CMT’s Nashville just aired it’s final episode last Thursday, but series star Chris Carmack already has his next project lined up. Carmack, who played Will Lexington on the CMT series, will be going from spending his days as a cowboy crooner to playing an orthopedic surgeon! After six seasons of singing on the country music drama, Carmack has landed a role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy for the series’ upcoming fifteenth season.
Carmack will have a big recurring role during the upcoming season of the medical drama. On Grey’s Anatomy, According to The Hollywood Reporter, Carmack will play, “an orthopedic surgeon who comes to work at Grey Sloan Memorial and is known as an Ortho God.” Any additional details relating to his character have not yet been disclosed, including the character’s name. We also don’t know when Carmack will first appear on the series which is adding extra mystery to his upcoming role.
Nashville aired its final episode ever last week on CMT. The series originally premiered on ABC before being canceled by the network in 2016. The series was saved by CMT where it continued to air for an additional two seasons. With Carmack joining the Grey’s Anatomy cast, he is essentially returning home to the network that started it all, ABC.
Carmack isn’t the only Nashville alum who has landed their first job outside of Music City. Series star Charles Esten, who has starred as Deacon Claybourne on Nashville since the show first started back in 2012, has landed a recurring, season-long role on the new TNT drama Tell Me Your Secrets.
Grey’s Anatomy is set to return, with Carmack recurring, on Thursday, September 27th at 8 PM with a two-hour season premiere.
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