'Grey's Anatomy' Adds Neve Campbell Derek's Sister

She'll first appear in December and play one of Patrick Dempsey's four siblings.
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Grey's Anatomy is adding another Shepherd.

The ABC medical drama has enlisted Scream star Neve Campbell as one of Derek's sisters, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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As first reported by TV Line, Campbell will join the ninth season of Shonda Rhimes' Seattle-set drama as a sibling to Patrick Dempsey's Dr. Derek Shepherd, appearing in two episodes currently slated for December.

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It's not clear which of Derek's four sisters Campbell, who currently co-stars in Encore's 12-part miniseries Titanic: Blood and Steel, will play -- either the as-yet-unseen Kathleen or the mysterious unnamed fourth sibling.

Caterina Scorsone plays Amelia Shepherd on ABC's Grey's Anatomy spinoff Private Practice and Embeth Davitz previously appeared as his sister, Nancy.  

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Campbell joins the series as Derek is recouperating from the deadly plane crash that claimed the lives of his best friend Mark (Eric Dane) and sister-in-law Lexie (Chyler Leigh).

Grey's Anatomy returns next week at 9 p.m. on ABC. What do you think of the casting? See any family resemblance? Sound off in the comments below.

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