Grey’s Anatomy fans have had to deal with some pretty devastating cast departures since the beginning of the beloved ABC series. And aside from Patrick Dempsey’s McDreamy, one of the most heartbreaking losses in recent history has been the exit of Callie, played by Sara Ramirez. Well, fans, prepare to set your DVRs — because Ramirez is returning to TV.
Granted, there’s still no official word on whether or not Callie will ever come back to roam the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. But while you wait for that magical day, you’re going to want to tune in to Madam Secretary.
Ramirez will be bringing to life a character by the name of Kat Sandoval on the CBS drama. According to E! News, Sandoval is “a brilliant political strategist, legendary in D.C. for her talent and for abruptly dropping out of politics until Elizabeth manages to coax her back into the State Department.”
Now that sounds like a role Ramirez will really be able to sink her teeth into!
Executive producer and series creator Barbara Hall shared her happiness over landing Ramirez, saying in a statement, “We’re very excited that Sara is joining the cast. She brings a fresh perspective and a fun, energetic quality to the State Department staff.”
Co-executive producer Lori McCreary is clearly pumped too. “We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department team,” she said in the statement. “From the moment she walked on set with her talent, intellect and spirit, she became part of the family!”
If you’re looking forward to Ramirez’s debut as much as we are, tune in to Madam Secretary on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 10/9c on CBS.