Which 'Grey's Anatomy' Departed Star May Return in Season 16? (PHOTOS)

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Grey's Anatomy might be getting a blast from the past in Season 16.

"I'm trying to get someone back," showrunner Krista Vernoff told TVLine. "There's someone I'm hoping will make an appearance this year, [but] it's a real maybe. I'm trying."

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But will the new relationship be as successful as Bailey and Ben's?

Over its 15 seasons (so far), Grey's has had quite a few doctors come and go, so there's a big pool of possibilities. However, while a character who has died has returned before, we're going to rule that out in this case.

Click through the gallery above to see some of the possible candidates for a return, from least to most likely.

Grey's Anatomy, Season 16 Premiere, Thursday, September 26, 8/7c, ABC