Sarah Drew wasn’t unemployed for long.
The “Grey’s Anatomy” star, whose sudden exit from the long-running Shondaland medical drama was announced earlier in the week, has signed on to star in CBS’ “Cagney & Lacey” reboot, according to Deadline.
Drew will star as the laidback Cagney, while “Blindspot” alum Michelle Hurd has been cast as her veteran partner.
The casting news comes just days after a major shakeup on “Grey’s Anatomy” that will see the exit of two of Grey-Sloan’s doctors.
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Drew, who plays April Kepner, will exit after nine seasons, eight as a series regular.
“I know you’re sad. I’m sad too. I haven’t really had the time to process this information. I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours, so I’m not ready to say my thank yous and give an all-encompassing statement about my 9 years here,” she wrote on Twitter. “For now, I’d like to say: I love you, and I love April, and her story isn’t over yet.”
Jessica Capshaw will also exit after 10 seasons as Arizona Robbins.
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The original show, which ran for seven seasons from 1982 to 1988, won two Emmys for best drama and six for lead actress in a drama series.
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