Grey's Anatomy: Did CBS Shut Down Sara Ramirez Return?

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Jessica Capshaw departed Grey's Anatomy back in May, and while fans wanted Sara Ramirez back to help say goodbye to Arizona, it turns out there was a plan in place to bring her back. 

Creator Shonda Rhimes took part in an Instagram Q & A with fans on Wednesday and was asked about whether Ramirez could appear on the veteran ABC series again. 

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"Let me tell you something — we tried,” she responded.

“CBS has a hold of her. Because she’s on [Madam Secretary] And we can’t get her. But we love her. Always. This is her home. Come home Callie.”

Ramirez is currently appearing on CBS drama Madam Secretary, and it sounds like CBS was not high on the idea of her appearing on an ABC series. 

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While there was no confirmation when Shonda asked Ramirez back, TV Line confirmed it was indeed for Capshaw's farewell episode. 

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Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 24 found Arizona deciding to move to New York for an exciting new job and to allow Sofia to be near to both of her parents. 

There were back and forth texts between both Arizona and Callie during Capshaw's final hour, and it seemed to suggest there was a future for them in New York. 

There's no telling whether we will get confirmation of a romance from one of their friends when Grey's Anatomy returns next month. 

Sara Ramirez On Madam Secretary

The medical drama is entering its fifteenth season, and we don't know a lot about the new episodes. Kim Raver has been upped to series regular as Teddy Altman. 

Her promotion was foreshadowed when Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 24 strongly suggested she was pregnant with Owen's baby. 

Related: Grey's Anatomy Adds Chris Carmack to Cast

Meanwhile, Chris Carmack has landed a recurring role as a new orthopedic surgeon. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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