Fall TV Preview

Scandal Adds Private Practice Star in Top-Secret Season 4 Role

Scandal Brian Benben

Shonda Rhimes is continuing to populate Scandal with old favorites.

Private Practice regular Brian Benben will guest-star in a Season 4 episode of the hit ABC series, EW.com reports, but as per usual with Scandal, no details about Benben’s character are available.

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Other Shondaland players who appeared on either Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice prior to joining Rhimes’ political drama include Jeff Perry, Kate Burton, Bellamy Young, Darby Stanchfield and Katie Lowes.

Scandal returns Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9/8c.

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  1. jeremy says:

    yay! he was one of my favorite parts of ppp! so excited! still wishin KaDee Strickland would guest star on scandal :P

  2. Martoukian says:

    I heard he was a replacement for the actor originally cast, whose name is Ben Brianbrian.

  3. Hayes says:

    Sure, let’s forget Scott Foley and Paul Adelstein.

    • bar says:

      Yet the statement she makes is still correct. The word “include” indicates that not every former Shondaland player will be listed.

      • T.W.123 says:

        Still, I found it odd that she left out two of the bigger additions. Darby and Bellamy each only had small parts in Private/Grey’s before joining Scandal. Scott and Paul (along with Jeff Perry and Kate Burton) are the only players to have major arcs in at least two different Shondaland shows.

  4. bar says:

    Officially too much Shondaland cross-pollination. With the possible exception of KaDee Strickland, please no more.

    • big cheddar says:

      I disagree. The many of the actors who float throughout Shondaland have always been known as versatile character actors who can play any part you give them. I’m glad a lot of them are getting more exposure and showing up on my screen.

  5. Sandrine says:

    I’m happy about this.

  6. Kenny says:

    Can someone explain to me why private practice is always abbreviated PPP and not just pp?

  7. V says:

    Love him! Great new addition to the cast.

  8. Juan says:

    I love that shondaland uses a lot of its actors for other shows.

  9. Ken says:

    LOVED him on “Dream On”!

  10. Erin says:

    Can we please get Jeffrey Dean Morgan on “Scandal” or “How to Get Away with Murder?” Just no more on “Grey’s.” I couldn’t take another dead Denny arc.

  11. Deion says:

    Come on in, Brian! Now, where is KaDee Strickland!