Is Jason George returning to Grey’s Anatomy?

Jason George is set to don his scrubs once again and return to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital as a series regular on Grey’s Anatomy, following the conclusion of its firefighter spinoff Station 19. George, renowned for his role as Dr. Ben Warren, confirmed the news on Instagram on June 12.

 

A Look Back at Jason George’s Career

Before captivating audiences as Ben Warren, Jason George made waves in several other notable roles, including:

  • Michael Bourne on the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach
  • Jeremiah Thurgood “J.T.” Hunter on the UPN sitcom Eve
  • Dr. Otis Cole on ABC’s Off the Map

He joined Grey’s Anatomy in Season 6 and became a series regular in Season 12, before transitioning to Station 19 as a main character.

Station 19, an American action-drama series created by Stacy McKee, premiered on ABC on March 22, 2018. As the second spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy (following Private Practice), it focused on the lives of the brave men and women at Seattle Fire Station 19.

Following the end of Station 19, rumors swirled about George’s potential return to Grey’s Anatomy. According to Deadline, George has officially signed on as a series regular for the show’s upcoming 21st season. He confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a Deadline report and teasing fans with the caption, “Well…it WAS kind of hush-hush. But now it’s official. Where my scrubs at?”

 

The Future of Other Grey’s Anatomy Characters

While George’s return is confirmed, the status of Stefania Spampinato, who also left Grey’s Anatomy for Station 19, remains uncertain. Although there are no current plans for her to return as Carina, the door is open for potential guest appearances.

George’s return coincides with the departure of two beloved characters: Midori Francis (Dr. Mika Yasuda) and Jake Borelli (Dr. Levi Schmitt). Both actors will exit in Season 21 but are expected to return briefly to conclude their characters’ story arcs.

In April, ABC renewed Grey’s Anatomy for its 21st season, solidifying its status as the longest-running primetime medical drama in television history and the longest-running primetime series in ABC history. The show first premiered in 2005 and continues to capture the hearts of fans worldwide.

Series creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes expressed her gratitude, stating, “The loyalty and love of Grey’s Anatomy fans has propelled us into a historic 21st season, and I could not be more grateful. Meg Marinis’ storytelling is a gift that continues to keep the show vibrant, compelling, and alive, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for next season.”

Grey’s Anatomy can be streamed on Disney+, allowing fans to catch up on past seasons and prepare for the exciting new developments in Season 21.