Kate Walsh is Making Her Return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ in Season 18

Fans have been begging for Grey’s Anatomy to bring back the beloved Dr. Addison Montgomery and now, it’s officially happening! Kate Walsh has just announced the news on September 2. The character first joined the show in the season 1 finale and quickly became a fan favorite, eventually leading the spinoff series Private Practice, which lasted six seasons.

The actress wrote, “It’s really happening. Dr. Addison Montgomery will see you shortly.”

Walsh also made videos for both the official Grey’s Anatomy and Shondaland TV Twitter accounts announcing the news. Watch them below:

The new season premieres Thursday, September 30 at 9pm ET on ABC.