More than a decade after leaving, Dr. Addison Montgomery is returning to Seattle’s Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
Actress Kate Walsh confirmed the news in an interview with Fox 5 New York’s Rosanna Scotto.
“It was something we had been working on for a while and dates finally meshed,” revealed the star.
On whether she’d be returning full-time, Walsh said, “I don’t know. It would be difficult coming back with other stuff I have going on. I really love coming back for visits. It’s been a real pleasure for me and also the warm reception by the fans… It’s been awesome. It’s been great to be back!”
On Wednesday, April 6, Walsh took to Instagram to share the news with fans.
“I’m back in uniform and that can only mean one thing… #GreysAnatomy 😏🩺 Thursday, May 5th! 💋 @GreysABC #Addison,” she wrote.
“Grey’s” star Ellen Pompeo chimed in, commenting with an array of fire and heart emojis, while her television ex-husband Patrick Dempsey simply left a fire emoji.
Walsh left the long-running show in 2008 in order to headline her own “Grey’s” spinoff, which ran until 2013.
Last year, Walsh confirmed she would be returning for a multiple-episode arc this season.