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Though she got Derek (Patrick Dempsey) shot in season finale of Grey's Anatomy, Dr. April Kepner (Sarah Drew) is here to stay.

Jesse Williams promoted to series regular on Grey's Anatomy

Drew, who also starred in Everwood, has been promoted to series regular, an ABC rep says.

The 29-year-old actress and co-star Jesse Williams are the remaining Mercy Westers returning next season. Both Nora Zehetner and Robert Baker's characters were axed in the killer finale.

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What do you think will be the drama surrounding April next season (including her crush on McDreamy, getting the boss shot and having a mental break down)?