Chandra Wilson to Appear on Private Practice

at .

Shonda Rhimes is anti-Grey's Anatomy spoilers, but with a bus full of reporters visiting the set Tuesday, she revealed a little scoop on the upcoming season.

Specifically, Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson will cross over to the world of Private Practice in the season's third episode this fall, Rhimes said during the visit.

Miranda Bailey will travel to L.A. to visit her former colleague Addison Montgomery (Kate Walsh) and perform a "very interesting" medical procedure, Rhimes says.

Bailey being Bailey, she'll also not be shy about sharing her opinions about the goings-on at Oceanside Wellness, the creator and producer of both shows adds.

ABC also confirms that Party Down star Ken Marino (who was on set Tuesday) and former ER actress Kellie Martin will also guest in the first batch of episodes.

Boss Bailey

The crossover of Chandra Wilson's character to Private Practice will continue the relatively free movement of characters between Grey's Anatomy and its spinoff, which debuted in 2007.

Walsh has appeared on several episodes of Grey's Anatomy the past couple of seasons, and this past spring Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd guested on Private Practice, while Taye Diggs and Audra McDonald also revealed their ties to Derek's past.

The new season of Private Practice will pick up only a few minutes after last season's finale, which ended with off-her-meds patient Katie (Amanda Foreman) injecting Violet (Amy Brenneman) with some paralyzing drugs and about to steal her baby.

The season premiere will deal with the immediate aftermath, while episode two will jump ahead a few weeks, Amy Brenneman says. We can't wait to see what transpires ...

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

Show Comments
Tags:

Grey's Anatomy Quotes

MEREDITH: "You don't get to call me a whore. When I met you, I thought I had found the person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I was done! All the boys and all the bars and all the obvious daddy issues, who cares? I was done. You left me. You chose Addison. I'm all glued back together now. I make no apologies for how I chose to repair what you broke. You don't get to call me a whore."
DEREK: "This thing with us is finished. It's over."
MEREDITH: "Finally."
DEREK: "Yeah, it's done."
MEREDITH: "It is done."

Arizona: Oh my God! I mean, I understand why you're into her. She's hot. Wait, she likes you?
Nathan: What? I mean, I'm going to try not to be offended at that.
Arizona: No, no, no. It's just that Derek was, Derek was epic for her. They were the great love story. I mean, that girl's heart beat for Derek Shepherd. It just, it never occurred to me that she would ever be with anyone else. He was perfect. He was everything. That man turned her world. It, I spooked you. Don't be spooked.