Grey's Anatomy has inked a deal with Jessica Capshaw to play pediatrician Arizona Robbins in the season's remaining episodes, with an option to return next fall as a series regular.
Capshaw arrived at Seattle Grace for a three-episode stint in January, and was quickly established as the new love interest for Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez). Their flirtation follows criticism the show faced for abruptly axing Callie's previous girlfriend, Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith), in November. The move was widely seen as a death knell for same-sex relationships on the series.
ABC has not yet responded to a request for comment. EW's Michael Ausiello first reported the deal.
Do you like Capshaw's Dr. Arizona Robbins? Enough to see her join the cast?