Exclusive: James Tupper Is Ripe for Revenge - As Emily Van Camp's Father

ABC favorite James Tupper (Grey’s Anatomy, Men in Trees) has been tapped to play papa to Emily Van Camp on the new fall series Revenge, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Set to air Wednesdays at 10/9c, starting Sept. 21, Revenge stars Brothers & Sisters alum Van Camp as Emily Thorne, a rather gorgeous young woman who makes camp in the tony Hamptons with but one thing on her mind — [see series title]!

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Specifically, Ms. Thorne is out to get back at those who years ago wrongfully wronged her father, who in the original pilot was played in flashbacks by Marc Blucas. With the Buffyverse alum now committed to USA Network newbie Necessary Roughness, Tupper is stepping into the recurring guest star role, since the flashback element will continue on through the series.

(For those keeping score at Seattle Grace, this means that Grey’s doc Teddy Altman has ostensibly lost both of her beaus, seeing as Scott Foley aka Henry has been snatched up by True Blood. Watch your man, Cristina!)

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In addition to his Grey’s and Trees roles, Tupper’s TV resume includes NBC’s Mercy and ABC’s Samantha Who. On the big screen, he right now can be seen wooing Carla Gugino (nice!) in Mr. Popper’s Penguins.