Kevin McKidd by Kevin Parry/ WireImage.com, Sandra Oh by Bob D'Amico/ABC Kevin McKidd by Kevin Parry/ WireImage.com, Sandra Oh by Bob D'Amico/ABC

ABC is not officially confirming the news yet, but reliable sources tell me that Rome-ing Journeyman Kevin McKidd has just signed on the dotted line to join ABC's Grey's Anatomy for its upcoming season.

Playing a surgeon who arrives at Seattle Grace fresh from a tour of duty in Iraq, McKidd will first be (barely) glimpsed during the two-hour season premiere. McKidd's character, by some accounts, ultimately will play doctor with Cristina, who has been nursing a broken heart and a seriously bruised ego ever since you-know-who didn't stop talking skedaddled out of Seattle a season ago.

Word of McKidd's possible casting first appeared at EW.com.- Matt Mitovich

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