'Grey's' exclusive: Jessica Capshaw inks contract!

Looks like Callie’s new girlfriend is a keeper!

Grey’s Anatomy has signed Sara Ramirez’s latest lesbian crush, Jessica Capshaw, to a contract, sources confirm to me exclusively. The deal calls for the actress to appear in all remaining episodes this season with an option to return as a series regular next fall.

The ex-Practice star joined Grey’s last month as Seattle Grace pediatrician Arizona Robbins. Although she was initially signed for only three episodes, the possibility existed that it could turn into something more permanent.

News of Capshaw’s promotion should silence critics who sounded the anti-gay alarm after ABC kindly asked Grey’s creator Shonda Rhimes to banish Callie’s first girlfriend, the brusque and ballsy Dr. Hahn (played by Brooke Smith), to the hospital’s parking lot. “The character was not working for us and the relationship was not working for us,” Alphabet prez Steve McPherson acknowledged last month at press tour.

Still, though McPherson seems to be having no such reservations about Hahn’s kinder, perkier successor, Arizona may want to go with valet over self-parking for the time being. You know, just to be safe.

What do you think? Is Capshaw clicking? You a fan of Callie and Arizona (Callizona?)? Or are you still carrying a torch for Callica? Sound off below!

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  • Kate

    I love her, I think she’s a great addition to the show. I think they have great chemistry.

  • V

    What the hell? really? I love Callie, but this is not the girl for her. Dumb to keep her around. Another stupid move Shonda…

  • cb

    Can’t get into this pairing because of how they treated Brooke Smith and the character of Erica Hahn.

  • hello

    Am i the only one who doesn’t buy Callie as a lesbian?

  • Greys Fan

    YEAY ! I am happy to read this. I like the storyline/relationship with Callie and her new galpal . Sara Ramirez deserves more face time, on the show, in my opinion.

  • fredric

    She’s a good character. Very believable. But then again, so was Hahn, even if I always rooted for Cristina to let her have it.

  • Kelly

    Hahn was awful with Callie and unrootworthy character. I agree with ABC for dropping her. Arizona has potential as a character and a love interest for Callie. So good move Grey’s. Although is Owen a series regular yet?

  • Jill

    Gah! What the frak Grey’s? The show needs FEWER characters, not more.

  • Samantha F

    I love Arizona!! Very happy she’s staying. Its nice to see a generally happy hospital member in a show of mostly depressing/depressed people.

  • mdb

    there is NO chemistry at all between Callie & Arizona. I don’t know if it is the writing or the actress but the character of Arizona is very flat with no real anything. But of course she works for ABC – she is cute and conforms to some unrealistic standard of beauty. Erica was tough and not so soft which is what I loved about her. She and Callie had amazing chemistry. Sucks!!! I still think Sara Ramirez deserves so much better than she is getting on the show. Come home to NYC Sara……

  • kk

    “silence critics who sounded the anti-gay alarm” – sorry my alarm is still blaring… i see this as ABC trying to backpedal.

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  • Bren

    Gawd no. This show needs LESS people not MORE

  • Robbie

    She’s been growing on me for sure. I think she has potential once she’s fleshed out more.

  • Anna

    how many sharks can 1 show jump? is shonda rhimes listening to the critics AT ALL about the cast size?

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