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Jason George Is Returning To Grey’s Anatomy For Season 21

He first joined the medical drama in 2009.

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Jason George is heading back to Grey Sloan. As Deadline reported, the actor will reprise the role of Dr. Ben Warren in Grey’s Anatomy for the upcoming Season 21. George has played the character on-and-off since Season 6.

The actor was promoted to a series regular between Seasons 12 and 14, but left the show to help launch Station 19, a Grey’s spinoff. Despite his departure, George has made occasional cameos in the medical drama because of his character’s marriage to Miranda Bailey (played by Chandra Wilson).

As fans will recall, Ben Warren pursued a second career as a firefighter — as depicted in Station 19 — with the option of one day returning to the medical field. In Station 19 Season 7, Ben considered a return to Grey Sloan after suffering an injury on the job. The series finale concluded with him revealing his plans to finish his surgical residency.

Grey’s Anatomy star Jason George as Dr. Ben Warren.Craig Sjodin/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images

Grey’s Season 21 Cast Changes

The actor’s Grey Sloan comeback isn’t the only cast shakeup ahead of Season 21. Deadline reported in May that Jake Borelli is leaving the medical drama after seven seasons as Levi Schmitt (While not confirmed, sources claimed to the outlet that Borelli will return for a few episodes to close out his character’s story.)

Midori Francis, who’s portrayed Mika Yasuda since Season 19, is also leaving. Like Borelli, the actor is said to be negotiating a brief return next season to tie a bow on Mika’s story.

The cast of Grey’s Anatomy. Liliane Lathan/Disney General Entertainment Content/Getty Images

Despite the multiple cast exits, Disney TV Group President Craig Erwich told Deadline that the show is in “great shape.”

“We just celebrated the 20th season of Grey’s,” he said. “I think the show is creatively firing on all cylinders and continues to be extraordinarily popular — if not the most popular show in terms of past seasons.”