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New Residents Ready to Shake Up Seattle Grace

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Nora Zehetner (pictured below) and Robert Baker have been cast as two of the recurring residents surfacing in Episode 5 of the upcoming season of Grey's Anatomy.

Zehetner, familiar to TV fans from her runs on Heroes and Everwood, will play a Seattle Grace doctor described by a source as "feisty, very smart and competitive."

She is poised to butt heads with at least one member of Meredith Grey's posse. Which one(s) of the original interns-turned-residents she feuds with is unclear.

Meanwhile, Robert Baker, from The CW's short-lived Valentine, has been cast as the seemingly nicest of the new residents, who may be hiding a nastier side.

Nora Zehetner Picture

The casting of the docs comes as Grey's Anatomy prepares to bid adieu to George O'Malley (in the season premiere) and accomodate Ellen Pompeo's maternity leave.

Krista Vernoff, co-executive producer of the program, recently stated that Mer-Der is still the focus of the show, but Ellen will nevertheless miss some time this year.

Precisely why the new residents' arrive is the big mystery here, and one that Shonda Rhimes isn't willing to reveal. At least until her next Twitter or blog posting.

Scrubbing in alongside Zehetner and Baker will be Jesse Williams (Beyond the Break, the Joss Whedon thriller The Cabin in the Woods) as a charismatic caregiver.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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    Wait! im confused. when did Lexie and the other interns become residents let alone second year residents? ive watched every episode from season 1-4 like 3 times and only missed like 2 episodes from season 5.
    Yet i dont remember this point AT ALL.

    Seriouslyseriously

    Also, I wonder if these new characters will be Lexie's interns? Now that she's a second year resident I guess that means she can have her own interns.

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    Looks like this actress will play the new Cristina! I look forward to seeing that. Though Cristina really irreplaceable.

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    There must be a new intake of interns if Lexie is a second year resident as mentioned in a trailer for S6. I guess third year residents (Mer,Cris, Alex, Iz) are still each having four of the new interns?
    Will the interns from last year still appear and have speaking roles or will they disappear like the nurses who appeared in the first three seasons?

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    Can't wait to se the new faces!

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    I mean: her performances in Brick and
    conversations with Other Women.

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    LOL don't say that!
    I love GA and Nora is probably one of the most underated actresses in the world.
    Her performances in and are great. I am happy for her.
    Besides, no matter how much fans hate new ppl join the show,
    we'll still follow it anyway.

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    i don't want other doc in ga,too.i think that too much flesh to fire ...and the show 'll be a caotic -fiction.i want to ask you (krista), as merder can be the focus of the show ,if isn't derek playing as solo?do you see what i mean?these doc are all with black-hair but a doc with blond-hair ,i want for the moment...




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