'Grey's Anatomy' scoop! James Tupper returns this season -- EXCLUSIVE

James-Tupper-Greys-Anatomy_320.jpg Image Credit: Image Editorial Notes: ITV Guess who’s coming back to Seattle Grace?

James Tupper will return for a multi-episodic arc on Grey’s Anatomy. The former Men in Trees and Mercy star turned heads at the start of this season during his guest run on the show as Dr. Andrew Perkins, a psychologist who was brought in to perform evaluations on the residents after last season’s mass shooting (and who hooked up with Kim Raver’s Dr. Teddy).

Tupper will appear in three episodes toward the end of this season. And if he once again receives a strong reaction from fans … who knows?

Grey’s has a history of picking up actors as series regulars after trying them out in guest roles (Eric Dane famously was only supposed to appear in one episode). And when Tupper was on Trees, ABC fans gave the actor a Grey’s nickname, “McTreemy,” so maybe it’s fate? In any case, two guest arcs in one season is certainly a good sign.

Tupper’s character isn’t the only shrink coming to ABC’s Thursday night block this season: Alex Kingston is joining Private Practice for a guest stint; read about that here.

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  • Asha

    There were a lot of typo issues in this post. Typical EW.

    • Brett

      That’s all you got from the article? OK then, moving on… I for one hope this takes away Teddy from her “husband” – I really do not see that story going anywhere, and unfortunately, I think he’s going to be killed off. I think we need to see a TRULY HAPPY Teddy.

      • Luke

        What we need is for Teddy to be TRULY GONE. If he comes and takes her away, great.

      • Michelle


      • MerDergal

        Indeed. James Tupper is HOT!

      • Andrew

        Teddy is a MUCH MORE LIKEABLE and MORE TALENTED heart surgeon than the NEGATIVE NANCY NO PERSONALITY Dr. Erica Hahn!

  • mscisluv

    I’m a huge Grey’s fan, and I never heard anyone (at least not on any of the comment boards here) refer to him as “McTreemy”…

    • dally

      McTreemy was Tupper’s nickname when he was on “Men in Trees”.

      • mscisluv

        Ah okay, that makes more sense!

    • b.S.

      Did you READ the article at all?

  • Bella

    I think he would make a great addition to the show. I’m glad to see he’s coming back.

    • Diogo

      Sorry, but the show is already full of main characters, some of them dont have any screen time, it’s becoming a mess. Hunt and Teddy are almost disappearing from the show! I think if they are planning to bring more people, some will have to leave!

  • Jen

    Thank you! I was like who the heck is Eric Bane on greys? Makes more sense now.

  • Lily

    Good! I love him. And I STILL miss Men In Trees. I really loved that show.

    • tara

      me too!

      • Heidi

        Yes, me too. Remember Patrick? They had some great characters on that show.
        I’m all for McTreemy to join Grey’s and give Kim Raver a love interest. Good news!

  • Grey’s

    damn it if he is coming back for that good for nothing Teddy and if his return means MORE teddy flashing on my screen then i swear i wld start McVomiting right here I mean isn’t Grey’s ALREADY waaay too over crowded? Here we are screaming scratching our heads out demanding screen time for even Meredith Grey herself who happens to be the tile character and there these people are going on adding new people new characters about whom no frekaing one cares We do not need new characters Isn’t season seven too far into time to expect people to love new characters? Here everyone is craving for the original characters those characters that made Grey’s what it is or rather what it was WE DO NOT NEED NEW CHARACTERS Ask him to come and take his Tedy and her Denny part 2 husband with him and just VANISH

    • Eric

      Everything this poster said is true. No more characters, and definately no more characters that will add to Teddy’s screentime. She’s freaking ruining Grey’s!

  • TBag

    I’m all for it, as long as they give him something to say. He was underused in the previous episodes.

  • Emily

    Does this mean that we have to choose between Noel and McTreemy. Harsh. But I love them both.

    • greengal

      I chose Noel. Love James Tupper, but , well, it’s NOEL!

  • Ana

    Why is he coming back? He did receive a strong reaction, to get the hell out! Too many characters and frankly, he’s useless. Bye bye!

  • Mae

    good then maybe they will go back to teddy’s scott foley story line. they kinda dropped that off the last few episodes.

  • sunsetsnow81

    Uh oh Teddy! Great news because I love Tupper. Looks like a major story arc and love triangle to me. Kim Raver is great so I know it will be good.

  • Cara

    Nooo! I like Teddy with Scott Foley (or whatever his character’s name is). Back off, Tupper!

  • Matt

    If it’s toward the end of the season, maybe he comes back to evaluate Teddy after Scott Foley’s character inevitably bites the dust.

    • tara

      chances are, when he does die, we’ll see him in many dreams ala denny!

  • Karen

    I didn’t know he was so well liked. I wasn’t a fan at all.

    • rhoda

      agree, very boring vanilla character.. and Teddy is getting on my nerves, BIG TIME.

  • Bee

    i can’t see him staying. i think it’s clear by now that if you’re not playing a surgeon, you’re not gonna be a regular lol

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