Dr. Derek Shepherd Has A New Gig!

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And you'll never guess what part he'll play!

Exciting news for McDreamy lovers out there! It looks like Patrick Dempsey will be returning to the small screen in the Love Actually follow-up that will premiere on Thursday, May 25! Yes! You read that correctly! McDreamy will be starring in the short sequel to one of your favorite Christmas films! And even if he won't be playing our favorite neurosurgeon, it looks like Dempsey snagged an important part in an original character's love story.

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Fans in the United States have been buzzing ever since the mini 10-minute short was announced and aired for the Red Nose Day charity fundraiser in the United Kingdom on March 24.

The US version will be coming across the pond shortly, and writer-director Richard Curtis is making this a worthwhile wait. He is adding new scenes and characters to the original sequel, which includes Dempsey. We're just happy we get the version with him in it!

Now, Entertainment Weekly has announced that Dempsey will star opposite Laura Linney, who played Sarah in the original Love Actually film.

For those of you who don't remember or haven't seen the original, Sarah and Karl never seem to get the timing right. Even when they seem like they're about to finally hook up, Sarah puts everything on hold when her mentally-ill brother calls. Still don't remember? Check out the clip below!

There is no word whether or not Rodrigo Santoro, who plays Karl, will be returning and it's unclear what scene Dempsey and Linney will be playing. But if Karl is a no show, we're sure McDreamy would make a pretty great love interest!

And even with the spectacular reviews of the UK version of the Red Nose Day special, Dempsey is hilariously promoting his involvement with the project.

We couldn't be more excited!

Catch The Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25, at 10/9c on NBC!


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