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.

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  1. nasha says:

    I hate that they killed off lexi…and there prob gonna kill derk sence he said he was leavin the show. They always kill off the ones i like :(

  2. Ahmed says:

    As long they keep it go smooth and nice to watch , it doesn’t really matter whether they added a new character because you know most of the characters weren’t in the show when it started but, I find them more suitable than the others .

    Greys cast don’t mass it up !

  3. sierra says:

    I agree that the “edge” GA used to have has dissipated somewhat.

    I feel as if the show began to fall apart the moment Rhimes threw George and Izzie together in Season 3 and then broke them apart in Season 4. That whole plot line was just a waste of time – but it was done to appease viewers who were adamant that those two best friends hook up, which was obviously a mistake.

    Viewers fit the old saying of “should be seen, not heard.” You people who continue to rave about how the show has gone down the can need to take a step back and breathe some fresh air. No, it’s not at the same echelon that it once was, but it’s been on the air for how many years now? 8, going on 9. Can you imagine all the research that has to be done to create even one episode with multiple patients being afflicted by varying diseases and symptoms? That, and they have to maintain a loveable storyline at the same time? Seriously, that takes some brain power.

    If adding new characters and losing old ones is what it takes to help fluctuate a story line then it’s a necessary sacrifice. I was unhappy about Lexie dying, just as I was unhappy about George dying, but they are characters whose actors could (for their own reasons) no longer participate on the show. Rhimes is making up for shortcomings as best as she can and is adapting her show to the best of her abilities. No, I do not always like the route she goes, and so I too am sometimes tempted to flail my hands like an angry child, but that’s not my call to make, now is it? And it’s not yours. She makes a choice and then if she doesn’t like it she does her best to correct it.

    So if you cannot appreciate that aspect of what Rhimes, as a writer, is trying to do, then please stop watching this show. No, it’s not the same caliber it used to be, but it’s still doing well for a veteran program – heck, it even still gets me to cry and that’s what counts. If it is still entertaining then what else can you really ask for?

  4. Jacquelyn says:

    Ill only support this if it gets Jackson and April together faster. Otherwise, cut the nonsense and let them get a happily ever after together.

  5. Roses C says:

    I watch Grey and enjoy it. It would be absurd to compare it to ER’s greatness. it is just a good show, I really do think the world of McDreamy though. With him, the sky is the limit.