Guess who’s coming back to Seattle Grace?
James Tupper will return for a multi-episodic arc on Grey’s Anatomy. The former Men in Trees and Mercy star turned heads at the start of this season during his guest run on the show as Dr. Andrew Perkins, a psychologist who was brought in to perform evaluations on the residents after last season’s mass shooting (and who hooked up with Kim Raver’s Dr. Teddy).
Tupper will appear in three episodes toward the end of this season. And if he once again receives a strong reaction from fans … who knows?
Grey’s has a history of picking up actors as series regulars after trying them out in guest roles (Eric Dane famously was only supposed to appear in one episode). And when Tupper was on Trees, ABC fans gave the actor a Grey’s nickname, “McTreemy,” so maybe it’s fate? In any case, two guest arcs in one season is certainly a good sign.
Tupper’s character isn’t the only shrink coming to ABC’s Thursday night block this season: Alex Kingston is joining Private Practice for a guest stint; read about that here.