Michael Ausiello
August 11, 2010 AT 06:47 PM EDT

Image Credit: Adam Larkey/ABCMemo to Jesse Williams: Get ready for your close-up…of your chest.

Grey’s Anatomy‘s exec producer Shonda Rhimes tells me that Seattle Grace’s newest Doc McHottie will be exposing more than just his hypnotic baby blues this season.

“We felt that having a shirtless Jackson Avery would be a benefit to society,” Rhimes coos, “so we’re going to see a little bit of that early on in the season.”

Although the boss lady declines to provide the context of Williams’ seminude scene, she concedes that the time has come for Avery to get his first love story. “We were saving him because he’s so pretty—we didn’t want to fire the gun too soon,” Rhimes says of Williams, who returns this season as a full-fledged series regular. “But I am feeling that we are going to have some good romance for him down the road.”

Who would you like to see Avery paired with? And are you looking forward to seeing what he looks like out of scrubs? Hit the comments!

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