Big changes are coming to Grey’s Anatomy for Season 14! According to TV Line, actress Tessa Ferrer — who played Dr. Leah Murphy on the hit ABC medical drama — sadly won’t be returning to the series next season. Though a network rep has refused to confirm the news, several sources told the outlet that Tessa has not been on-set during Season 14 filming and there are no plans for Leah to remain in the Grey’s storyline at this time.
Tessa as Leah on Grey’s Anatomy. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Tessa, 31, first joined Grey’s Anatomy in 2012’s Season 9 as a Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital intern alongside new stars Camilla Luddington (as Dr. Jo Wilson), Gaius Charles (as Dr. Shane Ross), Jerrika Hinton (as Dr. Stephanie Edwards), and Tina Majorino (as Dr. Heather Brooks). In 2013, Leah was promoted to a series regular for Season 10 but she later left Grey’s after Season 11 in 2015. In Season 13, Tessa returned as Leah for a guest star stint to revamp her past relationship with Dr. Arizona Robbins (played by Jessica Capshaw).
Tessa interestingly isn’t the only Grey’s Antomy star to have gotten the boot before Season 14 premieres on Thursday, Sept. 28. Earlier this year, it was revealed that Marika Dominczyk — who portrayed Dr. Eliza Minnick — was done with the show after Season 13. Additionally, Jerrika Hinton (aka Dr. Stephanie Edwards) left the series after last season to pursue other acting projects and Jason George (Dr. Ben Warren) will now star on the upcoming and yet-to-be titled Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.
Luckily, a few new stars have joined the Grey’s cast to make up for Tessa, Marika, Jerrika, and Jason’s absences. Kim Raver has returned to reprise her role as Dr. Teddy Altman and Stefania Spampinato has signed on to play Dr. Andrew DeLuca’s sister, Carina DeLuca. We can’t wait for Grey’s to return to ABC for Season 14 sooner than soon!
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