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Grey's Anatomy Exclusive: FNL MVP Gaius Charles Joins Season 9 Cast as [Spoiler]

Grey’s Anatomy‘s ninth season is shaping up to be a real Smash: Friday Night Lights grad Gaius Charles is joining the cast in a recurring role, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The details regarding Charles’ character are still being worked out, but it stands to reason that he will be playing a young doctor at  Seattle Grace — a hospital reeling from at least two major staff departures.

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To say Charles’ TV career is on fire at the moment is an understatement. After spending several years out of the spotlight to focus on college, the actor re-entered the TV scene with back-to-back guest stints on ABC’s short-lived Pan-Am and CBS juggernaut NCIS. Last month, he returned to the football field via a major arc on USA Network’s Necessary Roughness

Charles’ casting continues Grey’s boss Shonda Rhimes’ love affair with Friday Night Lights. Other FNL stars who have passed through Seattle Grace’s hallowed halls include  Kyle Chandler, Jesse Plemmons and Zach Gilford.