"The Equalizer" New York Premiere - ArrivalsAn Oscar winner will soon walk the halls of Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital: Grey's Anatomy."

TVLine reports that Washington will helm the ninth episode of the show's current 12th season, and the installment will air during November sweeps. The details about Washington's episode are being kept under wraps for now, but it was written by Stacy McKee; shooting is expected to start later this month.

Washington has helmed two feature films in his long and celebrated career (2002's "Antwone Fisher" and 2007's "The Great Debaters"), but TVLine reports that this will be his first time tackling directing for television. Considering Washington already has two Oscars under his belt (Best Supporting Actor for 1989's "Glory" and Best Actor for 2001's "Training Day"), he could be gunning for EGOT status if he nabs an Emmy nomination for directing this episode.

According to TVLine, Washington most likely got the gig thanks to his longtime friendship with "Grey's" executive producer and director Debbie Allen. Regardless of why the Academy Award winner decided to work on the small screen, we're glad that he did; sweeps can't come soon enough.

[via: TVLine]

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