How 13 Actors Returned to TV After Abrupt Shondaland Exits
Fans of the TV shows Shonda Rhimes has created—Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal—and the ones she has produced, including How to Get Away With Murder and Station 19, know not to get too attached to a character. As Shondaland actors decide to leave—or as they are asked to leave—their characters die, disappear, or just drop from the narrative. (And yes, this gallery will have spoilers for already-aired episodes.)
The good news, however, is that Shondaland shows can be springboards for acting careers, so it’s usually not long before we see those actors in other TV projects.
Okieriete Onaodowan, for example, just joined the upcoming season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, according to Deadline. That news comes less than two weeks after the onscreen death of Onaodowan’s Station 19 character, firefighter Dean Miller.
Here’s how other Shondaland alums got back on our TV screens…