 to 1988 on CBS. 

When the news was announced late last week that Drew and fellow Grey's star, Jessica Capshaw will be written out of the veteran medical drama later this season, there was an outcry of support from fans. 

Sarah Drew as Dr. April Kepner

The ABC drama has gone through several cast changes over the years, but some feel like the departures of the two actresses could be the straw that broke the camels back for the series. 

At the time of the dismissal being revealed, Drew released a statement of her own, and it was very clear she was stunned to be exiting the series. 

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“I haven’t really had the time to process this information,” she said.

Exasperated April - Grey's Anatomy Season 13 Episode 14

“I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours, so I’m not ready to say my thank yous and give an all-encompassing statement about my 9 years here. That will come later.”  

Okay, TV Fanatics. Are you on board for this new series with the addition of Drew and Hurd?

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

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