September 01, 2011 1:33pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Grey's Anatomy' Sets Jason George Return
Jason George is staying in the Shonda Rhimes family.
The actor, who first appeared on Grey’s Anatomy’s seventh season before heading to Rhimes’ jungle-set medical drama Off the Map, is returning to the Seattle-set series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
George will reprise his role as anesthesiologist Dr. Ben Warren -- Bailey’s (Chandra Wilson) ex-boyfriend -- for multiple episodes in the upcoming eighth season of the medical drama, according to TV Line.
Off the Map, from Rhimes’ protégé Jenna Bans, was canceled in May after one season.
George will first appear in late October/early November.
Grey’s Anatomy returns for its eighth season on Thursday, Sept. 22 on ABC.