Jessica Capshaw Returning to Grey's Anatomy for Season 20

Six years after her departure from Grey's Anatomy, Jessica Capshaw will reprise her role of Dr. Arizona Robbins in the upcoming 20th season.

By Corinne Heller Feb 10, 2024 9:49 PMTags
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Grey's Anatomy will soon see the return of a familiar face.

Jessica Capshaw is set to return to the medical drama for the upcoming 20th season and reprise her role of pediatric-turned-fetal surgeon Dr. Arizona Robbins, six years after she left the medical drama series.

However, her time on the show will be brief: She will appear on the show as a guest star on one episode, ABC announced Feb. 10 at the Television Critics Association's winter 2024 press tour in Pasadena, Calif., per Variety.

Hours before the announced was made, the actress teased on her Instagram Stories, "So much, coming soon..."

Capshaw made her debut on Grey's Anatomy in season five in 2008. In a move that shocked fans, she exited the show in 2018 after the season 14 finale. The episode showed her character leaving Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and Seattle to move to New York—to open a women's fetal surgery clinic but mainly to try to reunite with partner Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez, who left Grey's Anatomy at the end of season 12), with whom she shares daughter Sofia.

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Also during the TCA winter press tour, ABC announced that Alex Landi, who's appeared as orthopedic surgeon Nico Kim since season 15, will also return to Grey's Anatomy, and also as a guest star.

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In addition, the show will introduce two newcomers: Natalie Morales will play pediatric surgeon Dr. Monica Beltran, while Freddy Miyares will portray a patient named Dorian "who is involved in a serious accident and is struggling with his future," Variety reported.

Meanwhile, Ellen Pompeo, who left Grey's Anatomy as a series regular in season 19 in 2023 after playing Dr. Meredith Grey since the show's 2005 debut, will reprise her role in a limited capacity, as indicated in a promo video posted in December, and continue to serve as the show's narrator.

Season 20 of Grey's Anatomy will premiere on ABC March 14.

Also during the TCA winter press tour, the network announced the renewals of several shows, and also revealed that The Golden Bachelorette, a spinoff of The Golden Bachelor, was in the works. Find out which programs have been renewed or canceled this year so far:

Canceled: The Talk

The long-running daytime talk show will end in December after 15 seasons, CBS announced in April.

Renewed: 9-1-1

The drama will be back for season eight on ABC.

Renewed: Karamo

The Queer Eye star's eponymous talk show will be back for season three.

Renewed: Chicago Fire

The One Chicago series will be back for season 13.

Renewed: Chicago P.D

The One Chicago series will be back for season 12.

Renewed: Chicago Med

The One Chicago series will be back for season 10.

Renewed: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

NBC's hit crime drama will be back for a historic 26th season.

Renewed: Law & Order

NBC's long-running drama has been renewed for season 24.

Ending: Bupkis

Pete Davidson announced in March that he will not do a second season of semi-autobiographical Peacock series.

“I’ve always seen Bupkis as a window into my life, since it is so personal and about my struggles and family," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "After nearly a decade of my personal life being in the media I wanted a chance to tell my story my way. Of all the work I’ve ever done, Bupkis is by far what I’m most proud of."

Renewed: The Young and the Restless

CBS has renewed the iconic soap for an additional four years through the 2027-2028 television season. The renewal will bring the show through its 55th season.

Renewed: True Detective

HBO's anthology thriller will be back for season five with Night Country creator Issa López returning as showrunner, according to The Wrap.

Renewed: Queens Court

Peacock's reality competition series returns this summer with three new celebrity queens who embark on a journey of a lifetime to find their king by dating 22 confident, successful men. Guided by Hollywood “couple goals” hosts, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete, the queens must let go of past heartbreak, embrace new connections, and find a man worthy of sharing their throne!

Renewed: Celebrity Family Feud

The star-studded Family Feud spinoff will be back for season 11.

Renewed: Jeopardy! Masters

The game show spinoff, which pits Jeopardy! champions against each other, has been renewed for season two.

Renewed: The Bachelorette

The ABC dating reality show will be back for season 21 in summer 2024.

Renewed: Abbott Elementary

ABC has renewed the comedy series for season four.

Renewed: The Kardashians

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are returning to your TV screens—Hulu revealed in February that The Kardashians season five will premiere in spring 2024.

Renewed: On the Roam

On the Roam, Max's cinematic docuseries following Jason Momoa as he travels the country chasing art, adventure and friendship, will be back for season two.

Renewed: The Traitors

Peacock's wildly successful celebrity competition series will be back for a third season starring a new batch of your favorite reality TV personalities.

Renewed: Hijack

Apple TV+ announced season two for hit, high-octane thriller Hijack, starring and executive produced by Idris Elba.

Canceled: The Flight Attendant

The Max thriller won't be taking off for season three.

"What started out as an attention-grabbing book cover quickly evolved into an extraordinary flight of a lifetime," star Kaley Cuoco announced Jan. 19. "I always envisioned TFA as a limited series and thanks to an incredible creative team, we were able to deliver two thrilling seasons."

Canceled: Schmigadoon!

The AppleTV+ musical comedy has been cancelled after two seasons.

“I am sad to share that Apple will not be moving forward with Season 3 of Schmigadoon!” co-creator Cinco Paul announced on Instagram. “The season is written (including 25 new songs) but we unfortunately won’t be making it. Such is life. I want to thank everyone involved with the show, our incredible cast and crew and writers, our wonderful supporters at Broadway Video, Universal and Apple, for everything they did to make it happen. It’s a miracle we even got two seasons, honestly, and I’m so grateful we did.”

Renewed: House of Villains

E!'s hit reality compeition series starring you favorite reality TV badies will be back for season two.

Ending: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Larry David's Emmy-winning comedy returns for its 12th and final season Feb. 4.

Ending: Blue Bloods

After 14 seasons, the cop drama starring Tom Selleck, Bridget Moynahan and Donnie Wahlberg is ending on CBS in 2024.

Renewed: Love Island

The Peacock reality competition series has been renewed for seasons six and seven.

Ending: Young Sheldon

CBS' The Big Bang Theory prequel will end after its upcoming 7th season.The series finale will air May 16.

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