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'Grey's Anatomy': Kim Raver gets comfortable at Seattle Grace

January 4, 2010 |  8:16 am
Raver Despite her rocky start, it looks like Kim Raver's character, 'cardio god' Dr. Teddy Altman, is here to stay.  Raver, who was brought into the "Grey's Anatomy" fold as a recurring character, has been promoted to the much coveted status of series regular.

Best known for her run as Audrey on "24" and Nico on the short-lived Brooke Shields vehicle, "Lipstick Jungle," Raver is expected to appear in 11 out of this season's expected 12 remaining episodes.

Though she's only been in two aired episodes, Dr. Teddy Altman has already made some waves for the Seattle Grace doctors. She arrived in pursuit of Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), whom she worked with when she enlisted after losing a close friend during 9/11. Despite their history, it appears that her profession of love has only brought Hunt closer to girlfriend Christina Yang (Sandra Oh).

Raver is not the first guest star to be promoted to series regular on "Grey's" -- Kevin McKidd and fan favorite Jessica Capshaw were also brought in as recurring guests who ended up sticking around. 

Let us know your two cents on Dr. Altman's new permanent status, and check back here after "Grey's" returns in a "Private Practice" crossover on January 14.

-- Carina MacKenzie (follow me on Twitter @cadlymack)

Photo: Kim Raver as Dr. Teddy Altman. Credit: ABC


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