Fall TV Preview

Exclusive: Grey's Anatomy Alum Kim Raver Joins in NBC's Revolution

Kim Raver RevolutionNBC’s Revolution drama, now viewable online but officially premiering Sept. 17, has recruited Grey’s Anatomy alum Kim Raver for a juicy recurring role.

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Set 15 years in the future, Revolution — exec-produced by J.J. Abrams and penned by Eric Kripke (Supernatural) — depicts the aftermath of a global blackout, in which all power goes out. Billy Burke and Tracy Spiradakos lead one band of survivors, while Breaking Bad Emmy nominee Giancarlo Esposito plays Capt. Neville, the officious leader of a militia serving the makeshift Monroe Republic.

Details on Raver’s character are being kept under lock and key, but sources confirm that the part is a pivotal one. (BTW, the Revolution pilot can currently be viewed at NBC.com.)

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In addition to her turns as Grey’s doc Teddy Altman, who was written off the ABC series in May, and of course 24′s Audrey Raines, Raver’s TV credits include The Nine, Lipstick Jungle and Third Watch.



Comments (34)

  • Cool! Loved her on “Third Watch” and “The Nine.” I’m looking forward to seeing her on “Revolution.”

    Comment by Brandon – September 5, 2012 04:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great news! I was already thinking of giving Revolution a look, but Kim Raver’s addition makes that a definite!

    Comment by Linderella – September 5, 2012 04:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kim Raver – in your TV since 1999. She may change the show, but will never take a break :D

    Comment by Lubomir Raykov – September 5, 2012 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hell yeah!!!! Kim RAVER ftw!!!!

      Comment by Lipstick Socialism – September 6, 2012 12:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news! And thanks for the link to watch the pilot-wasn’t planning on it but Kim could read the phone book at a Ron Paul rally and I’d be watching so Revolution it is!

    Comment by Colleen – September 5, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome!!!! I am soooo happy for her. I was super bummed when she got kicked off Grey’s. Love Ms. Raver! Well, heck, I guess I will be watching Revolution now…I hope she finds a permanent home there and I wish her much success…

    Comment by Ana – September 5, 2012 05:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Before it has even aired- This show gets better by the minute!

    Comment by Mike – September 5, 2012 05:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great to hear Kim Raver will be on Revolution. Very happy for her! The show sounds interesting.

    Comment by Carrie – September 5, 2012 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay!! Kim Raver is one if my favorites!!! Now I am even more excited about Revolution. First Elizabeth Mitchell and now Kim!!!

    Comment by English – September 5, 2012 06:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES YES YES!!

      Comment by Lipstick Socialism – September 6, 2012 12:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I watched the pilot on my cable On Demand. Intriguing show. Seems a little like Lost or the book ‘The Road.’ Nice that Kim Raver will have a recurring role. Also nice to see Giancarlo Esposito.

    Comment by Abbey – September 5, 2012 06:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Just finished the pilot and boy is it great. I just pray that America watches this show. I don’t know if I can handle another “Awake” situation…

    Comment by Zach – September 5, 2012 06:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed, that cancellation was just tragic, Jason Isaacs was brilliant :( But here’s to a success for this show!!!

      Comment by Cottage101 – September 6, 2012 05:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The pilot was really good. Billy Burke is yummy in this role. I didn’t like Kim Raver’s character on Grey’s but I loved her on Lipstick Jungle. I hope Revolution makes it at least a couple of seasons.

    Comment by tp – September 5, 2012 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree with you about LJ and Greys. Didnt like her on 24 either though

      Comment by JeniLee – September 6, 2012 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This pilot was God awful. Bad acting in places and the premise is kinda stolen right out of The Postman with the militia and post-apocalyptic setting. The story was a bit disjointed where they added in the chick from V and changed the role of the person she replaced. It was vastly underwhelming considering the names involved. It was literally no better than The Event’s pilot. I foresee a handful of fans doing lots of crying over the next few months over the ratings before it is cancelled. They are going to have to make major changes after the pilot to make this an interesting show to watch. And as I knew, their story for the power failure is not going to have any basis in reality. Not after seeing the final scene. Be prepared to be strung along with tiny little nuggets just like that if the show survives, just like Lost. Which had a far superior pilot.

    Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – September 5, 2012 09:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sorry “Chuck” only Bruce Campbell is allowed to use that name.

      Comment by Carrie – September 6, 2012 04:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh that’s too bad. Guess you will just have to live with it. This site is consistently full of commenters that cannot define the word “objective” let alone be objective in evaluating a pilot. Every pilot has the same repetitive people talking about how it is the best thing since sliced bread. Yet I go to other sites with more realistic people and the consensus has been that this show is destined for cancellation right out of the gate if they don’t improve from the pilot drastically. I love scifi, but this was bad. The sword fight straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean made me laugh out loud. It is a typical NBC swing and a miss. Like I said, every week there will be an article about this show with the same 5 delusional people demanding to know why it is pulling a 1.1 in the ratings every week.

        Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) – September 6, 2012 08:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Showkiller Kim! I love her and all the cancelled shows she leaves in her wake!

    Comment by Viv – September 5, 2012 09:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uh….24?Third Watch was good too.

      Comment by Shaun – September 6, 2012 09:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t like her. She’s so blah. Her acting is blah, her looks are blah, everything about her is so meh. No thank you NBC. I already was planning on skipping this show, thank you for assuring me that I’m making the right decision.

    Comment by Mark – September 5, 2012 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh thank God, finally someone else who doesn’t like Kim Raver. I was beginning to think I was the only one. I agree with everything you mentioned about her. I WAS planning to watch, but between her and Elizabeth Mitchell (also not one of my favs) I may skip it.

      Comment by Linda – September 6, 2012 07:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t like her either. I don’t know why people are so hyped about her! It’s like you said, everything about her is blah. I’ve seen her in 24, in Grey’s Anatomy, and not once she’s shown emotion!

        Though, I’ll disagree about Elizabeth Mitchell. I don’t love her, but I don’t dislike her, either. I really liked Juliette in Lost.

        Although, I’ve seen the pilot, and the main character seems to be the younger girl. She’s pretty okay. I’ve never stopped watching a show because of its actors.

        Comment by Barbie Furtado – September 8, 2012 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • absolutely thrilled!!!

    Comment by Lipstick Socialism – September 6, 2012 12:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s a very good actress so another good reason to see ”Revolution”.

    Comment by Amaia – September 6, 2012 12:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love love loove Kim Raver! Revolution is a MUST see show for me now.

    Comment by Fran – September 6, 2012 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Audrey!!!

    Comment by Alex – September 6, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hated her character on Greys so I am hoping that this is a character I can at least stand.

    Comment by CC – September 6, 2012 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The pilot was amazing

    Comment by Lena – September 6, 2012 01:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • One word-JERICHO. This will have a devoted, but small following. Ratings will hover right around the cancellation zone, and maybe those devotees will get it a second season. Acting is mediocre at best, and the plot is pretty pedestrian.

    Comment by briano – September 7, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I doubt the fans will be as passionate as JERICHO’S. Those were pretty… umm…. involved.

      Comment by Barbie Furtado – September 8, 2012 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • so we get Kim Raver of 24′s s4, S5 and S5 fame and Elisabeth Mitchel of Lost and V”s fame… isn’t that a revolution you want to get on board with?

    Comment by Ex FromTheLeft (@ExFromTheLeft) – October 14, 2012 06:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Very wonderful to see Kim Raver in Revolution. I will watch it with pleasure. God only knows how much I love her. I saw her in 24. It was amazing!!!

    Comment by UWIMANA Jean Bedieu – April 10, 2013 11:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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