Lindsay Wagner will reprise her role as Alex’s mother Helen Karev on Grey’s Anatomy for Season 15

Lindsay Wagner is returning to Grey’s Anatomy.

The 69-year-old actress will be reprising her role on the popular medical drama as Alex’s mother Helen Karev reported ET on Wednesday.

Wagner’s character was first introduced in season fourteen and her upcoming episode, slated to air in late February, will make Grey’s the longest-running primetime medical drama in history, surpassing ER.  

ABC upgraded the episode order for season 15 from 22 to 25, bringing the standing total for Grey’s to 342 episodes at the culmination of the season. 

Wagner is most famous for her role as Jaime Sommers in Bionic Woman.

Playing a former tennis professional who is given superhuman strength from bionic implants, Wagner scored an Emmy for the series that ran from 1976 to 1978. 

Meanwhile, Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo spoke recently about the longevity of the Shonda Rhimes series. 

The star revealed that she has signed a contract for season 16 and claimed that there is currently ‘no end in sight’, despite rumours season 16 could be the last of Grey’s Anatomy. 

She said: ‘My contract is through Season 16, so I’m completely obligated to do Season 16 and these numbers, there’s just no end in sight, with streaming and the show is so popular.’ 

In a recent interview on Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, Ellen revealed to hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield Norris, and Willow Smith that she hasn’t spoken to former co-star Patrick Dempsey since he left the show three years ago.

Speaking about her former on-screen love, she revealed: ‘We haven’t spoken since he’s left the show… I have no hard feelings toward him.

‘He’s a wonderful actor and we made the best TV you can make together. That’s a talented man right there. He did 11 amazing years.’  

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