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Behind (and in front of) the camera.

Updated August 28:

According to TV Guide, in addition to directing, Debbie Allen will also reprise her role on "Grey's Anatomy" as Dr. Catherine Avery in Season 9 at least once. She is slated to appear in episode four.

Original article August 6:

Debbie Allen (Dr. Catherine Avery, "Grey's Anatomy") is set to go behind the cameras and direct for her fifth time at "GA," according to TV Guide. Allen will direct the third episode of Season 9, which kicks off on September 20. The season will begin two to three months after the plane crash, revert to the rescue scene in episode two, and then return to the present time in the episode Allen is directing. It's not been revealed if Allen's character, Catherine, will appear in episode three.

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