8 Stars We Need to Guest on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ ASAP (PHOTOS)

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Viola Davis

With How to Get Away With Murder coming to an end later this year, it’s time for Viola to hop onto another Shondaland show ASAP. Plus, she’s already guest-starred on Scandal, so she’s done a crossover episode before. We need to see Annalise Keating interact with Meredith Grey!

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ABC/Ed Herrera

Dax Shepard

Dax is currently on another ABC show, Bless This Mess, but we could definitely see him playing a patient on Grey’s and maybe falling in love with one of the doctors. Since Justin Chambers, aka Alex Karev, is leaving the show for good, Dax could be a new love interest for Jo!

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Sophia Bush

A few of her fellow One Tree Hill co-stars have already guest-starred on the show — Bethany Joy Lenz and Hilarie Burton — so now it’s time for Sophia to join the Grey’s family! We could definitely see her playing a new doctor on the scene.

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Lisa Kudrow

Lisa would be great at playing a visiting doctor from another accomplished hospital who comes in for a few episodes to stir stuff up. Not to mention, her appearance would be so fun for Friends fans.

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Oliver Hudson

Oliver’s ABC show, Splitting Up Together, was canceled last year, so they should keep the funny man in the ABC family and bring him over to Grey Sloan Memorial. He’s charming and sweet, which would make him a great patient.

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Not only is Zendaya a Grey’s fan herself, her Euphoria costar, Eric Dane, was on the show for many seasons. We could see the actress taking on an interesting patient storyline.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor’s such a big Grey’s Anatomy fan, she even named her cat after Meredith Grey. She also gave acting a shot this year in Cats, so it could be another opportunity to show her abilities.

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Diane Keaton

Grey’s has a history of bringing in older, accomplished actresses — Geena Davis, Faye Dunaway, and June Squibb, just to name a few — and Diane would be a great addition to the list. We could definitely see her playing somebody’s mother or grandmother. Maybe she could play Meredith’s aunt? So many possibilities!

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Over the course of the past 16 seasons, Grey’s Anatomy has featured an incredible amount of guest stars. From Oscar-nominated actresses playing visiting doctors to up-and-coming stars showing their range as patients, the show has truly seen it all.

Now that we’re nearing the end of another season, it’s time to start thinking about the actors we want to see on the show in the future. Whether it’s a fellow ABC network alum or an iconic film star, check out the gallery above to see the actors we want to guest star in the future.

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