Eric Dane departs 'Grey's Anatomy'
July 27th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

Eric Dane departs 'Grey's Anatomy'

“Grey’s Anatomy” star Eric Dane is hanging up his scrubs.

After six years aboard the hit ABC medical drama, CNN's confirmed that the actor will not be back for the show’s ninth season will be leaving the show.

Series creator Shonda Rhimes told TVLine in a statement, “[We] did not come to this decision lightly, but after much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end."

Dane, who played Dr. Mark Sloan, thanked Rhimes and the cast of "Grey's" for the memories in a statement of his own. "I am extremely grateful to everyone at 'Grey's,' ABC and Shondaland for the experience," Dane told TVLine. "It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes."

Dane’s leaving is just the latest high-profile departure from "Grey's": The actor's fellow cast members Kim Raver and Chyler Leigh also exited the series after its eighth season finale in May.

"Grey's Anatomy" returns on September 27.


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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Ant

    mcdreamy is still great.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. Carl

    Sorry ladies (and guys) McSteamy just ran out of steam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  3. VITO RETIRED TROLL

    LAY LOW PERIOD. SORRY PUMPKIN.

    July 30, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. anthony

    sit on this rocket buddy.

    July 30, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Lisa

    Wow, is that show still on?

    July 30, 2012 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. Chloe

    Wow.. this is worth the consequence...total eye candy..

    July 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. brooklyn

    fall

    July 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Never...

    ever too late-a little long..but never late...

    July 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. boring

    This show jumped the shark a long time ago. Boring, boring, boring...

    July 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. mcsteamy

    yes..fine..but i still want steamy in the show!

    July 29, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  11. Too Soon

    Dane Cook

    July 29, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. jurby

    although it'll be sad to see 'Mark' killed off as the character is really entertaining, i do agree that the character has run it's course. hopefully Eric Dane gets another project soon though as he's such a great actor and I'd love to see him in a much juicier dramatic role where his talent can shine much more than it has of Grey's. maybe a thriller of some sort such as a detective show (no, not like Blue Bloods nor Law & Order).

    July 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LOS ANGELES

    NO HE'S MY MCSTEAMY HE CAN'T GO!!!!!

    July 28, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jackie

    NOT A GOOD IDEA!!!!!! HE NEEDS TO STAY!!! REALLY BUMMED OUT ON THIS ONE!! HE WAS FUNNY N EYE CANDY! !!

    July 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
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    GOT IT

    hacking...

    from new jersey strike 1
    ip is not accurate thank god strike 2

    July 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. mar84

    eric dane...will be missed..i love guys that have grey hair.

    July 28, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  17. Jack

    Good evening folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit ... thestarofkaduri.com

    July 28, 2012 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  18. Illaya

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo are you kidding me the show will not be the same

    July 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  19. 437891a

    no downhill ahead...ratings are UP and making tons for abc. no drop anytime soon.

    July 27, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  20. lovethisshow

    one of the few shows i enjoy. show won't go down hill. its still in the top 10 and mcdreamy is still there.

    July 27, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  21. Marta

    But, but, but... Dr. Mcsteamy can't go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 27, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. weirded out girl

    It's so odd to stand by watching as Shonda Rhimes just KEEPS ON GOING with this show, making it more dramatic and idiotic and tragic each season.. It's not even a question whether or not she's going to kill him off. It's not going to be like Addison, a nice departure episode and all, IT'S GOING TO BE A TEN-EPISODE LONG DRAMA AND ALL THE REMAINING CHARACTERS ARE GOING TO WALLOW AND DROWN IN THEIR TEARS GOD. For me, Grey's ended when George died. After that it went downhill SO fast.

    July 27, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • KIM ROBERTS

      GEORGE WAS THE GLUE TO GRAY'S .STILL LOVE WATCHING THE BEGINNING OF GRAYS. TIME TO TAKE THEM OUT
      OF THEIR DREAM, AND BRING BACK GEORGE AND IZZIE. JUST LIKE THEY DID IN DALLAS.

      July 27, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. sad girl

    I suppose he dies next to lexie. There goes the eye candy on the show.

    July 27, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |

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