Eric Dane Leaving ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

McSteamy is leaving Seattle Grace.

TVLine reports, Eric Dane, who plays Dr. Mark Sloan on “Grey’s Anatomy” has decided to leave the show. The actor is expected to bow out during the forthcoming nine season of the series.

Related: Fall Scoop: ABC Premiere Dates Announced

Dane told TVLine, “I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey’s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run. It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”

Eric Dane will return for a couple of episodes in order to wrap up McSteamy’s story-line properly.

Chyler Leigh (Lexie), Kim Raver (Teddy) have also left the series, while Gaius Charles and Camilla Luddington have joined the series.

The ninth season of “Grey’s Anatomy” premieres Thursday, Sept. 27.

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‘OUAT’ Adds Julian Morris and More Casting News!

British actor Julian Morris will guest star on “Once Upon A Time.’

Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars) will play Prince Phillip on “Once.” According to EW, the royal Prince is described as a selfless, skilled, young warrior who has traveled many tough journeys.

Morris joins previously announced Jamie Chung who will recur as Mulan, and Sara Bolger as Sleeping Beauty. Morris TV credit include “24,” and “Pretty Little Liars.”

“Once Upon A Time is set to premiere Sun., Sept. 30 at 8/7c p.m. on ABC.

More casting news.

Sinqua Walls has joined ABC’s hit “Once Upon A Time” as Sir Lancelot. [TVLine]

Jenna Dewan will play an important role as Adam Levine’s character lover on “American Horror Story.” [EW]

Luke MacFarlane will appear in Episode 2 of CW’s new fall drama “Beauty and the Beast.” [TVGuide]

Ashley Williams will be back on for the upcoming season of “How I Met Your Mother.” Williams will return for a multi-episode arc. [TVLine]

Ivan Sergei will recur on CBS’ drama “The Mentalist” as a FBI Agent Gabe Mancini. [EW]

“True Blood” actress, Carrie Preston will guest star on an upcoming episode of Royal Pains. [TVLine]

Fall Scoop: ABC Premiere Dates Announced

 

It took forever, but ABC just announced its premiere dates for it fall TV schedule.

Premiering early are “Shark Tank,” “What Would You Do?,” and “20/20.” Most-buzzed about upcoming reality series “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars” kicks off Sept., 24. Meanwhile, new series “Malibu Country” premieres late on November 2.

For NBC, FOX, CW and CBS fall premiere dates click here.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, September 14

8/7c p.m. “Shark Tank”
9/8c p.m. “What Would You Do?”
10/9c p.m. “20/20”

Monday, September 24
8/7c p.m. “Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars”
10/9c p.m. “Castle”

Related: ABC Fall Trailers: ‘666 Park Avenue,’ ‘Nashville’ and More..

Tuesday, September 25
8/7c p.m. “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show”
10/9c p.m. “Private Practice”

Related: Kate Walsh Leaving ‘Private Practice’: “This is my last season for ‘Private Practice'”.

Wednesday, September 26

8/7c p.m. “The Middle” (special one-hour premiere)
9/8c p.m. “Modern Family”
9:30/8:30c p.m. “The Neighbors” (series premiere)

Thursday, September 27
8/7c p.m. “Last Resort” (series premiere)
9/8c p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10/9c p.m. “Scandal”

Sunday, September 30
8/7c p.m. “Once Upon a Time”
9/8c p.m. “Revenge”
10/9c p.m. “666 Park Avenue” (series premiere)

Wednesday, October 3
8:30/7:30c p.m. “The Neighbors” (regular time period premiere)

Sunday, October 7
7/6c p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”

Wednesday, October 10
10/9c p.m. “Nashville” (series premiere)

Wednesday, October 17
9:30/8:30c p.m. “Suburgatory”

Tuesday, October 23
9/8c p.m. “Happy Endings”
9:30/8:30 p.m. “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23”

Friday, November 2
8/7c p.m. “Last Man Standing”
8:30/7:30c p.m. “Malibu Country” (series premiere)
9/8c p.m. “Shark Tank” (new time period premiere)