8:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Grey's Anatomy' Enlists 'Mentalist' Alum (Exclusive)
Grey's Anatomy is bulking up its cast.
The ABC medical drama has enlisted The Mentalist alum Joe Adler, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Adler will recur on the final two episodes of season 11. Details on Adler's character are being kept under wraps, but it would be a safe bet that The Maze Runner actor will play a new intern at Grey Sloan Memorial hospital.
Adler becomes the latest addition to the cast of the Shonda Rhimes medical drama. He joins the previously announced Giacomo Gianniotti (Reign), who will also recur this season.
The casting comes as Grey's Anatomy is bulking up its cast following the departure of Patrick Dempsey. The show's leading man was written out in the April 23 episode, in which Derek Shepherd was struck by a truck and killed.
Adler is repped by Paradigm and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.
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