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Good News, Grey's Fans! Patrick Dempsey Is Returning to TV

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He may not be Dr. Derek Shepherd anymore, but he's definitely still McDreamy

Still trying to put your patchwork heart back together following the death of McDreamy on Grey's Anatomy last year? Us too, friends... us too. But here's some happy news that might help facilitate the recovery process — Patrick Dempsey is returning to TV.

Excuse us while we swoon so hard you can practically hear it.

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In the time since Dempsey's Dr. Derek Shepherd character was killed off on the hit ABC medi-drama, fans have moved from anger to denial to abject grief and back again. They've lashed out at showrunner Shonda Rhimes and lamented all over social media.

Well, let the healing begin, because MGM Television just announced that a new series is in the works starring none other than the actor we all fell in love with when he was roaming the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.

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Slated to premiere on the Epix premium cable network, the show will be based on Joël Dicker's best-selling novel, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, which follows the murder indictment of an author after a young girl's deceased body is found buried on his property.

Dempsey, as it turns out, has landed the role of the title character. According to ET, Damon Wayans Jr., Virginia Madsen and Ben Schnetzer will also star. While an official premiere date has yet to be released for the show, production is already underway in Montreal, Canada.

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In other good Dempsey-related news, the actor also has a slew of other roles in various stages of production. Currently in pre-production are two movies: 2017's Berlin, I Love You and 2018's The Postcard Killings. The TV series Micronesian Blues has been announced for 2017, as has the 2018 film Disenchanted.

Yep, we'd say the year is starting to look up, wouldn't you?

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