Grey’s Anatomy recently got renewed for season 18, but Greg Germann won’t stick around enough to take part in it. Germann, who plays brilliant neurosurgeon Dr. Tom Koracick on the hit ABC’s medical drama, ended his stint as series regular.
Showrunner Krista Vernoff confirmed the news in a statement published on Thursday, hailing Germann as “a comic genius.” “We are so lucky that he brought his talents to our show these last few years,” added Vernoff while leaving open the possibility of Germann returning as Koracick in a guest capacity.
Greg Germann, who is probably best known for his work on hit legal series Ally McBeal, joined Grey’s Anatomy as a recurring cast member in season 14. He moved up towards the top of the bill in season 16, and his character was featured in several intriguing storylines since then.
The show’s most recent episode, “Tradition,” was also Germann’s last in a series regular capacity.
“To have worked with all the incredibly talented people involved with Grey’s over the past few years has been such a privilege,” he said in a statement.
Besides Germann, “Tradition” also saw the exit of Jesse Williams, who has been on the show since season six. The duo will join Giacomo Gianniotti, whose character Andrew DeLuca was killed off earlier in season 17.