Grey's Anatomy has aired on ABC for thirteen seasons now, and in that time, a lot of the actors and actresses who were originally involved with the show have left for other projects. Sandra Oh, who played Cristina Yang on Grey's, stuck it out for a long time on the series before leaving after Season 10. Now she's landed her first big TV gig since leaving the Shonda Rhimes drama. Sandra Oh is set to appear on the new season of American Crime.
Sandra Oh has taken a pretty big guesting gig on American Crime, the multi-season anthology crime series that is set to return to the schedule in 2017. In the upcoming show, Sandra Oh will play Abby Tanaka, the head of a shelter for victims of domestic abuse located in Alamance County, North Carolina. While not a lead, the role should be more substantial than a one-off guest stint, as Oh has booked a multi-episode arc in American Crime's third season. Season 3 is anticipated to cover the struggles of various economic classes in the United States, according to earlier reports.
It should be noted that Sandra Oh hasn't exactly been living under a rock since her tenure on Grey's Anatomy ended. She appeared in the web short series Shitty Boyfriends. She was also in Tammy and the 2016 film Catfight. Needless to say, the American Crime gig is a bigger deal, because it will bring the actress back to ABC and back to primetime for the first time in a couple of TV seasons.
This is a big deal. Cristina Yang was a big enough TV character that it led Sandra Oh to plenty of film opportunities, but we hope the gig in American Crime will inspire her to come back to television. ShondaLand always has a ton of different sorts of projects in the works, too, and I'm sure fans would die if the actress decided to do a stint on How To Get Away With Murder or whatever. We'll have to wait and see what Sandra Oh has in the cards next, but for now, feel free to shout to the rooftops that the actress is heading back to television.
Unfortunately, we still have a while to wait before Oh is back on network TV. American Crime didn't get a fall release, and is instead being held by ABC for midseason. Which means that we won't get to see new episodes until winter sets in. In the meantime, I guess we'll simply have to be content with the occasional Cristina reference on Grey's Anatomy, which is not much, but at least its something. If you'd like to see what TV shows are hitting the schedule this fall, check out our TV premiere schedule.