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'Grey's Anatomy': Eric Dane leaving show

McSteamy is checking out of Seattle Grace.

EW confirms a report that Eric Dane, who has played plastic surgeon Mark Sloan on the show since its second season, will leave Grey’s Anatomy during the upcoming ninth season. He will return for a number of episodes to close out his character’s arc.

“After much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end,” creator Shonda Rhimes told TVLine. “We’re a big family here at Grey‘s with a long history together and Eric will always remain an important part of our family.”

“I am extremely  grateful to everyone at Grey’s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run,” Dane said, in a statement. “It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force, such as Shonda Rhimes.”

At the end of the eighth season, Dane’s character was seen in duress after the big plane crash that claimed the life of Lexi (Chyler Leigh) and left him seriously injured. The finale also saw the departure of Kim Raver’s Teddy.

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Shonda Rhimes scolds 'Bunheads' for lack of diversity

In a case of art imitating life, Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has thrown herself into a real-life soap opera. Rhimes, who is African-American, tweeted, “Hey @abcfbunheads: really? You couldn’t cast even ONE young dancer of color so I could feel good about my kid watching this show? NOT ONE?” READ FULL STORY

Tim Daly tweets he's leaving 'Private Practice'

When Private Practice fans last saw alternative medicine guru Pete Wilder, he had just returned from jail and reunited with his wife Violet (Amy Brenneman). But though Pete’s storyline still has more than a few loose ends, viewers shouldn’t expect to see them get tied up neatly: According to Tim Daly, the character he plays will not return for the medical drama’s upcoming sixth season.

“Wonderful fans of PPP. Shonda [Rhimes] informed my agent today that Pete wont be returning for season 6,” Daly tweeted late last night. “It was a great 5 yrs. R.I.P. Pete Wilder.”

Daly’s departure comes on the heels of two high-profile exits on a different Rhimes drama — Grey’s Anatomy‘s explosive eighth season finale revealed that both Chyler Leigh and Kim Raver are leaving the show.

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