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Patrick Dempsey Reveals How His 'Grey's Anatomy' Cameo Came to Be

Patrick Dempsey makes an appearance on today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, and he’s speaking out about his return to Grey’s Anatomy.

Five years ago, his character, Dr. Derek Shephard, was killed off of the show. On Thursday’s Grey’s premiere, his character made a total surprise appearance.

Ellen pressed Patrick for more info about how many episodes he will appear in.

“That’s a good question, I’m not sure how many [episodes],” Patrick said, adding: “I know I’m throughout this season. He comes back to visit.” The showrunner previously revealed how many episodes Patrick will appear in, and it seems like the appearances won’t necessarily be back-to-back, but instead, sprinkled throughout season 17.

Patrick also revealed how his cameo came to be and it was because of Ellen Pompeo asking if he’d return!

FYI: Patrick is wearing a Vuori Clothing vest during the interview.

'Grey's Anatomy' Showrunner Reveals How Many Episodes Patrick Dempsey Will Appear In This Season

There was a huge surprise during the season 17 premiere of Grey’s Anatomy – the return of Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd.

The 54-year-old actor appeared on the ABC series again as part of Ellen Pompeo‘s character Meredith Grey’s dream sequence.

You might remember that Derek died during a tragic accident in an episode that aired back in April 2015.

Grey’s showrunner Krista Vernoff has confirmed that we’ll be seeing more of Derek this season.

“We will see more of [Derek] this season,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “This was not just a cameo. He will appear three more times.”

She also talked about how she kept the return a surprise from everyone, including cast and crew.

Krista said, “We didn’t tell the writers for the longest time. When she’s walking and she looks as someone is calling to her, and she goes, ‘Derek?’ In the script, I had it as Ellis Grey. And she goes, ‘Mom?’ We read it at the table that way. Nobody knew what we were doing — to the point that when the crew showed up on the day we shot the scene, nobody knew. It was top secret.”

Ellen just revealed the one word she wasn’t allowed to say on TV during season one.

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Ellen Pompeo Opens Up About How Sandra Oh's Exit From 'Grey's Anatomy' Affected Her

Ellen Pompeo looked back on both Sandra Oh and Patrick Dempsey‘s exits from Grey’s Anatomy affected her.

The 51-year-old star chatted with Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast, saying that Sandra‘s exit weighed on her more than Patrick‘s exit did.

Ellen admitted that she had a fear about Sandra leaving and wondered if there even was “a show without Sandra?”

She added that if she had left along with Sandra, she worried about being typecast.

Ellen went on, saying, “Sandra is a different kind of actor. … You never doubt whether Sandra Oh is gonna work again, right? She’ll work forever, right? But for me, I had to think, Am I gonna work again? Or am I going to be so typecast?”

However, with Patrick‘s exit, Ellen was determined to stay and prove that she could carry the show without “the man”.

“I could’ve left because the man left, which is not a story that I want to tell. Like, ‘He’s not here anymore, so I have to go.’ So that story then becomes, ‘What can I do without the man?’ Because they had put that in my head for so long that I was no good without him,” she says.

Ellen adds that she stayed and one of the reasons was that she wanted “[to] prove to [herself] that they were wrong in all of the things they put into [her] head over all of those years.”

If you missed it, see what Ellen said about watching herself age on the hit drama series…

Patrick Dempsey's New Show 'Devils' Gets Picked Up by The CW for Fall 2020

Patrick Dempsey is returning to TV!

The CW has picked up the upcoming thriller series Devils starring the 54-year-old actor for the upcoming 2020 fall season.

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Devils is described as an international thriller that follows “Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi), the charismatic yet ruthless Head of Trading at NYL, one of the world’s most important investment banks, and his mentor, NYL’s CEO Dominic Morgan (Dempsey). After Dominic appoints another colleague over Massimo following a bitter promotion battle, Massimo finds himself named prime suspect in a murder investigation. Fighting to clear his name, Massimo becomes involved in an intercontinental financial war and is forced to choose between supporting Dominic or going up against him,” according to Variety.

The show also stars Laia Costa, Kasia Smutniak, Lars Mikkelsen, Malachi Kirby, Paul Chowdhry, Pia Mechler, Harry Michell, and Sallie Harmsen.

Devils is set to air on Wednesday nights at 8pm ET on The CW.

Here's How Patrick Dempsey's Wife Jillian Quickly & Easily Colors His Hair in Quarantine!

Patrick Dempsey has been getting his hair touched up by his hairstylist wife Jillian Dempsey during quarantine and she’s revealing what she uses on his hair!

Jillian has launched a “Shelter-in-Place” series on her FYFE Beauty app to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at how her family is staying well groomed during quarantine.

In one of the videos, which was released online by People, you can watch Jillian cover Patrick‘s gray hairs in a quick and easy way.

Jillian used Bumble and bumble’s Bb Color Stick around Patrick‘s hairline from the roots to the tips. She said, “You can always keep going any gray hair to cancel out more. In fact, that is the best way to build in a natural way.”

You can get the color stick now in a variety of colors for $26 at the Bumble and bumble site!

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Troian Bellisario Cast Alongside Patrick Dempsey in 'Ways & Means'

Troian Bellisario and Patrick Dempsey have a new show coming to CBS!

The 34-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress and the 54-year-old Grey’s Anatomy star will join forces for the upcoming political drama pilot Ways & Means, Deadline reports.

Phil Abraham will direct the project, which follows “a powerful congressional leader (Dempsey) who has lost faith in politics. He finds himself working secretly with an idealistic young congresswoman (Bellisario) from the opposing party to subvert the hopelessly gridlocked system he helped create. Together, they’ll attempt to save American politics — if they don’t get caught.”

Troian’s Claire is “a newly elected, progressive, idealistic freshman Democratic Congresswoman who leads with her intelligence and straightforwardness. She’s going to have to figure out how to merge her idealism with her ambition – she will either change Congress, or Congress will change her.”

Amanda Warren will also star, and Patrick Dempsey will also executive produce.

ICYMI, see photos of Troian Bellisario wearing half of her wedding dress to 2020 Golden Globes parties!

Patrick Dempsey & Wife Jillian Touch Down at LAX Together!

Patrick Dempsey and Jillian Dempsey are still going strong!

The 54-year-old former Grey’s Anatomy actor and his wife were spotted keeping close and in good spirits as they made their way through the LAX Airport terminal after arriving from a flight on Wednesday (February 19) in Los Angeles.

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Patrick and his wife Jillian were last spotted together at the American Cancer Society’s California Spirit 34 Food and Wine Benefit back in August.

It was recently reported that Patrick Dempsey is set to make this TV return in a brand new political drama called, Ways & Means, at CBS – Read more HERE!

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